Ryan Edward A, Director, added 3,500 shares of MDU Resources Group, Inc. (MDU) to its portfolio at the rate of $24.81 per share valuing $86,820 on May 30. The insider has now 14,190 shares of the company to its portfolio. Before making a move on any particular stock, readers often pay close attention to support and resistance markers. The last reported price for shares of MDU Resources Group, Inc. (MDU) was $25.68. Currently, the 1st Resistance Point for this stock is $25.86, with a 2nd Resistance Point sitting at $26.04. Meanwhile, this company’s stock has a 1st Support Level at $25.38 and a 2nd Support Level at $25.07. MDU Resources Group, Inc. (MDU) stock has gained $0.01, or 0.04%, in the past five days. In the last full month, these shares have gained $0.10, or 0.39%. In the past three months, this stock’s price has fallen by -$0.06, or -0.23%. This year-to-date, MDU Resources Group, Inc. (MDU) shares have gained $1.84, or 7.72%.
Analyzing price projection indicators is a helpful way to determine whether a potential stock buy is a wise choice for profits in the short term, medium term, and long term. For MDU Resources Group, Inc. (MDU) stock, 0% of short-term indicators suggest that these shares are a “ Sell .” Meanwhile, 25% of medium-term indicators point to this stock being a “ Buy .” Looking further ahead, 67% of long-term indicators suggest that this stock is a “ Sell .”
With 198,083 K shares outstanding, this company currently has a market capitalization of $5,072,906K. MDU Resources Group, Inc. (MDU) generates $4,532 M in annual sales, amounting to annual net income of $272,320 K. This stock has generated a 1-Year Total Return of -7.53%, a 3-Year Total Return of 10.50%, and a 5-year Total Return of -23.73%. This stock’s 5-Year Dividend Growth is 14.29%, with its most recent dividend valued at $0.203 per share on 06/12/19. Its Annual Dividend Yield is 3.20%, and its Annual Dividend Rate is 0.81.
In the most recently-reported fiscal quarter, which ended in Mar-19, MDU Resources Group, Inc. (MDU) reported earnings of $0.21 per share. Wall Street analysts, on average, were expecting the company to report earnings of $0.22 per share, representing a -0.01 difference and 4.24% surprise. In the previous quarter ending in Dec-18, the reported earnings of $0.39 represented a -0.03 difference from the consensus estimate calling for $0.42 per share, which was a 8.08% surprise.
For the current fiscal quarter, which is set to end in 06/2019, the average earnings estimate is $0.25 per share. This estimate came from a total of 1 Wall Street Analysts. Of those market experts, the high estimate was $0.25 and the low estimate was $0.25. In the year-ago quarter, MDU Resources Group, Inc. (MDU) generated per-share earnings of $0.22. If the analysts are correct about the current quarter’s earnings, the growth will be +13.64% .
Turning our focus now to insider trading activity, there have been 6 purchases (11,682 shares in total) and 0 sale (0 shares in total) in the last 3 months. In the last 6 months, there have been 16 insider buys amounting to 272,034 shares and 10 insider sales amounting to 87,605 shares. In the past full year, 26 insider purchases were made (involving 308,913 shares) and 11 insider sell-offs equivalent to 89,605 shares.
Moving onto liquidity, MDU Resources Group, Inc. (MDU) has a Current Ratio of 1.20, a Quick Ratio of 0.91 and a Cash Ratio of 0.05. Looking at this company’s capital structure, its Total Debt to Total Equity is 82.15, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 45.10, and its Total Debt to Total Assets is now 30.18. Looking even further ahead into the future, its Long-Term Debt to Equity is 72.34 and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 39.71.