Every week, I look at a few companies that beat their profit targets. Leaving Wall Street's pros with quizzical looks on their faces 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 peruse some of the companies that humbled prognosticators this past week.
We can start with Costco
Finally, we have Yum! Brands
Admittedly, currency translations helped stuff the crust of Yum! Brands' latest earnings. Pizza Hut, for example, suffered a 13% dip in domestic comps. We can compare that to rival Domino's Pizza
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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. 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.