Spark Investment Management LLC reduced its stake in shares of Landauer, Inc. (NYSE:LDR) by 42.7% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 6,700 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock after selling 5,000 shares during the period. Spark Investment Management LLC’s holdings in Landauer were worth $350,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the company. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its position in shares of Landauer by 20.3% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 249,548 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $12,003,000 after buying an additional 42,190 shares during the period. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY boosted its position in shares of Landauer by 0.5% in the fourth quarter. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY now owns 7,270 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $350,000 after buying an additional 36 shares during the period. Boston Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of Landauer during the first quarter valued at about $793,000. Punch & Associates Investment Management Inc. boosted its position in shares of Landauer by 0.8% in the first quarter. Punch & Associates Investment Management Inc. now owns 267,641 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $13,048,000 after buying an additional 2,070 shares during the period. Finally, Great West Life Assurance Co. Can boosted its position in shares of Landauer by 8.3% in the first quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can now owns 13,533 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $659,000 after buying an additional 1,033 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 81.42% of the company’s stock.

Landauer, Inc. (LDR) opened at 62.50 on Tuesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $602.37 million, a PE ratio of 32.37 and a beta of 1.30. Landauer, Inc. has a 12 month low of $41.00 and a 12 month high of $62.85. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $55.37 and a 200 day moving average of $52.14.

Landauer (NYSE:LDR) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 8th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.67 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.49 by $0.18. The firm had revenue of $39.89 million during the quarter. Landauer had a net margin of 12.09% and a return on equity of 80.03%. Equities research analysts forecast that Landauer, Inc. will post $1.87 earnings per share for the current year.

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Several equities analysts have issued reports on LDR shares. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Landauer from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 10th. BidaskClub cut shares of Landauer from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 1st.

Landauer Company Profile

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Landauer (NYSE:LDR)

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