Landauer Inc. (NYSE:LDR) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Tuesday.

According to Zacks, “Landauer Inc. is the world’s leading provider of analytical services to determine occupational and environmental radiation exposure. For more than fifty years, the company has provided complete radiation dosimetry services to hospitals, medical and dental offices, universities, national laboratories, and other industries in which radiation poses a potential threat to employees. Landauer’s services include the manufacture of various types of radiation detection monitors, the distribution and collection of the monitors to and from clients, and the analysis and reporting of exposure findings. The company provides its services to one.five million people in the United States, Japan, France, the United Kingdom, Brazil, Canada, China, Australia and other countries. “

LDR has been the subject of a number of other research reports. Sidoti cut shares of Landauer from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $52.00 price objective for the company. in a research report on Tuesday, August 16th. Hilliard Lyons cut shares of Landauer from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research report on Friday, July 1st.

Landauer (NYSE:LDR) opened at 45.37 on Tuesday. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $45.59 and a 200-day moving average price of $40.59. Landauer has a 1-year low of $26.99 and a 1-year high of $49.74. The company has a market capitalization of $435.69 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.52 and a beta of 1.08.

Landauer (NYSE:LDR) last released its quarterly earnings data 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 net margin of 11.63% and a return on equity of 102.93%. The business earned $37.90 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $35.24 million. Equities analysts predict that Landauer will post $1.76 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, October 5th. Investors of record on Friday, September 16th were paid a $0.275 dividend. This represents a $1.10 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.42%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, September 14th. Landauer’s payout ratio is presently 59.14%.

A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in LDR. Chartwell Investment Partners LLC bought a new position in shares of Landauer during the second quarter worth $20,161,000. Riverhead Capital Management LLC raised its position in shares of Landauer by 94,098.7% in the second quarter. Riverhead Capital Management LLC now owns 141,298 shares of the company’s stock worth $11,876,000 after buying an additional 141,148 shares during the last quarter. Royce & Associates LP raised its position in shares of Landauer by 6.2% in the first quarter. Royce & Associates LP now owns 1,122,543 shares of the company’s stock worth $37,122,000 after buying an additional 65,814 shares during the last quarter. Lafitte Capital Management LP bought a new position in shares of Landauer during the first quarter worth $1,984,000. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. raised its position in shares of Landauer by 6.0% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 771,711 shares of the company’s stock worth $31,764,000 after buying an additional 43,370 shares during the last quarter. 86.34% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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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