Brokerage Firm Rating on MDU Resources Group (MDU)

MDU Resources Group (MDU) : Zacks Investment Research ranks MDU Resources Group (MDU) as 3, which is a Hold recommendation. 2 research analysts consider that the stocks fundamentals point to a bright future, hence they rate the stock as a Strong Buy. A total of 2 analysts believe that the stock has a limited upside, hence they advise a Hold. The average broker rating of 4 research analysts is 2, which indicates as a Buy.

MDU Resources Group (MDU) : Currently there are 2 street experts covering MDU Resources Group (MDU) stock. The most bullish and bearish price target for the stock is $28 and $25 respectively for the short term. The average price target of all the analysts comes to $26.5. The estimated standard deviation from the target is $2.12.


Company shares have received an average consensus rating of Hold for the current week MDU Resources Group (NYSE:MDU): The stock opened at $23.39 on Thursday but the bulls could not build on the opening and the stock topped out at $23.48 for the day. The stock traded down to $23.27 during the day, due to lack of any buying support eventually closed down at $23.29 with a loss of -0.09% for the day. The stock had closed at $23.31 on the previous day. The total traded volume was 931,587 shares.

In a related news, Schwartz Doran N, CFO of Mdu Resources Group Inc, executed a transaction worth $34,110 on February 26, 2015. A total of 1,500 shares were purchased at an average price of $22.74. The Insider information was divulged by the Securities and Exchange Commission in a Form 4 filing. The information is based on open market trades at the market prices.Option exercises are not covered.

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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