Never get caught sleeping through earnings season. On any given day, the chances are better than fair that a company is about to throw Wall Street for a loop by producing better-than-expected results. Once a company does just that, investors should dig a little deeper, because there may be some neat things going on at the company that have yet to be priced into the shares.
Let's take a look at a few of these beaters that humbled the prognosticators this past week.
We'll start with Adobe Systems
Wall Street shouldn't be surprised here. The company has been able to come in slightly ahead of analyst estimates for 19 consecutive quarters. Granted, things may get tricky in a few months when Inside Value selection Microsoft
Then we have Bear Stearns
So, keep watching the companies that lap expectations. Over time, it will be a rewarding experience for investors as the market rewards the overachievers. That's the kind of surprise we look for in the Rule Breakers newsletter service. 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. He does not own shares in any of the companies in this story. He is also part of theRule Breakersnewsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early. The Fool has a disclosure policy.