Oxford Asset Management LLP Invests $233,000 in MDU Resources Group, Inc. (NYSE:MDU)

Oxford Asset Management LLP acquired a new stake in shares of MDU Resources Group, Inc. (NYSE:MDUFree Report) during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund acquired 11,756 shares of the utilities provider’s stock, valued at approximately $233,000.

A number of other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Norges Bank bought a new stake in MDU Resources Group during the 4th quarter worth approximately $38,971,000. FMR LLC raised its position in shares of MDU Resources Group by 48.7% in the third quarter. FMR LLC now owns 3,585,707 shares of the utilities provider’s stock worth $70,208,000 after buying an additional 1,174,799 shares in the last quarter. River Road Asset Management LLC boosted its stake in MDU Resources Group by 49.6% during the fourth quarter. River Road Asset Management LLC now owns 2,931,590 shares of the utilities provider’s stock valued at $58,045,000 after buying an additional 972,540 shares during the period. AQR Capital Management LLC increased its stake in MDU Resources Group by 194.3% in the 3rd quarter. AQR Capital Management LLC now owns 1,397,095 shares of the utilities provider’s stock worth $27,355,000 after acquiring an additional 922,403 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its holdings in shares of MDU Resources Group by 16.1% in the 4th quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 6,181,092 shares of the utilities provider’s stock valued at $122,386,000 after acquiring an additional 858,100 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 71.44% of the company’s stock.

Insider Buying and Selling at MDU Resources Group

In related news, insider Rob L. Johnson bought 36,291 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 7th. The stock was bought at an average price of $25.46 per share, with a total value of $923,968.86. Following the purchase, the insider now owns 41,934 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,067,639.64. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Company insiders own 1.00% of the company’s stock.

MDU Resources Group Price Performance

Shares of MDU Resources Group stock traded down $0.09 during trading on Friday, hitting $25.10. 542,185 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,234,072. The stock has a market cap of $5.12 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.77, a PEG ratio of 2.73 and a beta of 0.78. The company has a quick ratio of 1.37, a current ratio of 1.43 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.78. MDU Resources Group, Inc. has a 52 week low of $18.04 and a 52 week high of $25.99. The firm’s fifty day moving average is $24.59 and its 200-day moving average is $21.51.

MDU Resources Group (NYSE:MDUGet Free Report) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 2nd. The utilities provider reported $0.52 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.47 by $0.05. The business had revenue of $1.21 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.33 billion. MDU Resources Group had a net margin of 10.74% and a return on equity of 11.42%. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 15.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.23 earnings per share. Research analysts expect that MDU Resources Group, Inc. will post 1.55 EPS for the current fiscal year.

MDU Resources Group Dividend Announcement

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, July 1st. Shareholders of record on Thursday, June 13th will be paid a $0.125 dividend. This represents a $0.50 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.99%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 13th. MDU Resources Group’s dividend payout ratio is presently 21.37%.

Analyst Ratings Changes

Several research analysts recently weighed in on MDU shares. StockNews.com cut shares of MDU Resources Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 3rd. Argus upgraded shares of MDU Resources Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $30.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Monday.

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About MDU Resources Group

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MDU Resources Group, Inc engages in the regulated energy delivery, and construction materials and services businesses in the United States. It operates through four segments: Electric, Natural Gas Distribution, Pipeline, and Construction Services. The Electric segment generates, transmits, and distributes electricity for residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming; and operates 3,400 miles of transmission lines, 4,800 miles of distribution lines, and 82 transmission and 298 distribution substations.

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