The IBD® 50 Index tracks the performance of stocks listed in the IBD® 50, a proprietary list of the 50 top-ranked. Companies are ranked based on superior earnings, strong price performance, and leadership within their respective industries. It is a computer-generated ranking of leading companies trading in the U.S.Rankings are based on a combination of each company's recent record of profit growth; IBD's Composite Rating (which includes key measures such as return on equity, sales growth and profit margins); and relative price performance over the last 12 months.
The companies listed on the IBD® 50 and their rankings are revised after the market close every Tuesday and Friday. The Index tracks the performance of each stock for the duration that it remains on the IBD® 50.