Don't settle for ordinary quarterly reports. Each week, I review three companies that beat market expectations. Leaving Wall Street's pros with stunned expressions can be a good thing. It usually means that the companies have more in the tank than analysts figured. Capital appreciation and market-beating performance typically follow.
Let's check out a few companies that humbled the prognosticators over the past few trading days.
We can start with Netflix
Bears who felt that Netflix shares were overvalued heading into the report are now licking their wounds. The stock shot 19% higher in the two trading days after Wednesday night's report. Tech blog Engadget reported over the weekend that Amazon.com
Finally, performance apparel specialist Under Armour
It's important to keep watching the companies that surpass expectations. Over time, it will be a lucrative 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.
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Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz is a fan of toppers. He does not own shares in any of the stocks in this column, except for Netflix. 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.