Shares of Landauer Inc. (NYSE:LDR) have been assigned a consensus broker rating score of 3.67 (Sell) from the three analysts that cover the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a strong sell rating and two have issued a hold rating on the company. Landauer’s rating score has declined by 22.3% from three months ago as a result of various analysts’ ratings changes.

Brokerages have set a twelve-month consensus price objective of $42.67 for the company and are forecasting that the company will post $0.29 EPS for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given Landauer an industry rank of 98 out of 265 based on the ratings given to related companies.

LDR has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Landauer from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $54.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, August 10th. TheStreet upgraded Landauer from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 1st. Hilliard Lyons cut Landauer from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a report on Friday, July 1st. Finally, Sidoti cut Landauer from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $52.00 price objective on the stock. in a report on Tuesday, August 16th.

Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Nuveen Asset Management LLC boosted its stake in Landauer by 34.3% in the first quarter. Nuveen Asset Management LLC now owns 54,487 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,802,000 after buying an additional 13,914 shares during the last quarter. Lafitte Capital Management LP acquired a new position in Landauer during the first quarter worth $1,984,000. Renaissance Technologies LLC raised its position in Landauer by 20.6% in the first quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 113,800 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,763,000 after buying an additional 19,400 shares during the period. Suntrust Banks Inc. raised its position in Landauer by 0.5% in the second quarter. Suntrust Banks Inc. now owns 37,000 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,522,000 after buying an additional 200 shares during the period. Finally, Commonwealth Equity Services Inc acquired a new position in Landauer during the second quarter worth $248,000. Institutional investors own 86.28% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Landauer (NYSE:LDR) traded down 0.29% during trading on Wednesday, hitting $44.52. The stock had a trading volume of 43,142 shares. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $46.13 and a 200 day moving average price of $39.20. Landauer has a 12-month low of $26.99 and a 12-month high of $49.74. The firm has a market cap of $427.53 million, a P/E ratio of 24.06 and a beta of 1.00.

Landauer (NYSE:LDR) last posted its earnings results on Monday, August 8th. The company reported $0.58 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.39 by $0.19. Landauer had a return on equity of 102.93% and a net margin of 11.63%. The firm had revenue of $37.90 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $35.24 million. On average, equities analysts expect that Landauer will post $1.76 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, October 5th. Investors of record on Friday, September 16th will be issued a $0.275 dividend. This represents a $1.10 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.46%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, September 14th. Landauer’s payout ratio is 59.14%.

Landauer Company Profile

Landauer, Inc (Landauer) is a provider of technical and analytical services to determine occupational and environmental radiation exposure. The Company is a domestic provider of outsourced medical physics services and a provider of radiology related medical products. It operates in three business segments: Radiation Measurement, Medical Physics and Medical Products.

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