It may be riskier to trade before market opening and after market closing than during regular market hours. Since issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities due to lower liquidity and higher volatility. After-hours trades for MDU Resources Group Inc. (MDU) shows that investor sentiment remained broken, with the stock’s consolidated last price falling by -$0.12, or -0.41%, to $29.26. The MDU Resources Group Inc. has recorded 106,001 volume in the after hours trading session. Earlier, Yahoo Finance discussed this stock as it revealed Knife River Set to Join S&P MidCap 400; Bank of Hawaii to Join S&P SmallCap 600.
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MDU Resources Group Inc. is listed on the NYSE in the Industrials sector while operating in the Conglomerates industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $29.38 and fluctuated between $29.58 as its day high and $28.97 as its day low. The current market capitalization of MDU Resources Group Inc. is $5.92B. A total of 1.2 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 1.05M shares.
Insider trades are also considered as indicators of how a stock will perform in the future, in addition to stock predictions. During the recent three months, MDU has seen 0 BUY and 0 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 0 and the disposition of 0 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 26 BUYs and 9 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 465,247 shares during that period but sold 64,994.
The reasons why investors prefer dividend-paying companies are that dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate that the company will perform well in the future. MDU Resources Group Inc. pays an annual dividend of $0.89, resulting in a dividend yield of 3.03%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 16.28. MDU’s most recent ex-dividend date was 6/12/2023 when it declared a $0.2225 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 7/1/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 4/1/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 3/8/2023. The MDU stock dividend was $0.2225 per share in cash.
Despite rarely being accurate, price targets can exert some form of influence at times, and are often regarded as valuable by markets. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for MDU in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $33.75 with high estimates of $39.00 and low estimates of $29.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, MDU has a high of $32.53 and a low of $25.21.
As of this writing, MDU has an earnings estimate of $0.5 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 3 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.54 per share and a lower estimate of $0.43. The company reported an EPS of $0.57 in the last quarter, which was 9.60% higher than expectations of $0.52.
Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly
As well as showing the assets and liabilities of the company, the balance sheet also shows the amount invested in equity by investors. Investors can analyze a company’s future prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information. MDU’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $54.16M in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $2.87B in debt and $1.09B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $17.64, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $3.38B.
After-hours and pre-market trading may carry slightly higher risks than regular market hours. As issuers often announce important financial information outside regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for a particular security. That is because extended-hours trading may result in lower liquidity and higher volatility. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for MDU is Buy with a score of 3.50.