$1.41 EPS Expected for UniFirst (UNF); Last Week MDU Resources Group, Inc. (MDU) Analysts

December 7, 2017 - By Winifred Garcia

Among 5 analysts covering MDU Resources (NYSE:MDU), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 20% are positive. MDU Resources had 8 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel.

The firm has “Buy” rating by Argus Research given on Tuesday, May 31. The firm has “Hold” rating by Argus Research given on Monday, February 13. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, October 18 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. See MDU Resources Group, Inc. (NYSE:MDU) latest ratings:

18/10/2017 Broker: KeyBanc Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $28.0 Maintain

Analysts expect UniFirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF) to report $1.41 EPS on January, 3.They anticipate $0.03 EPS change or 2.17% from last quarter’s $1.38 EPS. UNF’s profit would be $28.60 million giving it 29.08 P/E if the $1.41 EPS is correct. After having $1.44 EPS previously, UniFirst Corporation’s analysts see -2.08% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.30% or $0.5 during the last trading session, reaching $164. About 60,591 shares traded or 17.17% up from the average. UniFirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF) has risen 24.32% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.62% the S&P500.

MDU Resources Group, Inc. engages in the regulated energy delivery, and construction materials and services businesses in the United States. The company has market cap of $5.37 billion. The firm operates through Electric, Natural Gas Distribution, Pipeline and Midstream, Construction Materials and Contracting, and Construction Services divisions. It has a 23.91 P/E ratio. The Electric segment generates, transmits, and distributes electricity in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming.

Investors sentiment is 1.04 in Q2 2017. Its the same as in 2017Q1. It is the same, as 23 investors sold MDU Resources Group, Inc. shares while 96 reduced holdings. only 38 funds opened positions while 86 raised stakes. 122.15 million shares or 0.50% less from 122.76 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. First Mercantile has 37,584 shares for 0.18% of their portfolio. Jpmorgan Chase & reported 836,861 shares stake. Hudock Group Lc invested in 0% or 116 shares. Parnassus Ca invested 1.7% in MDU Resources Group, Inc. (NYSE:MDU). Proshare Advsrs Limited Liability Company holds 0.09% or 354,861 shares. Envestnet Asset Mngmt reported 0% stake. Old Mutual Investors (Uk) Ltd reported 233,616 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage accumulated 0.01% or 83,323 shares. Confluence Management Ltd owns 531,119 shares. Tiaa Cref Invest Mngmt Limited accumulated 614,355 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Geode Management invested in 1.82 million shares or 0.02% of the stock. First Wilshire Securities Management has 7,900 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. Creative Planning has invested 0% in MDU Resources Group, Inc. (NYSE:MDU). Balyasny Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Corp, Illinois-based fund reported 373,139 shares. Palisade Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Company holds 0.18% or 35,500 shares in its portfolio.

The stock decreased 0.54% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $27.5. About 561,154 shares traded. MDU Resources Group, Inc. (NYSE:MDU) has risen 22.88% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.18% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment is 1.06 in 2017 Q2. Its the same as in 2017Q1. It has no change, as 8 investors sold UniFirst Corporation shares while 63 reduced holdings. only 24 funds opened positions while 51 raised stakes. 14.66 million shares or 2.01% less from 14.96 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Jefferies Group Lc has 4,202 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Eaton Vance Management stated it has 0% of its portfolio in UniFirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF). Ubs Asset Mngmt Americas Incorporated reported 0% in UniFirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF). Parametric Port Assoc Lc reported 26,881 shares or 0% of all its holdings. The Switzerland-based Swiss Bancorp has invested 0% in UniFirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF). Piedmont Inv Advsrs Limited Liability holds 0.01% or 3,343 shares in its portfolio. River Road Asset Management Ltd Com reported 1.09% stake. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement System holds 0% of its portfolio in UniFirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF) for 2,282 shares. State Bank Of America Corporation De reported 108,278 shares. Dimensional Fund Advisors Lp holds 873,793 shares. Thomson Horstmann & Bryant holds 0.09% or 4,709 shares in its portfolio. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System holds 6,300 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Moreover, Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) has 0% invested in UniFirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF). Martin & Com Inc Tn reported 9,499 shares. Gp has 24,606 shares.

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