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.

We can start with The Knot (NASDAQ:KNOT). The online hotbed of solutions for frantic fiancees rang wedding bells for its investors in its second quarter. The company earned $0.15 per share, considerably besting the $0.10 a share that analysts were expecting.

Hansen Natural (NASDAQ:HANS) also popped higher. The company behind the popular Monster energy drinks saw its quarterly earnings soar 68% higher to $0.47 per share. The pros figured that Hansen would only generate a profit of $0.36 a share.

Red Bull and Hansen's Monster remain the killer brands in alternative energy beverages, even with companies like Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) and Jones Soda (NASDAQ:JSDA) giving it a shot.

Then we have Priceline.com (NASDAQ:PCLN). The travel portal with personality stood out in its latest quarter, earning $1.11 a share on an adjusted basis. Wall Street was way off, expecting adjusted net income to clock in at just $0.89 per share. It's not much of a surprise, though. Priceline has topped Wall Street's targets in 17 of the last 19 quarters.

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.

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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.