The saying goes that a rising tide lifts all boats, but it rarely works that way in the market. Even in the thinnest sectors, one player often thrives while the others wallow in fiscal famine. This week, let's take a closer look at three stocks that outperformed with the buddy system intact. We'll look at industries where the water did rise, with one ship following the other higher.
Let's start with Priceline.com
Thanks to a 63% surge in gross travel bookings, the Stock Advisor recommendation earned $0.55 a share for its June quarter. The market was only holding out for a $0.51-per-share showing. Was Priceline an anomaly in an otherwise-grounded niche? Not exactly. Two days later, Expedia
With all the high expectations about investing in China, is there still room for surprises? Last week, there was. Chinese gaming upstart The9
Lastly, we turn to restaurant stocks. Brinker International
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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. Rick is also part of theRule Breakersnewsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early.