Landauer, Inc. (NYSE:LDR) Rating Increased to Neutral at Hilliard Lyons

Landauer, Inc. (NYSE:LDR) was upgraded by investment analysts at Hilliard Lyons from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, September 6th.

Several other analysts also recently weighed in on LDR. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Landauer from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 10th. BidaskClub downgraded Landauer from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st.

Shares of Landauer (NYSE LDR) traded up 0.59% on Wednesday, reaching $67.75. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 262,146 shares. The stock has a market cap of $652.97 million, a PE ratio of 35.09 and a beta of 1.27. Landauer has a 12-month low of $41.00 and a 12-month high of $68.50. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $61.53 and a 200-day moving average price of $54.17.

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 for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.49 by $0.18. The business had revenue of $39.89 million for the quarter. Landauer had a return on equity of 80.03% and a net margin of 12.09%. Equities research analysts expect that Landauer will post $1.95 EPS for the current year.

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Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of LDR. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Landauer by 4.2% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 848,773 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $41,377,000 after buying an additional 34,013 shares during the last quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC boosted its stake in shares of Landauer by 11.6% in the first quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 274,600 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $13,387,000 after buying an additional 28,600 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in shares of Landauer by 8.7% in the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 295,696 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $15,465,000 after buying an additional 23,718 shares during the last quarter. Marshall Wace North America L.P. purchased a new stake in shares of Landauer in the second quarter worth about $1,198,000. Finally, Bernzott Capital Advisors boosted its stake in shares of Landauer by 5.0% in the second quarter. Bernzott Capital Advisors now owns 447,156 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $23,386,000 after buying an additional 21,250 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 80.99% of the company’s stock.

About Landauer

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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