2. Interactive Data (IDC) sells financial-market data and analytics.
The numbers: Fourth-quarter profit decreased 18% to $33 million, or 34 cents a share, as revenue remained flat at $194 million. The operating margin contracted from 29% to 24%. Interactive Data holds $306 million of cash and no debt.
The stock: Interactive Data has risen 41% over the past 52 weeks, underperforming benchmarks. The stock trades at a price-to-projected-earnings ratio of 19, a premium to competitors. It is cheap when comparing book value metrics.
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