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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for MDU Resources Group (NYSE: MDU) is tomorrow, June 12, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 17 cents per share. At a price of $22.47 as of 9:55 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3%. The average volume for MDU Resources Group has been 724,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. MDU Resources Group has a market cap of $4.2 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and materials & construction industry. Shares are up 2.3% 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 19.2, below the average materials & construction industry P/E ratio of 20.4 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.