Reminder - Tompkins Financial (TMP) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 10/31/13, Tompkins Financial Corp ( TMP) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.40, payable on 11/15/13. As a percentage of TMP's recent stock price of $51.60, this dividend works out to approximately 0.78%, so look for shares of Tompkins Financial Corp to trade 0.78% lower — all else being equal — when TMP shares open for trading on 10/31/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for TMP, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.40 declared by Tompkins Financial Corp:

TMP+Dividend+History+Chart

In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from TMP is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 3.10% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of TMP shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Tompkins Financial Corp 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, TMP's low point in its 52 week range is $36.85 per share, with $51.60 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $51.30.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, TMP makes up 1.79% of the High Yield Equity Dividend Achievers Portfolio ETF ( PEY) which is trading higher by about 0.4% on the day Tuesday.

In Tuesday trading, Tompkins Financial Corp shares are currently up about 0.2% on the day.

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