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 SYNNEX
"SYNNEX investors should be used to landing well ahead of the prognosticators," I wrote the day before the IT supply chain specialist's quarterly report. "The company has beaten analyst profit targets for 16 quarters in a row. Given the trend, it would be a shock if SYNNEX actually only earned $1.14 a share tomorrow."
Indeed. SYNNEX blew that target out of the water, earning $1.37 a share instead.
How did last week's quarter play out? Well, despite a 20% surge in revenue, squeezed margins saw profitability clock in at $0.25 a share. Schnitzer had earned $0.64 a share a year earlier. However, Wall Street figured that the steel company would earn just $0.22 a share this time.
Finally, we have VOXX
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Either way, come back next week to learn about more stocks that blew the market away in the coming days.
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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.