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 take a look at a few companies that humbled the prognosticators this past week, starting with Intel
A price war with rival AMD
Lastly, we have eBay
The company's near-term outlook, particularly the challenges involved in getting its eBay businesses in the United States and Germany back on track, may be iffy. But you can now own a piece of one of the more dynamic companies in cyberspace at just 24 to 25 times this year's bottom-line guidance.
So keep watching the companies that lap expectations. Over time, it'll be a fruitful 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.