Apple Helps Push IU25 Index Up 20% for the Year

NEW YORK, Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Investor Uprising, the individual investor's no-nonsense resource for global business trends and investment ideas, today announced that the IU25 Index of 25 companies with strong fundamentals is up 20% year to date in 2012, outperforming the S&P 500 index in its four-month long rally.

"The continued outperformance of the IU25 is proof that companies with good fundamentals make the best long-term investments," said R. Scott Raynovich, Editor In Chief of Investor Uprising and the creator of the index. "Though the market feels overextended at the moment, we believe this index will continue to outperform in the long run. We're looking at rebalancing the index toward better value."

IU25 index companies are selected on the basis of strict, value-based financial criteria. For example, shares are only selected if the price/earnings (P/E) ratio is below or at least equal to the growth rate of the company.

A historical summary of major events in the history of the IU25 Index can be reviewed in Raynovich's overview, "A Guide to Value: What's in the IU25 Index."  Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL), an anchor to the Index, has led the move. Apple is now up nearly 60% since it was selected for inclusion in April 2011. Other recent strong contributors have included Microsoft Inc. (Nasdaq: MSFT), up 25% since the launch of the IU25 Index; Priceline Inc. (Nasdaq: PCLN), up 22%; and Qualcomm Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOM), up 19%.

Raynovich will be sharing his 2012 Market Outlook at www.retailinvestorconferences.com on March 1st at 5 pm. ET. To register please go to http://www.retailinvestorconferences.com/.

Investor Uprising regularly produces FREE, original, in-depth reports aimed at informing the self-directed investor.  To register for the complimentary reports and to participate in topical conversations with our expert bloggers, visit Investor Uprising at http://www.investoruprising.com/register.asp.

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Media Contacts:
R. Scott Raynovich
Editor in Chief, Investor Uprising
(406) 582-5886 direct
(406) 599-7873 mobile
Scott.Raynovich@investoruprising.com

Noreen Seebacher
Community Editor, Investor Uprising
(201) 360-6773
Noreen.Seebacher@investoruprising.com

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