Every week, I take a look at a few companies that lapped their profit targets. Leaving Wall Street's pros with quizzical looks on their faces can be a good thing. It usually means that the companies have more in the tank than analysts figured, and capital appreciation often follows.
Let's take a look at a few companies that humbled the prognosticators this past week.
We'll start with Lowe's
Holding up better than its orange apron-wearing rivals at Home Depot
Then we have Jack in the Box
Clearly, the company is doing something right at its namesake chain. Jack in the Box also has a winner with Qdoba. It may not be as good a play in quick-service Mexican eats as Chipotle Mexican Grill
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.
Chipotle is a Rule Breakers recommendation. Home Depot is an Inside Value selection.
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 Fool has a disclosure policy.