Shares of Landauer Inc (NYSE:LDR) reached a new 52-week high on Wednesday . The stock traded as high as $67.60 and last traded at $67.60, with a volume of 581,770 shares. The stock had previously closed at $61.35.

LDR has been the topic of several research reports. Zacks Investment Research cut Landauer from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 17th. BidaskClub cut Landauer from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 1st. Finally, Hilliard Lyons upgraded Landauer from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday.

The company’s 50 day moving average is $59.31 and its 200 day moving average is $53.48. The company has a market cap of $655.38 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 35.21 and a beta of 1.27.

Landauer (NYSE:LDR) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 8th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.67 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.49 by $0.18. Landauer had a return on equity of 96.20% and a net margin of 16.55%. The business had revenue of $39.89 million for the quarter. On average, equities analysts predict that Landauer Inc will post $1.92 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, October 3rd. Investors of record on Friday, September 15th will be given a dividend of $0.275 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 14th. This represents a $1.10 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.62%. Landauer’s payout ratio is 56.99%.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Geode Capital Management LLC grew its position in Landauer by 3.4% during the 1st quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 70,185 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $3,421,000 after acquiring an additional 2,276 shares during the last quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC grew its position in Landauer by 8,839.3% during the 1st quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 5,006 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $244,000 after acquiring an additional 4,950 shares during the last quarter. Comerica Bank grew its position in Landauer by 3.9% during the 1st quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 10,623 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $568,000 after acquiring an additional 398 shares during the last quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. grew its position in Landauer by 14.7% during the 1st quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 40,046 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $1,953,000 after acquiring an additional 5,123 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Louisiana State Employees Retirement System bought a new position in Landauer during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $204,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 80.99% of the company’s stock.

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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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