Every week, I look at three companies that have beaten market expectations. Leaving Wall Street's pros with quizzical looks usually means that the companies have more in the tank than those analysts figured, and capital appreciation often follows.
So let's review a few companies that humbled the prognosticators over the past few trading days.
It was a good week for Chinese growth stocks: Home Inns & Hotels
Ctrip is a regular on this list. The company has handily beaten analyst expectations in each of the six previous quarters. There will be hiccups along the way, but Ctrip is still following the trend that investors want to see when they seek out companies that will outperform the market.
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So keep watching the companies that beat expectations. Over time, doing so will be a rewarding experience for investors, because 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 owns no 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.