Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Landauer (LDR) Stock Price
Media headlines about Landauer (NYSE:LDR) have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Landauer earned a news sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 45.7437768911882 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Several brokerages have weighed in on LDR. Zacks Investment Research raised Landauer from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. BidaskClub upgraded Landauer from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 15th. Finally, Hilliard Lyons upgraded Landauer from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 6th.
Shares of Landauer (LDR) traded up 0.59% on Monday, hitting $68.15. The stock had a trading volume of 7,970 shares. Landauer has a 1-year low of $41.00 and a 1-year high of $68.50. The firm has a market capitalization of $656.83 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 35.29 and a beta of 1.27. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $61.53 and a 200-day moving average of $54.17.
Landauer (NYSE:LDR) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 8th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.67 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.49 by $0.18. Landauer had a net margin of 12.09% and a return on equity of 80.03%. The company had revenue of $39.89 million during the quarter. Equities analysts predict that Landauer will post $1.95 earnings per share for the current year.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, October 3rd. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 15th will be paid a $0.275 dividend. This represents a $1.10 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.62%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 14th. Landauer’s payout ratio is currently 56.99%.
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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