Suntrust Banks Inc. held its stake in Landauer, Inc. (NYSE:LDR) during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 35,100 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock at the close of the 2nd quarter. Suntrust Banks Inc. owned 0.36% of Landauer worth $1,835,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the company. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its stake in shares of Landauer by 4.2% during the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 848,773 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $41,377,000 after purchasing an additional 34,013 shares in the last quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Landauer by 11.6% during the first quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 274,600 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $13,387,000 after purchasing an additional 28,600 shares during the last quarter. Marshall Wace North America L.P. purchased a new position in shares of Landauer during the second quarter valued at approximately $1,198,000. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its holdings in shares of Landauer by 9.0% during the first quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 271,978 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $13,259,000 after purchasing an additional 22,430 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Bernzott Capital Advisors lifted its holdings in shares of Landauer by 5.0% during the second quarter. Bernzott Capital Advisors now owns 447,156 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $23,386,000 after purchasing an additional 21,250 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 79.51% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Landauer, Inc. (NYSE:LDR) opened at 67.30 on Monday. The stock has a market capitalization of $648.64 million, a PE ratio of 34.85 and a beta of 1.28. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $62.29 and a 200-day moving average price of $54.37. Landauer, Inc. has a 1-year low of $41.00 and a 1-year high of $68.50.

Landauer (NYSE:LDR) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 8th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.67 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.49 by $0.18. Landauer had a net margin of 12.09% and a return on equity of 80.03%. The firm had revenue of $39.89 million during the quarter. On average, analysts forecast that Landauer, Inc. will post $1.95 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, October 3rd. Investors of record on Friday, September 15th will be issued a dividend of $0.275 per share. This represents a $1.10 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.63%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 14th. Landauer’s payout ratio is 56.99%.

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A number of brokerages have recently commented on LDR. Zacks Investment Research cut Landauer from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 7th. BidaskClub raised Landauer from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 15th. Finally, Hilliard Lyons raised Landauer from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 6th.

Landauer 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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