Why settle for ordinary quarterly reports?
I believe that beating market expectations is the biggest factor in a stock's ability to beat the market, so I look every week at three companies that have left Wall Street's pros with puzzled expressions. When companies have more in the tank than the analysts figured they would, capital appreciation often follows.
Home Depot is still in a bind, though. Comps fell by a sharp 10.2%. However, it's encouraging to see both Home Depot and rival Lowe's
Finally, we have Perfect World
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Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz is a fan of toppers. He owns no shares in any of the companies in this story and 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.