History is written by winners. True to that adage, this weekly overview is written about winners. By spotlighting companies that blew past Wall Street targets, we can come up with some pretty dynamic names. Even though you're reading this a week later, the chances are usually pretty good that the market will continue to underestimate the overachieving company's earnings potential a quarter later.
Let's take a closer look at a few of the companies that humbled the prognosticators this past week.
We'll start with Nike
Then we have Palm
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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. The Fool has a disclosure policy. He is also part of theRule Breakersnewsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early.