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Validea Martin Zweig Strategy Daily Upgrade Report - 10/27/2020

The following are today's upgrades for Validea's Growth Investor model based on the published strategy of Martin Zweig. This strategy looks for growth stocks with persistent accelerating earnings and sales growth, reasonable valuations and low debt.

TOMPKINS FINANCIAL CORPORATION (TMP) is a small-cap value stock in the Regional Banks industry. The rating according to our strategy based on Martin Zweig changed from 82% to 89% based on the firm’s underlying fundamentals and the stock’s valuation. A score of 80% or above typically indicates that the strategy has some interest in the stock and a score above 90% typically indicates strong interest.

Company Description: Tompkins Financial Corporation (Tompkins) is a financial holding company. The Company is a community-based financial services company that offers an array of products and services, including commercial and consumer banking, leasing, trust and investment management, financial planning and wealth management, insurance, and brokerage services. The Company operates in three business segments: banking, insurance and wealth management. As of December 31, 2016, its subsidiaries included four banking subsidiaries, Tompkins Trust Company (the Trust Company), The Bank of Castile (DBA Tompkins Bank of Castile), Mahopac Bank (DBA Tompkins Mahopac Bank), VIST Bank (DBA Tompkins VIST Bank), and an insurance agency subsidiary, Tompkins Insurance Agencies, Inc. (Tompkins Insurance). It provides property and casualty insurance services and employee benefits consulting through Tompkins Insurance Agencies, Inc. The wealth management segment is organized under the Tompkins Financial Advisors brand.

The following table summarizes whether the stock meets each of this strategy's tests. Not all criteria in the below table receive equal weighting or are independent, but the table provides a brief overview of the strong and weak points of the security in the context of the strategy's criteria.

P/E RATIO:PASS
REVENUE GROWTH IN RELATION TO EPS GROWTH:PASS
SALES GROWTH RATE:PASS
CURRENT QUARTER EARNINGS:PASS
QUARTERLY EARNINGS ONE YEAR AGO:PASS
POSITIVE EARNINGS GROWTH RATE FOR CURRENT QUARTER:PASS
EARNINGS GROWTH RATE FOR THE PAST SEVERAL QUARTERS:FAIL
EPS GROWTH FOR CURRENT QUARTER MUST BE GREATER THAN PRIOR 3 QUARTERS:PASS
EPS GROWTH FOR CURRENT QUARTER MUST BE GREATER THAN THE HISTORICAL GROWTH RATE:PASS
EARNINGS PERSISTENCE:PASS
LONG-TERM EPS GROWTH:FAIL
INSIDER TRANSACTIONS:PASS

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About Martin Zweig: During the 15 years that it was monitored, Zweig's stock recommendation newsletter returned an average of 15.9 percent per year, during which time it was ranked number one based on risk-adjusted returns by Hulbert Financial Digest. Zweig has managed both mutual and hedge funds during his career, and he's put the fortune he's compiled to some interesting uses. He has owned what Forbes reported was the most expensive apartment in New York, a $70 million penthouse that sits atop Manhattan's Pierre Hotel, and he is a collector of all sorts of pop culture and historical memorabilia -- among his purchases are the gun used by Clint Eastwood in "Dirty Harry", a stock certificate signed by Commodore Vanderbilt, and even two old-fashioned gas pumps similar to those he'd seen at a nearby gas station while growing up in Cleveland, according to published reports.

About Validea: Validea is an investment research service that follows the published strategies of investment legends. Validea offers both stock analysis and model portfolios based on gurus who have outperformed the market over the long-term, including Warren Buffett, Benjamin Graham, Peter Lynch and Martin Zweig. For more information about Validea, click here

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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