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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for MDU. The maximum price target given was 28, implying a possible profit of 6.67 percent. The minimum price target given 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. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.41 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -1.6 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, 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. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. MDU has a PEG ratio of 0.31.

MDU has a 52-week high of 29.92 and a 52-week low of 22.47. Today's price is 16.82 percent above the 52-week low, and 12.27 percent below the high. MDU has a price/earnings 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 market cap of MDU is $5.16 billion. MDU will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.