Every week, I look at a few companies that exceeded their profit targets. If a company has left Wall Street's pros with quizzical expressions, that usually means that the company has more in the tank than the analysts had figured -- and capital appreciation often follows. So let's see who humbled the prognosticators this past week.
We can start with Fluor
Whole Foods Market
Whole Foods isn't as recession-resistant as conventional supermarket operators are. Folks are counting their pennies, and budget-conscious shoppers are shunning the upscale grocery experience. And sure enough, comps fell at Whole Foods. Classy premium outfits such as Whole Foods, Starbucks
Finally, we have Helen of Troy
So keep watching the companies that surpass expectations. Over time, doing so 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.
Chipotle Mexican Grill is a Motley Fool Rule Breakers selection and a Motley Fool Hidden Gems pick. Starbucks and Whole Foods Market are Motley Fool Stock Advisor recommendations. Starbucks is a Motley Fool Inside Value recommendation. The Fool owns shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill and Starbucks. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.
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.