Underpromise. Overdeliver. That's the mantra that drives earnings surprises. For investors, the treat is especially sweet because it means that professional bean-counting analysts have underestimated a particular company's profit power. That often leads to more upside surprises in the future.
That said, let's take a closer look at a few of the companies that humbled the prognosticators this past week:
We'll start with Barr Pharmaceuticals
Jos A. Bank Clothiers
As far as Bank is concerned, this is the time of year when retailers report on their July quarters. There aren't too many shops trouncing the market at the moment, though Casey's General
So, keep watching the companies that lap expectations. Over time, it will be a rewarding experience for investors. That's the kind of surprise that market watchers relish in the Rule Breakers newsletter service. The strategy has paid off as the average Rule Breaker selection has more than tripled the S&P 500's market return. 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, but he does no?t own shares in any of the companies mentioned in this story. The Fool has a disclosure policy. He is also part of the Rule Breakers newsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early.