| Ralph Lauren designs, markets and distributes lifestyle products, including apparel, footwear, accessories, home furnishings, fragrances and hospitality. Co.'s brand names include Ralph Lauren, Ralph Lauren Collection, Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Polo Ralph Lauren, Double RL, Lauren Ralph Lauren, Polo Ralph Lauren Children, and Chaps, among others. Co. sells directly to consumers via its retail stores, concession-based shop-within-shops, and digital commerce operations. Co. licenses to third parties the right to access its trademarks in connection with the licensees' manufacture and sale of designated products, such as apparel and eyewear. Co.'s segment are: North America, Europe, and Asia. The RL YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the RL YTD return page and across the coverage universe of our site,
is a measure of the total return for a given investment year-to-date for the current calendar year
(up to the end of prior trading session). Arguably, choosing the current calendar year for a measurement
period is on the one hand completely arbitrary, but on the other hand a year-to-date look can be extremely
useful in the context of our country's tax system which taxes gains and income on a calendar year basis.
Thus, researching Year-To-Date Returns is good practice for investors — whether RL YTD return or other benchmarks/peers
— and when doing so it is also important to factor in dividends, because a financial instrument's YTD return is
more than just the change in price if that instrument pays a dividend or coupon. Our website aims to empower investors
by performing the RL YTD return calculation (with any dividends reinvested as applicable), and to provide a
coverage universe of many stocks and ETFs to be able to compare YTD returns.