Why settle for ordinary quarterly reports?
I believe that trumping the analysts is the biggest contributor to a stock's outperformance. Leaving Wall Street's pros with quizzical looks usually means that the companies they lowballed have something left in the tank, and capital appreciation often follows. That's why I look every week at a few companies that recently beat market expectations. Let's examine three of them.
We can start with Black & Decker
This news naturally bodes well for other Chinese Internet stocks such as Sohu.com
Finally, biotech giant Amgen
The market is warming up to Amgen again. Despite Wall Street's general malaise, shares of Amgen have risen by 46% since bottoming out back in March.
Keep watching the companies that lap expectations. Over time, it will be a rewarding experience for investors, as the market rewards the overachievers. That's the kind of surprise 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.
Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz is a fan of toppers. He does not own shares in any of the companies in this story. He is also part of the Rule Breakers newsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early. The Fool has a disclosure policy.