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 Brocade
Brocade continues to make major strides in the networked storage market. Its CEO may be stepping down, but it's not as if the company's following suit. Brocade's adjusted quarterly profit of $0.14 a share landed comfortably ahead of the $0.12 a share that the market was expecting.
Investors shouldn't be surprised since Brocade has beaten market estimates by 25% or more in each of the three prior periods.
Finally, we have SINA
SINA's strong showing sticks out in a week that was actually pretty bad for many of its dot-com peers. China's Phoenix New Media
Moving in the right direction
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. If that's not up your alley just yet, you can still check out a free special report detailing the next trillion-dollar revolution.
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.