Meet earnings and everyone is content. Come out comfortably ahead and watch the market walk away more than satisfied. That's all you really need to know about earnings season. Companies that outperform once are in the ideal position to do so again.
Let's take a look at a few of these beaters that humbled the prognosticators this past week.
We'll start with THQ
Many of THQ's titles are licensed fare for younger gamers based on hit animated flicks like Cars and shows like SpongeBob SquarePants, so it was easy to assume that the company wouldn't slide into the same kind of funk as more grown-up software houses. But few thought the company was good for $0.25 a share when Wall Street was only expecting a $0.03-per-share showing.
Then we have SINA
China is clearly a region that is performing better than the market is giving it credit for, as both Baidu
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.