Why settle for ordinary quarterly reports?
I take a look at three companies that beat market expectations every week, since I believe that it's the biggest factor in a stock beating the market. Leaving Wall Street's pros with quizzical looks on their faces 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 over the past few trading days.
We can start with America's Car Mart
I recommended the stock earlier this summer, given the company's emphasis on low-end used autos. Tough times call for big ticket bargains, and that's good news for companies like America's Car Mart and CarMax
One would think that the pros would catch on here. Shanda's performance has creamed Wall Street's profit targets in each of the last nine quarters. This is a fast-growing niche where players like Shanda, Giant Interactive
Finally, we have Navistar International
So, keep watching the companies that beat 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.