A Keen Look at Tompkins Financial Corporation (ASX:TMP) and MGP Ingredients, Inc. (NASDAQ:MGPI) in The Spotlight

Savvy investors are constantly on the lookout when it comes to picking stocks at bargain prices. As of late, investors have been taking notice of Tompkins Financial Corporation (ASX:TMP) shares. During recent trading, shares saw a move of -0.67% hitting a price of $83.11.

Here we’ll take a quick glance at how the stock price is currently trading in relation to some of its simple moving averages. At current levels, Tompkins Financial Corporation (ASX:TMP) shares have been seen trading 0.82% away from the 20-day moving average. The stock has been recently separated from the 50-day moving average by -0.63%. Using a broader approach, shares have been trading 2.53% off of the 200-day moving average. After the latest check-in, company stock is -8.17% off of the 50 day high and 6.02% away from the 50 day low price.

In terms of performance, shares of Tompkins Financial Corporation (ASX:TMP) are 2.16% since the start of 2016. Over the past week, shares are 3.02%. Moving out to look at the previous month performance, the stock is at -1.29%. For the quarter, performance is at -3.35%. During the past six months, Tompkins Financial Corporation (ASX:TMP)’s stock has been 4.27% and -7.91% for the last 12 months.

Smart investors are constantly on the lookout for a bargain when it comes to stock picking. As of late, investors have been taking a second look at shares of MGP Ingredients, Inc. (NASDAQ:MGPI). During recent trading, shares saw a move of -1.50% hitting a price of $75.41.

Here we’ll take a quick glance at how the stock price is currently trading in relation to some of its simple moving averages. At current levels, MGP Ingredients, Inc. (NASDAQ:MGPI) shares have been seen trading -0.88% away from the 20-day moving average. The stock has been recently separated from the 50-day moving average by 1.28%. Using a broader approach, shares have been trading 25.21% off of the 200-day moving average. After the latest check-in, company stock is -6.61% off of the 50 day high and 20.16% away from the 50 day low price.

In terms of performance, shares of MGP Ingredients, Inc. (NASDAQ:MGPI) are -1.91% since the start of 2016. Over the past week, shares are -3.13%. Moving out to look at the previous month performance, the stock is at 1.78%. For the quarter, performance is at 20.23%. During the past six months, MGP Ingredients, Inc. (NASDAQ:MGPI)’s stock has been 40.84% and 72.90% for the last 12 months.

Investors are constantly attempting to find the next great stock to own. Picking the next winner to bolster the portfolio may involve some hard work and a little bit of stock market magic. Sifting through the wealth of information about public companies can be a daunting task. Many sharp investors will attack the equity markets from many different angles.

This may include keeping close tabs on fundamental and technical data. This may also include tracking analyst opinions and following what the big money institutions are buying or selling.

So, most importantly, where are shares headed from here? In order to get a sense of Wall Street sentiment, we can look to brokerage analyst estimates. On a one to five ratings scale where 1.0 indicates a Strong Buy, 2.0 indicates a Buy, 3.0 a Hold, 4.0 a Sell and 5.0 a Stong Sell. MGP Ingredients, Inc. currently has an average analyst recommendation of 2.50 according to analysts. This is the average number based on the total brokerage firms taken into consideration by Beta Systems Research. The same analysts have a future one-year price target of $77.00 on the shares.