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MDU Resources posts 4Q profit

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ MDU Resources Group Inc. (MDU) on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $115.3 million.

The Bismarck, North Dakota-based company said it had profit of 59 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for pretax gains, were 39 cents per share.

The energy, mining, construction and utilities company posted revenue of $1.17 billion in the period.

For the year, the company reported profit of $281.1 million, or $1.43 per share. Revenue was reported as $4.44 billion.

MDU Resources expects full-year earnings to be $1.25 to $1.45 per share.

MDU Resources shares have declined slightly more than 6 percent since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Tuesday, shares hit $25.15, a drop of nearly 6 percent in the last 12 months.

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