Estimates are never absolute. Companies may try to sway analysts one way or the other, but even with appropriate guidance, some companies just have more earnings power than Wall Street was banking on. Those are the stocks I love to examine closer. There may be something special going on, and it may prove lucrative to investors.
Let's take a look at a few of the beaters that humbled the prognosticators this past week.
We'll start with DSW
Surprised? One shouldn't be. Despite toiling away in the rather unglamorous textiles arena, Kellwood has managed to surpass expectations for seven consecutive quarters now.
Then we have Del Monte Foods
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 the Rule Breakers newsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early. The Foo l has a disclosure policy.