| Chevron is engaged in energy and chemicals operations. Upstream operations consist primarily of, among others, exploring for, developing, producing and transporting crude oil and natural gas; processing, liquefaction, transportation and regasification associated with liquefied natural gas; transporting, storage and marketing of natural gas; and a gas-to-liquids plant. Downstream operations consist primarily of, among others, refining crude oil into petroleum products; marketing of crude oil, refined products and lubricants; and manufacturing and marketing of commodity petrochemicals, plastics for industrial uses and fuel and lubricant additives. The CVX stock yearly return is shown above.
The yearly return on the CVX stock yearly return page and across the coverage universe of our site,
is a measure of the annual return over the calendar year 2012 for the given stock.
When performing this calculation it is important to factor in dividends, because a financial instrument's annual return is
more than just the change in price if that instrument pays a dividend or coupon.
One way to factor dividends into the return is simply to count them as cash — we don't do
that here. Instead, our website aims to empower investors
by performing the CVX annual return calculation with any dividends reinvested as applicable (on ex-dates).