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MDU Resources Group Inc. (NYSE:MDU) went down by -0.85% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $32.19. The company’s stock price has collected -0.60% of loss in the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported on 04/01/21 that Knife River Acquires Oregon Aggregates Business

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Is It Worth Investing in MDU Resources Group Inc. (NYSE :MDU) Right Now?

MDU Resources Group Inc. (NYSE:MDU) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 16.13 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for MDU is at 0.73. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 2 analysts out of 4 who provided ratings for MDU Resources Group Inc. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 0 rated the stock as “overweight,” 2 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”


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The average price from analysts is $34.33, which is $1.61 above the current price. MDU currently public float of 198.65M and currently shorts hold a 1.17% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of MDU was 1.12M shares.

MDU’s Market Performance

MDU stocks went down by -0.60% for the week, with a monthly jump of 1.39% and a quarterly performance of 21.43%, while its annual performance rate touched 42.81%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 1.75% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 2.41% for MDU Resources Group Inc.. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 0.60% for MDU stocks with a simple moving average of 24.72% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of MDU

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for MDU stocks, with BofA Securities repeating the rating for MDU by listing it as a “Buy.” The predicted price for MDU in the upcoming period, according to BofA Securities is $36 based on the research report published on March 23rd of the current year 2021.

Williams Capital Group, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see MDU reach a price target of $32, previously predicting the price at $31. The rating they have provided for MDU stocks is “Buy” according to the report published on September 16th, 2019.

Williams Capital Group gave a rating of “Buy” to MDU, setting the target price at $28 in the report published on February 08th of the previous year.

MDU Trading at 7.30% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought MDU to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -2.49% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.41%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 1.75%, as shares surge +3.02% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +13.32% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, MDU fell by -0.60%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +48.21% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $31.25. In addition, MDU Resources Group Inc. saw 19.17% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at MDU starting from Vollmer Jason L, who purchase 1,000 shares at the price of $24.93 back on Nov 11. After this action, Vollmer Jason L now owns 10,938 shares of MDU Resources Group Inc., valued at $24,925 using the latest closing price.

SPARBY DAVID M, the Director of MDU Resources Group Inc., purchase 2,000 shares at $22.52 during a trade that took place back on Aug 20, which means that SPARBY DAVID M is holding 20,807 shares at $45,040 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for MDU

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +9.85 for the present operating margin
  • +13.78 for the gross margin

The net margin for MDU Resources Group Inc. stands at +7.06. The total capital return value is set at 10.22, while invested capital returns managed to touch 7.41. Equity return is now at value 12.30, with 4.50 for asset returns.

Based on MDU Resources Group Inc. (MDU), the company’s capital structure generated 77.41 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 43.63. Total debt to assets is 28.90, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 74.65. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 42.07.

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When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 1.37, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.31. The receivables turnover for the company is 6.47 and the total asset turnover is 0.69. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.39.

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