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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for MDU Resources Group (NYSE: MDU) is tomorrow, March 6, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 17 cents per share. At a price of $21.60 as of 10 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3.1%. The average volume for MDU Resources Group has been 746,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. MDU Resources Group has a market cap of $4.05 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and materials & construction industry. Shares are up 1.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. MDU Resources Group, Inc. operates as a diversified natural resource company in the United States. The company generates, transmits, and distributes electricity, as well as distributes natural gas. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.4, above the average materials & construction industry P/E ratio of 16.7 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.