2. IHS ( IHS) is a source of information and insight in areas such as energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management. The company will announce its fourth-quarter fiscal 2011 results on Jan.6

Net income for the quarter is estimated at $63.75 million, or 68 cents per share, compared to $52.56 million, or 64 cents per share, in the corresponding quarter last fiscal, according to analysts polled by Bloomberg. Sales are seen at $364.89 million, up 23% from $296.19 million recorded in the same quarter last year.

Operating profit is expected to rise by 19.4% to $66.36 million from $55.57 million in the year-ago quarter. EBITDA is seen up 65% to $119.33 million from $72.54 million in the same quarter last year.

Of the 13 analysts covering the stock, 69% recommend a buy and the rest rate a hold. There are no sell ratings on the stock. Analysts polled by Bloomberg expect the stock to gain an average 7.9% to $92.70 from current levels over the next 12 months.

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