Landauer Inc. (NYSE:LDR) has been given a consensus broker rating score of 3.67 (Sell) from the three analysts that cover the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a strong sell recommendation and two have given a hold recommendation to the company. Landauer’s rating score has improved by 8.3% from 90 days ago as a result of a number of analysts’ upgrades and downgrades.
Brokerages have set a 12-month consensus price target of $42.67 for the company and are predicting that the company will post $0.29 EPS for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also assigned Landauer an industry rank of 112 out of 265 based on the ratings given to its competitors.
LDR has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Landauer from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $54.00 price target on the stock in a report on Wednesday, August 10th. Hilliard Lyons downgraded shares of Landauer from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a report on Friday, July 1st. Finally, Sidoti downgraded shares of Landauer from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $52.00 price target on the stock. in a report on Tuesday, August 16th.
Landauer (NYSE:LDR) traded down 3.92% on Tuesday, reaching $43.59. 24,309 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The company has a market cap of $418.59 million, a PE ratio of 23.56 and a beta of 1.08. Landauer has a 52-week low of $26.99 and a 52-week high of $49.74. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $45.59 and its 200 day moving average price is $40.59.
Landauer (NYSE:LDR) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, August 8th. The company reported $0.58 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.39 by $0.19. The business earned $37.90 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $35.24 million. Landauer had a net margin of 11.63% and a return on equity of 102.93%. On average, analysts expect that Landauer will post $1.76 earnings per share for the current year.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, October 5th. Investors of record on Friday, September 16th were issued a $0.275 dividend. This represents a $1.10 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.42%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, September 14th. Landauer’s payout ratio is 59.14%.
Several institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Chartwell Investment Partners LLC acquired a new position in Landauer during the second quarter worth about $20,161,000. Riverhead Capital Management LLC increased its position in Landauer by 94,098.7% in the second quarter. Riverhead Capital Management LLC now owns 141,298 shares of the company’s stock worth $11,876,000 after buying an additional 141,148 shares during the last quarter. Royce & Associates LP increased its position in Landauer by 6.2% in the first quarter. Royce & Associates LP now owns 1,122,543 shares of the company’s stock worth $37,122,000 after buying an additional 65,814 shares during the last quarter. Lafitte Capital Management LP acquired a new position in Landauer during the first quarter worth about $1,984,000. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. increased its position in Landauer by 6.0% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 771,711 shares of the company’s stock worth $31,764,000 after buying an additional 43,370 shares during the last quarter. 86.34% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.
Landauer, Inc (Landauer) is a provider of technical and analytical services to determine occupational and environmental radiation exposure. The Company is a domestic provider of outsourced medical physics services and a provider of radiology related medical products. It operates in three business segments: Radiation Measurement, Medical Physics and Medical Products.
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