Sunday, September 07, 2008

North Dakota Stocks

North Dakota’s economy is mainly dependant on agriculture, 25% of its economic base to be more precise. Natural resources are the most valuable asset this state possesses. Consider the following key facts about North Dakota:

1. It ranks number one nationally for its potential to produce wind power.
2. The state also produces biofuels like ethanol and biodiesel.
3. There are more than 160 certified organic farms in the state.
4. North Dakota lowered its corporate income tax beginning January 1, 2007. North Dakota corporate taxable income percentages vary from 2.6 to 6.5%.
5. The state individual income tax varies from 2.1% to 5.5%.
6. North Dakota allows a corporate tax exemption of up to 5 years for new or expanding technology based businesses.
7. North Dakota is one of the safest states in the country.
8. North Dakota produces about 2.7% of the total U.S. oil production.
9. The state population is only 635,867
10. North Dakota produce approximately 45 million barrels of oil in 2007

The following companies are connected to North Dakota:

MDU Resources Group Inc. (MDU) is a distributor of electricity and natural gas, and is also involved in construction services segment in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming. The stock has a PE of 12, a PEG of 0.98, and it pays a yield of 1.9%.

Investors Real Estate Trust (IRET) is an investment trust focused in real estate properties that generate income in the United States. The stock has a PE of 55, a PEG of 2.53, and it pays a yield of 6.6%.

Titan Machinery, Inc. (TITN) runs agricultural stores in North America. It is also a retailer of construction equipment. The stock has a PE of 30, and a PEG of 1.14. The stock has a market cap of $400 million.

Continental Resources Inc. (CLR), although not based in North Dakota, is an oil and natural gas explorer and developer which is the largest land leaseholder in the North Dakota part of the Bakken shale. The stock has a PE of 24, and a PEG of 0.41.

EOG Resources, Inc. (EOG), the oil and gas company, although not based in North Dakota, has successfully drilled in the Bakken Formation in North Dakota where they own approximately 320,000 net acres. The stock has a PE of 24, a PEG of 0.89, and a yield of 0.6%.

Check out stocks from some other states: Arizona stocks, Oregon stocks, and Nevada stocks.

Author does not own any of the above.


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