Why settle for ordinary quarterly reports?
I believe that the biggest factor in a stock's ability to beat the market is to beat the market's expectations. That's why I look every week at three companies that have humbled Wall Street's pros over the past few trading days. If a company has more in the tank than the analysts figured, capital appreciation often follows.
We can start with Constellation Brands
Global Payments' bottom line was flat with last year's showing, but $0.65 a share was Mr. Market's guesstimate. Whether we're talking about Western Union
Finally, we have Jabil Circuit
So keep watching the companies that surpass expectations. Over time, doing so will be a rewarding experience for investors, since 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 owns no shares in any of the stocks in this column 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.