Why settle for ordinary quarterly reports?
Each week I take a look at three companies that beat market expectations, since that (in my humble opinion) is the biggest factor in a stock beating the market. Leaving Wall Street's pros with puzzled 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 Research In Motion
Cynics didn't think that RIM had what it took. There have certainly been plenty of new smartphones released since BlackBerry hit the market. Between Apple's
Well, RIM did, clearly earning its place in this weekly wrap-up.
Finally, we have Apollo Group
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.