| Western Digital develops, manufactures, and provides data storage devices and solutions. Co.'s technology and products portfolio address the following markets: Client Devices, which consist of hard disk drives (HDDs) and solid state drives (SSDs) desktop and notebook PCs, smart video systems, gaming consoles and set top boxes, as well as flash-based embedded storage products; Data Center Devices and Solutions, which consist of a range of enterprise HDDs and enterprise SSDs, and platforms; and Client Solutions, which consist of HDDs and SSDs embedded into external storage products and removable flash-based products, which include cards, universal serial bus flash drives and wireless drives. The WDC YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the WDC 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 WDC 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 WDC 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.