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 prognosticators over the past few trading days.
We can start with FuelCell Energy
Alternative energy is a dynamic niche, though FuelCell's negative gross margins leave a lot to be desired. The speculative shares have been cut in half this year. The stock's low price and compelling specialty will keep the speculators close, as investors wait for a little more clarity when it comes to FuelCell's chances at becoming a profitable company.
The video game industry has been largely languishing since early last year, but there are more than a few signs of life as we barrel toward the telltale holidays. Microsoft is selling millions of its Kinect motion-based controllers. Activision Blizzard
Finally, we have Research In Motion
It's important to keep watching the companies that surpass expectations. Over time, it will be a lucrative experience for investors as the market rewards the overachievers. That's the kind of surprise that we look for in the Rule Breakers newsletter service. Want in? Check out a 30-day trial subscription.
Either way, come back next Monday to learn about more stocks that blew the market away.