Every week, I take a look at a few companies that lapped 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 take a look at a few companies that humbled the prognosticators this past week.
We can start with Take-Two Interactive
Take-Two's stock took off on Friday after the report, which also found the developer dramatically raising its near-term guidance. The past year and change may have been rough for the industry, but you wouldn't know it going solely by the income statements. Take-Two's largest rivals -- Electronic Arts
Solar power specialist Energy Conversion Devices
Finally we have Finisar
Keep watching the companies that lap expectations. Over time, it 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.