Every week, I take a look at a few companies that lapped their profit targets. Leaving Wall Street's pros befuddled 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 look at a few companies that humbled the prognosticators this past week.
We'll start with Apollo Group
The market rewarded Apollo's shares on Friday with a 15% gain, thanks to the company's healthy enrollment growth and market-thumping bottom-line performance.
Let's close this week's file of market-clobbering companies with office furniture maker Steelcase
I always make it a point to keep a close eye on office furniture manufacturers like Steelcase and Herman Miller
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 Fool has a disclosure policy.