Every week, I take a look at a few companies that lapped their profit targets. Leaving Wall Street's pros with quizzical looks can be a good thing. It usually means that the companies they're analyzing have more in the tank than they figured, and capital appreciation often follows.
Let's check out a few companies that humbled the prognosticators this past week.
We'll start with Big Lots
Net income more than doubled to $0.57 a share for its quarter that ended in January. Analysts figured that AeroVironment would be good for only $0.25 a share in profitability. Growth investors can probably appreciate the importance of having a few market-thumping quarters early in a company's publicly traded life.
Then we have Omrix Pharmaceuticals
So keep watching the companies that surpass 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 Fool has a disclosure policy.