Don't settle for ordinary quarterly reports.
I take a look at three companies that beat market expectations every week, since I believe that it's the biggest factor in a stock beating the market. 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 typically follows.
Let's take a look at a few companies that humbled the prognosticators over the past few trading days.
We can start with Select Comfort
It was easy to see Select Comfort's strong performance coming. Rival Tempur-Pedic
Chipotle Mexican Grill
Analysts were banking on a mere $1.29 a share profit out of the burrito roller, but what else is new? Wall Street's been sorely underestimating Chipotle's earnings potential all year.
Source: Thomson Reuters.
Finally we have Whole Foods Market
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 that 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.
Chipotle and The Fresh Market are Motley Fool Rule Breakers selections. Bed Bath & Beyond and Whole Foods are Motley Fool Stock Advisor recommendations. The Fool owns shares of Chipotle, which is also a Motley Fool Hidden Gems selection. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.
Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz is a fan of toppers. He does not own shares in any of the stocks in this column. 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.