Zacks Rating on MDU Resources Group (MDU)

MDU Resources Group (MDU) : The consensus on MDU Resources Group (MDU) based on 5 analyst recommendation on the company stock is 1.8, which is interpreted as a Buy recommendation. Zacks Investment Research has issued a rank of 3 which endorses a Hold on the stock. However, 3 brokers have a differing view as they consider the stock to be a Strong Buy at current levels. 2 experts consider that the stocks earnings and the quoted price is in harmony, hence, they give it a Hold rating.

MDU Resources Group (MDU) : The consensus price target for MDU Resources Group (MDU) is $26.33 for the short term with a standard deviation of $1.53. The most optimist securities analyst among the 3 who monitor the stock believes that the stock can reach $28, however, the pessimist price target for the company is $25.


Shares of MDU Resources Group Inc. appreciated by 2.26% during the last five trading days but lost 3.4% on a 4-week basis. MDU Resources Group Inc. is up 9.21% in the last 3-month period. Year-to-Date the stock performance stands at 30.9%. MDU Resources Group (NYSE:MDU): On Tuesdays trading session , Opening price of the stock was $23.67 with an intraday high of $23.89. The bears continued to sell at higher levels and eventually sold the stock down to an intraday low of $23.54. However, the stock managed to close at $23.55, a loss of 0.21% for the day. On the previous day, the stock had closed at $23.6. The total traded volume of the day was 670,882 shares.

MDU Resources Group, Inc. is a natural resource company. The Companys segments include electric, natural gas distribution, pipeline and energy services, exploration and production, construction materials and contracting and construction services. The electric segment provides electric service at retail. The natural gas distribution segment sells natural gas at retail. The pipeline and energy services segment through WBI Holdings, Inc. owns and operates both regulated and nonregulated businesses. The exploration and production segment is involved in the development and production of oil and natural gas resources. The construction materials and contracting segment mines aggregates and markets crushed stone, sand, gravel and related construction materials. The construction services segment is engaged in constructing and maintaining electric and communication lines, gas pipelines, fire suppression systems, and external lighting and traffic signalization equipment.

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