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 highest price target was 28, implying a possible profit of 6.67 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 27, implying potential capital losses of 2.86 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -1.92 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 0.16 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0.41 percent, as compared to a month ago. 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. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 1 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

MDU has an estimated earnings growth rate of 223.58 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, 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, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of MDU is 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 stock has a market capitalization of $5.16 billion. MDU's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.