Landauer, Inc. (LDR) Stake Lessened by Rhumbline Advisers
Rhumbline Advisers trimmed its holdings in Landauer, Inc. (NYSE:LDR) by 4.4% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 18,325 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock after selling 845 shares during the quarter. Rhumbline Advisers owned about 0.19% of Landauer worth $958,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Other large investors have also made changes to their positions in the company. Mason Street Advisors LLC lifted its stake in shares of Landauer by 7.2% in the 1st quarter. Mason Street Advisors LLC now owns 2,250 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $110,000 after purchasing an additional 151 shares during the period. Smith Asset Management Group LP acquired a new position in shares of Landauer in the 2nd quarter valued at about $179,000. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System acquired a new position in shares of Landauer in the 2nd quarter valued at about $204,000. Atria Investments LLC lifted its stake in shares of Landauer by 1.5% in the 2nd quarter. Atria Investments LLC now owns 4,782 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $250,000 after purchasing an additional 71 shares during the period. Finally, Campbell & CO Investment Adviser LLC acquired a new position in shares of Landauer in the 2nd quarter valued at about $262,000. 79.51% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.
Landauer, Inc. (LDR) opened at 67.35 on Tuesday. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $62.29 and a 200-day moving average price of $54.37. The firm has a market capitalization of $649.12 million, a P/E ratio of 34.88 and a beta of 1.27. Landauer, Inc. has a 52 week low of $41.00 and a 52 week high of $68.50.
Landauer (NYSE:LDR) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, August 8th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.67 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.49 by $0.18. The company had revenue of $39.89 million during the quarter. Landauer had a net margin of 12.09% and a return on equity of 80.03%. Analysts anticipate that Landauer, Inc. will post $1.95 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, October 3rd. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 15th will be issued a dividend of $0.275 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 14th. This represents a $1.10 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.63%. Landauer’s dividend payout ratio is currently 56.99%.
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A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Landauer from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, September 7th. BidaskClub raised Landauer from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 15th. Finally, Hilliard Lyons raised Landauer from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 6th.
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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