Why settle for ordinary quarterly reports?
I take a look at three companies that beat market expectations every week, since I believe that's 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. 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 Disney
It wasn't a pretty quarter. Operating profits fell in all five of the company's businesses. Net income took a 26% hit. However, Mr. Market was braced for the worst given the company's economy-sensitive operations. After all, regional amusement park operator Cedar Fair
Finally, we have Blue Nile
On the cheaper end of the jewelry pricing spectrum, Bidz.com
So, keep watching the companies that surpass 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, save for Disney and units in Cedar Fair. 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.