MDU Resources Group Inc. (MDU): Price and Financial Metrics

MDU Resources Group Inc. (MDU): $32.45

0.56 (+1.76%)

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  • Sentiment is the dimension where MDU ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 94.96% of US stocks.
  • MDU's strongest trending metric is Stability; it's been moving up over the last 31 weeks.
  • MDU ranks lowest in Growth; there it ranks in the 36th percentile.

MDU Stock Summary

  • MDU's went public 33.75 years ago, making it older than 90.49% of listed US stocks we're tracking.
  • Of note is the ratio of Mdu Resources Group Inc's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; only 0.49% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • For MDU, its debt to operating expenses ratio is greater than that reported by 80.37% of US equities we're observing.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to Mdu Resources Group Inc, a group of peers worth examining would be NOMD, UHAL, GRFS, AGO, and SSRM.
  • MDU's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Mdu Resources Group Inc's official web site, go to

MDU Valuation Summary

  • MDU's price/earnings ratio is 15.1; this is 35.05% lower than that of the median Basic Materials stock.
  • MDU's price/sales ratio has moved up 0.1 over the prior 243 months.
  • MDU's EV/EBIT ratio has moved up 4 over the prior 243 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for MDU.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
MDU 2020-06-22 0.8 1.5 13.5 14.1
MDU 2013-08-27 1.2 1.9 438.4 98.8
MDU 2013-08-01 1.4 2.1 293.0 96.3
MDU 2009-12-08 1.0 1.7 -20.4 -20.2
MDU 2008-02-06 1.1 1.9 11.1 8.7
MDU 2007-01-30 1.2 2.2 15.4 11.2

MDU Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of MDU, see our MDU price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $35.50 Average Broker Recommendation 1.6 (Moderate Buy)

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MDU Price/Volume Stats

Current price $32.45 52-week high $35.02
Prev. close $31.89 52-week low $20.95
Day low $31.59 Volume 1,230,700
Day high $32.47 Avg. volume 1,031,807
50-day MA $32.09 Dividend yield 2.68%
200-day MA $29.33 Market Cap 6.53B

MDU Resources Group Inc. (MDU) Company Bio

MDU Resources Group provides value-added natural resource products and related services that are essential to energy and transportation infrastructure, including regulated utilities and pipelines, construction materials and services, and exploration and production. The company was founded in 1924 and is based in Bismarck, North Dakota.

MDU Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation

Current PriceDCF Fair Value Target: Forecasted Gain:
$32.45$43.43 28%

Below please find a table outlining a discounted cash flow forecast for MDU, in which we model out valuation assuming a variety of terminal growth rates. To summarize, we found that Mdu Resources Group Inc ranked in the 60th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. Specifically, our DCF analysis implies the stock is trading below its fair value by an estimated 28.83%. In terms of the factors that were most noteworthy in this DCF analysis for MDU, they are:

  • The company's compound free cash flow growth rate over the past 5.21 years comes in at 0.32%; that's greater than 69.88% of US stocks we're applying DCF forecasting to.
  • Mdu Resources Group Inc's weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is 9%; for context, that number is higher than only 12.13% of tickers in our DCF set.
  • Relative to other stocks in its sector (Basic Materials), Mdu Resources Group Inc has a reliance on debt greater than 63.79% of them.

Terminal Growth Rate in Free Cash FlowReturn Relative to Current Share Price

AVD, SXC, SMTS, SSRM, and EXK can be thought of as valuation peers to MDU, in the sense that they are in the Basic Materials sector and have a similar price forecast based on DCF valuation.

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Latest MDU News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about Mdu Resources Group Inc that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate MDU as an investment opportunity.

MDU Resources' (MDU) Arms to Expand Operations in North Dakota

MDU Resources' (MDU) units are preparing to expand natural gas pipelines and supply more natural gas in the Eastern North Dakota.

Yahoo | July 27, 2021

MDU Resources Subsidiaries Expanding Natural Gas Service to Wahpeton, Kindred

Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. and WBI Energy, Inc., both subsidiaries of MDU Resources Group, Inc. (NYSE: MDU), today announced plans for a natural gas pipeline expansion project in eastern North Dakota that will provide more natural gas to customers in Wahpeton, North Dakota, and extend natural gas service to Kindred, North Dakota.

Yahoo | July 26, 2021

This is Why MDU Resources (MDU) is a Great Dividend Stock

Dividends are one of the best benefits to being a shareholder, but finding a great dividend stock is no easy task. Does MDU Resources (MDU) have what it takes? Let's find out.

Yahoo | July 21, 2021

Do Hedge Funds Love MDU Resources Group Inc (MDU)?

Most investors tend to think that hedge funds and other asset managers are worthless, as they cannot beat even simple index fund portfolios. In fact, most people expect hedge funds to compete with and outperform the bull market that we have witnessed in recent years. However, hedge funds are generally partially hedged and aim at […]

Yahoo | July 20, 2021

MDU Resources Subsidiary Begins Construction on ND Natural Gas Pipeline Project

WBI Energy, Inc., a subsidiary of MDU Resources Group, Inc. (NYSE: MDU), began construction this week on the North Bakken Expansion project in northwestern North Dakota. This natural gas pipeline expansion will have capacity to transport 250 million cubic feet of natural gas per day from the Bakken Formation. WBI Energy received a notice to proceed on July 8 from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, allowing construction to commence.

Yahoo | July 19, 2021

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MDU Price Returns

1-mo N/A
3-mo -3.95%
6-mo 22.67%
1-year 57.26%
3-year 24.56%
5-year 59.35%
YTD 24.86%
2020 -8.31%
2019 28.44%
2018 -8.63%
2017 -3.87%
2016 62.28%

MDU Dividends

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