Analyst Ratings for MDU Resources Group Inc. (MDU)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Analysts covering MDU Resources Group Inc. (NYSE:MDU) have given it a consensus rating of Hold. About 30 days ago, MDU was issued an average rating of Hold.

6 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 1 gave MDU a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 4 gave a hold rating, 1 gave an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an decrease of 1 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has decreased by 1.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for MDU. The maximum price target given was 28, implying a possible profit of 6.67 percent. The lowest price target was 27, implying potential capital losses of 2.86 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -1.92 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 0.16 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0.41 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -1.6 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 1 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

MDU has an estimated earnings growth rate of 223.58 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. MDU has a PEG ratio of 0.31.

In the last 52-weeks, MDU has achieved a high of 29.92 and a low of 22.47. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 16.82 percent, and below the high by 12.27 percent. MDU has a P/E ratio of 68.89. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The MDU value stock report compares MDU to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $5.16 billion. MDU's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.