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 SUPERVALU
It wasn't a perfect showing. Net sales dipped, same-store sales were negative, and SUPERVALU's outlook isn't exactly rosy. However, this is still the third consecutive quarter in which the thrifty retailer has blasted through Wall Street's targets.
Chipotle Mexican Grill
Finally we have Bank of America
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Either way, come back next Monday to learn about more stocks that blew the market away.
If you want to track these stocks to see if they come out ahead next quarter, add them to My Watchlist:
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Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz calls them as he sees them. He does not own shares in any of the stocks in this story. Rick is also part of the Rule Breakers newsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early.