Headlines about Landauer (NYSE:LDR) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Landauer earned a news impact score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 46.0762810844027 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Several equities analysts recently issued reports on LDR shares. BidaskClub cut shares of Landauer from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Landauer from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 12th.

Landauer (NYSE LDR) traded up 0.928% during trading on Thursday, reaching $62.525. 8,760 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The firm has a market capitalization of $602.62 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 32.380 and a beta of 1.30. Landauer has a 52 week low of $41.00 and a 52 week high of $62.85. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $57.26 and a 200 day moving average price of $52.75.

Landauer (NYSE:LDR) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 8th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.67 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.49 by $0.18. Landauer had a return on equity of 80.03% and a net margin of 12.09%. The company had revenue of $39.89 million during the quarter. Equities research analysts forecast that Landauer will post $1.92 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, October 3rd. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 15th will be paid a $0.275 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 14th. This represents a $1.10 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.78%. Landauer’s payout ratio is 56.99%.

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About Landauer

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

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