Owners of MDU Resources Group (NYSE: MDU) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 17 cents per share. At a price of $24.74 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.8%. The average volume for MDU Resources Group has been 719,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. MDU Resources Group has a market cap of $4.7 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are up 16.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Jim Cramer's Protégé, Dave Peltier, only buys dividend stocks that have the potential for a 3% to 4% yield and 10% growth. Get his best picks for less than $50/year. 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. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate MDU Resources Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates MDU Resources Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full MDU Resources Group Ratings Report now.