MDU Resources Group, Inc. ( MDU ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 12, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.1725 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 01, 2013. Shareholders who purchased MDU stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 2.99% increase over the same period a year ago.
The previous trading day's last sale of MDU was $24.65, representing a -0.52% decrease from the 52 week high of $24.78 and a 25.83% increase over the 52 week low of $19.59.
MDU is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as Teck Resources Ltd ( TCK ) and Sociedad Quimica y Minera S.A. ( SQM ). Zacks Investment Research reports MDU's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 16.4%, compared to an industry average of 5.1%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the MDU Dividend History page.
Interested in gaining exposure to MDU through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have MDU as a top-10 holding:
- SPDR S&P 400 Mid Cap Value ETF (based on S&P MidCap 400 Value ( MDYV ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is MDYV with an increase of 10.82% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of MDU at 0.79%.
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