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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for MDU Resources Group Inc. (NYSE:MDU)?

The company in question is, MDU Resources Group Inc. (NYSE:MDU) currently with a stock price of 24.91 (-0.32% today). The market cap for MDU Resources Group Inc. is 4949.52, and is in the sector Industrial Goods, and General Building Materials industry. The target price for MDU Resources Group Inc. is 24.6. Currently MDU Resources Group Inc. is trading with a P/E of 33.45, and a forward P/E of 18.9. Average volume for MDU Resources Group Inc. is 969.71 and so far today it is 273854.

Performance in the last year for MDU Resources Group Inc. has been 37.42%. For EPS growth, MDU Resources Group Inc. has seen a growth of -36.90%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 17.20%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -14.70% over the last five years and could be 7.50% for the next five years. MDU Resources Group Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 11.30%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 77.70%. The 20-day simple moving average is 3.52%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 18.68%.

Since the IPO date for MDU Resources Group Inc. on the 11/05/1987, MDU Resources Group Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 40.01%. With MDU Resources Group Inc. trading at 24.91, the dividend yield is 3.00%, and the EPS is 0.75.

So could MDU Resources Group Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 33.45. The PEG is 4.46, P/S is 1.15 and the P/B is at 2.2. The P/cash is *TBA, with P/free cash flow at 58.3.

MDU Resources Group Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.6, and the quick ratio is 1.3. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.87, and total debt/equity at 0.89.

In terms of margins, MDU Resources Group Inc. has a gross margin of 89.00%, an operating margin of 6.90% and a profit margin of -4.00%.Payout ratio for MDU Resources Group Inc. is *TBA. Return on assets come to -2.60% with return on investment coming to 4.50%.

Insider ownership for MDU Resources Group Inc., is at 0.10% and institutional ownership comes to 65.40%. Outstanding shares are at 198.06. While shares float is 193.24. The float short is currently 2.08%, and short ratio is 4.15.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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