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Investor Uprising IU25 Index Hits New High: Up 12% in 2012

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Investor Uprising IU25 Index Hits New High: Up 12% in 201216:14 EST Wednesday, February 08, 2012IU25 index strict, value-based financial criteria outperforms S&P 500 indexNEW YORK, Feb. 8, 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 12% to date in 2012, outperforming the S&P 500 index in its two-month long rally.(Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120208/NY50132LOGO )"Fundamentally strong companies are participating in this stock-market rally and we see the out-performance of the IU25 as proof that companies with good fundamentals make the best long-term investments," said R. Scott Raynovich, Editor In Chief of Investor Uprising, the creator of the index. 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."  Companies with outstanding performance in the index over the last 10 months include Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL), which is up nearly 40% since it was selected, Gilead Sciences Inc. (Nasdaq: GILD), up 37%, and Celgene Inc. (Nasdaq: CELG), up 30%.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. Sponsored by PR Newswire, Investor Uprising, as well the "My News" feature on PRNewswire.com and monthly virtual Retail Investor Conferences (www.retailinvestorconferences.com), represents PR Newswire's strategy to facilitate engagement between the individual investor community and public companies.About Investor UprisingTwitter @InvestUprisingInvestor Uprising is the individual investor's no-nonsense community for accessing business trends and investment strategies. Combining expert market commentary, fundamental analysis and on-the-ground reporting, Investor Uprising helps the reader find the best investment opportunities in global markets. Sponsored by PR Newswire and operated by UBM plc, Investor Uprising's community of contributors will reach millions of potential business readers around the world. Media Contacts:R. Scott RaynovichEditor in Chief, Investor Uprising(406) 582-5886 direct(406) 599-7873 mobile Scott.Raynovich@investoruprising.comNoreen Seebacher Community Editor, Investor Uprising(201) 360-6773Noreen.Seebacher@investoruprising.comSOURCE Investor Uprising