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 Advanced Battery Technologies (Nasdaq: ABAT). The maker of rechargeable polymer lithium-ion batteries saw its earnings nearly double to $0.20 a share, well ahead of the $0.10 a share that analysts were targeting.

Advanced Battery's report is a welcome contrast to its peers reporting earlier this month. A123 (Nasdaq: AONE) posted a wider than expected loss, and Ener1 (NYSE: HEV) was downgraded after disappointing results.

China's Ctrip.com (Nasdaq: CTRP) also landed ahead of the pros. The leading travel portal in China delivered a quarterly profit of $0.24 a share. Wall Street was banking on net income growing from $0.19 a share last year to $0.22 a share this time around. MakeMyTrip (Nasdaq: MMYT) -- India's leading travel website -- simply met expectations earlier this month.

Finally, we have Red Robin Gourmet Burgers (Nasdaq: RRGB) looking as juicy as its signature sandwiches. Shares of Red Robin soared 23% on Friday after the chain's quarterly profit of $0.58 a share obliterated the $0.24 a share that Mr. Market was ordering. I guess you can call that a quarter pounder!

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 forĀ 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.