Every week I take a look at three companies that beat market expectations, since I believe that'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 Gander Mountain
This is not necessarily good news for fellow outdoor gear chain Cabela's
These quarterly pit stop checks have worked out well for shareholders lately. AutoZone has now clocked in ahead of expectations in four of the past five quarters. Rivals O'Reilly Automotive
Finally, we have Kroger
Keep watching the companies that lap expectations. Over time, it will be a rewarding experience for investors, as the market rewards overachievers. That's the kind of surprise we look for in the Motley Fool Rule Breakers newsletter service. Want in? Get started today with a free, all-access, 30-day trial subscription.
And come back next Monday to learn about more stocks that blew the market away.