Don't settle for ordinary quarterly reports.
I take a look at three companies that beat market expectations every week, since I believe that it's the biggest factor in a stock beating the market. Leaving Wall Street's pros with stunned expressions can be a good thing. It usually means that the companies have more in the tank than analysts figured. Capital appreciation typically follows.
Let's take a look at a few companies that humbled the pros over the past few trading days.
We can start with Oracle
The news gets even better for Oracle as CEO Larry Ellison's outlook for adjusted profitability for the current quarter is also ahead of where the pros are perched. Oracle has historically been very conservative with its guidance, so this is a good omen leading up to what will likely be another quarterly beat out of the company.
Finally we have FedEx
Analysts were banking on FedEx earning just $1.35 a share for the quarter.
Now take a step back and put these three reports together. What does it tell you about the state of corporate America when a business software giant, a uniform provider, and a delivery speedster crank out better-than-expected bottom-line results during the same week? Keep smiling.
Moving in the right direction
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Either way, come back next week to learn about more stocks that blew the market away in the coming days.