Principal Financial Group Inc. increased its position in shares of Landauer, Inc. (NYSE:LDR) by 3.8% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 73,206 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock after buying an additional 2,702 shares during the period. Principal Financial Group Inc.’s holdings in Landauer were worth $3,569,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other large investors also recently bought and sold shares of LDR. Comerica Bank boosted its position in Landauer by 3.9% in the first quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 10,623 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $568,000 after buying an additional 398 shares in the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp boosted its position in Landauer by 3.0% in the first quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 167,586 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $8,170,000 after buying an additional 4,910 shares in the last quarter. Eqis Capital Management Inc. acquired a new position in Landauer during the first quarter worth approximately $266,000. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can boosted its position in 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 worth $659,000 after buying an additional 1,033 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Punch & Associates Investment Management Inc. boosted its position in 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 worth $13,048,000 after buying an additional 2,070 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 82.18% of the company’s stock.

Landauer, Inc. (NYSE:LDR) opened at 55.20 on Thursday. The firm has a market capitalization of $532.07 million, a PE ratio of 27.48 and a beta of 1.30. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $53.03 and a 200-day moving average price of $51.38. Landauer, Inc. has a 12-month low of $40.09 and a 12-month high of $55.95.

Landauer (NYSE:LDR) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 9th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.54 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.50 by $0.04. Landauer had a net margin of 12.82% and a return on equity of 79.41%. The business had revenue of $39.12 million during the quarter. On average, analysts predict that Landauer, Inc. will post $1.79 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, July 6th. Investors of record on Friday, June 16th were given a dividend of $0.275 per share. This represents a $1.10 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.99%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, June 14th. Landauer’s dividend payout ratio is presently 54.46%.

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Separately, Zacks Investment Research cut Landauer from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 13th.

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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