State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System acquired a new position in Landauer Inc. (NYSE:LDR) during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor acquired 5,626 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $232,000. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System owned approximately 0.06% of Landauer at the end of the most recent reporting period.
Several other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA increased its stake in shares of Landauer by 86.1% in the second quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 2,977 shares of the company’s stock valued at $123,000 after buying an additional 1,377 shares during the period. Picton Mahoney Asset Management purchased a new stake in shares of Landauer during the first quarter valued at about $238,000. Virginia Retirement System purchased a new stake in shares of Landauer during the first quarter valued at about $317,000. Ngam Advisors L.P. increased its stake in shares of Landauer by 10.5% in the first quarter. Ngam Advisors L.P. now owns 11,874 shares of the company’s stock valued at $393,000 after buying an additional 1,128 shares during the period. Finally, Prudential Financial Inc. increased its stake in shares of Landauer by 3.6% in the first quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 23,104 shares of the company’s stock valued at $764,000 after buying an additional 800 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 86.32% of the company’s stock.
Shares of Landauer Inc. (NYSE:LDR) traded down 0.11% during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $44.60. 5,823 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $45.07 and a 200 day moving average price of $40.94. Landauer Inc. has a 12 month low of $26.99 and a 12 month high of $49.74. The firm has a market cap of $428.29 million, a PE ratio of 24.11 and a beta of 1.08.
Landauer (NYSE:LDR) last posted its earnings results on Monday, August 8th. The company reported $0.58 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.39 by $0.19. The company earned $37.90 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $35.24 million. Landauer had a net margin of 11.63% and a return on equity of 102.93%. Equities research analysts predict that Landauer Inc. will post $1.76 earnings per share for the current year.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, October 5th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 16th were given a dividend of $0.275 per share. This represents a $1.10 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.46%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, September 14th. Landauer’s payout ratio is presently 59.14%.
Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on LDR shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Landauer from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $54.00 target price for the company in a research note on Wednesday, August 10th. Sidoti downgraded shares of Landauer from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $52.00 target price for the company. in a research note on Tuesday, August 16th. Finally, Hilliard Lyons downgraded shares of Landauer from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note on Friday, July 1st.
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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