Every week, I look at a few companies that lapped their profit targets. Leaving Wall Street's pros with quizzical looks on their faces can be a good thing. It usually means that the companies have more in the tank than analysts figured, and capital appreciation often follows. Here are a few companies that humbled the prognosticators this past week.
But the shares slipped -- like a set of Heelys on a freshly waxed hardwood floor -- as the company announced a secondary stock offering and talked down its near-term growth guidance.
M-I-C? See you later, slacker analysts. Last week, Disney
Then we have Blue Nile
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Either way, come back next Monday to learn about more stocks that blew the market away.
Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz is a fan of toppers. He does not own shares in any of the companies in this story, save for Disney. He is also part of the Rule Breakers newsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early. Blue Nile is both a Rule Breakers and Hidden Gems selection. The Fool has a disclosure policy.