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Top 5 Small-Cap Stocks for June 19

Shares of Diamond have climbed 35% so far in 2009, outperforming the Dow and S&P 500. The stock offers a modest dividend yield of .66%.

Tompkins Financial (TMP - Get Report) is the parent of three community banks: Tompkins Trust Company, The Bank of Castile and Mahopac National Bank, which offer commercial banking services to individuals and businesses throughout New York state. We have rated Tompkins Financial buy since October 2007.

First quarter revenue increased 3% year-over-year as EPS improved 3% to 79 cents. Gross margin increased and is currently high at 73.60%. Although the company demonstrates weak operating cash flow and its stock trades at a premium valuation, it has upside potential. Shares of Tompkins have declined 16% in 2009 and currently offer a dividend yield of 2.77%.

Atrion (ATRI - Get Report) designs, develops, manufactures, sells and distributes products and components for the healthcare industry. We have rated Atrion buy since April of 2003.

First quarter revenue increased 1.8% year-over-year, undershooting the industry average of 5.9% growth. But EPS improved 13% to $2.06, which exceeded the industry and S&P 500 averages. Atrion has no debt and an ample liquidity position as reflected by a quick ratio of 4.51.

Management was pleased with first quarter results and stated that the company expects modest EPS growth for the full year. Shares of Atrion have ascended 21% in 2009, outperforming the Dow and S&P 500.

American Physicians Service Group (AMPH) is an insurance and financial services firm that provides medical malpractice insurance and brokerage and investment services to institutions and high-net-worth individuals. We have rated American Physicians Service Group buy since May of 2003.

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