, the world's fourth-largest chemical maker, forecast earnings through 2011 would continue to grow, with executives saying the maker of Tyvek and Kevlar was also well positioned through 2015.

The company, which makes a wide range of consumer goods and agricultural products, expects to earn $3.30 to $3.60 per share next year. Analysts expect earnings of $3.45 per share, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

The company forecast 2011 revenue of $33 billion to $34 billion. Analysts expect $33.42 billion.

We met or exceeded our 2010 targets and are finishing the year as a stronger company with a solid growth outlook through 2015, DuPont Chief Executive Ellen Kullman said in a statement.

DuPont also affirmed its 2010 earnings guidance of $3.10 per share.

The Wilmington, Delaware-based company's shares rose 2 cents to $48.90 in premarket trading.

(Reporting by Ernest Scheyder, editing by Maureen Bavdek)