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10 Diversified Stocks to Buy Ahead of Earnings

5. Tibco Software (TIBX - Get Report) offers electronic business software products. TIBX will announce fourth-quarter fiscal 2011 results on Dec. 21.

Net income for the quarter is estimated at $60.33 million, or 26 cents per share, compared to $53.84 million, or 22 cents per share, in the same quarter prior fiscal, according to analysts polled by Bloomberg. Sales are seen at $281.23 million, an increase of 17% from $241.22 million recorded in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2010.

Gross margins are expected to increase to 77.41% from 76.03% in the same quarter prior year. Operating profit for the period is seen growing 45% to $83.6 million. The company expects a 55% increase in cash flow per share to 34 cents from 22 cents.

Of the 14 analysts covering the stock, 57% recommend a buy and 43% rate a hold. Analysts polled by Bloomberg expect the stock to gain an average 27.5% to $30.08 from current levels over the next 12 months.

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