Every week, I take a look at a few companies that topped their profit targets. Leaving Wall Street's pros baffled 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 this past week.
We can start with General Mills
Used car retailer CarMax
New-car retailers may be the obvious beneficiaries of this summer's "cash for clunkers" program, but used-car specialist CarMax and America's Car-Mart
Finally, Research In Motion
So keep watching the companies that lap expectations. Over time, it will be a profitable 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 30-day trial subscription.
Either way, come back next Monday to learn about more stocks that blew the market away.
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.