These Names Blew It Out of the Water

We are at least halfway through third-quarter earnings season, and most of the big-picture statistics are showing a modestly good set of results. There were more beats than misses so far -- which is usually the case -- and few nasty surprises in guidance. But these birds'-eye-view numbers don't tell investors what they need to know: Which companies are doing far better than expected, and why?

As a public service to our readers before we head into a pleasant autumn weekend, I present a table listing the names that have reported large, meaningful upside surprises over the last two weeks. Every company tries to beat by a penny or two, but these names all beat expectations by 50% or more. Upside surprises of that magnitude indicate very strong business momentum, and investors should immediately sit up and take notice....196 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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