Landauer Inc. (NYSE:LDR) shares reached a new 52-week high during trading on Thursday . The company traded as high as $49.16 and last traded at $48.94, with a volume of 57,563 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $47.94.

A number of brokerages recently issued reports on LDR. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Landauer from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $54.00 price target for the company in a report on Wednesday. Hilliard Lyons lowered Landauer from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a report on Friday, July 1st. Finally, TheStreet upgraded Landauer from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, June 1st.

The company has a market capitalization of $470.45 million and a P/E ratio of 26.48. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $41.05 and a 200-day moving average price of $35.62.

Landauer (NYSE:LDR) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, August 8th. The company reported $0.58 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.39 by $0.19. The firm had revenue of $37.90 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $35.24 million. Equities research analysts forecast that Landauer Inc. will post $1.73 EPS for the current year.

A number of hedge funds recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Bernzott Capital Advisors increased its stake in Landauer by 21.0% in the fourth quarter. Bernzott Capital Advisors now owns 587,984 shares of the company’s stock valued at $19,356,000 after buying an additional 102,209 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its position in Landauer by 25.9% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 157,812 shares of the company’s stock valued at $5,195,000 after buying an additional 32,468 shares during the period. First Trust Advisors LP increased its position in Landauer by 572.5% in the fourth quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 36,758 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,210,000 after buying an additional 31,292 shares during the period. Finally, BlackRock Advisors LLC increased its position in Landauer by 7.9% in the fourth quarter. BlackRock Advisors LLC now owns 317,492 shares of the company’s stock valued at $10,452,000 after buying an additional 23,320 shares during the period.

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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