Why settle for ordinary quarterly reports?
Every week, I take a look at three companies that beat market expectations, 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 Bed Bath & Beyond
It probably doesn't seem like a great time to be moving curtain rods and throw pillows. Linens 'n Things went out of business; Pier 1
Finally, we have Apogee Enterprises
So, keep watching the companies that top 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 Motley Fool Rule Breakers newsletter service. Want in? Check out a free 30-day trial subscription.
Either way, come back next Monday to learn about more stocks that blew the market away.