Public companies are required to report their earnings numbers on a quarterly basis.
And the companies reporting bigger sales and bigger earnings tend to outperform the market.
They are the best of the best.
Consumers like their products and services, and they are buying more of them.
This causes these companies to grow, which allows them to sell even more products and services.
This leads to Wall Street’s favorite thing – growth.
If you stick to stocks showing improving sales and earnings, odds are you will do very well.
But to drastically outperform the market, you want to focus on companies taking things a step further.
The secret ingredient?
Growth is good.
Accelerating growth is better.
I’ll show you what I mean…
Between 2009 and 2010, shares of F5, Inc. (FFIV) skyrocketed.
As you can see in the chart above, the stock surged 657% in less than two years.
Investors loved F5 stock.
The company wasn’t just growing its sales and earnings…
That growth was accelerating.
Earnings per share jumped by 22% versus a year prior.
Then 30%… then 47%… and then 65%…
This acceleration was the primary driver behind the meteoric rise in FFIV that started in early 2009.
Now, let’s look at another stock.
Just Getting Started
This one is demonstrating even greater acceleration of its fundamentals.
And it is doing so right now.
The company is Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (KLIC), which designs and sells the tools used to make semiconductors.
I talk a lot about technical analysis, but it’s hard to ask for a better fundamental outlook.
This stock is a textbook example of sales and earnings growth acceleration.
Shares are up 84.1% year to date, but this could be just the beginning.
The trend is unquestionably pointing higher, and the stock is trading above its 50-, 100- and 200-day moving averages.
Earnings came out yesterday, and shares of KLIC are down slightly today.
I’ll let the stock digest the news and make sure investors still have an appetite before getting involved.
If it takes out the week’s high, we could be on our way to a nice surge higher.
I’ll be sure to keep you posted on this trade, so stay tuned.
Embrace the surge,
Editor, Stock Surge Daily