Todays Report: Today, Brokerages Set $42.67 Target Price for Landauer Inc. (LDR)

Today, Brokerages Set $42.67 Target Price for Landauer Inc. (LDR)

Shares of Landauer Inc. (NYSE:LDR) have earned an average broker rating score of 3.67 (Sell) from the three analysts that provide coverage for the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a strong sell recommendation and two have assigned a hold recommendation to the company.

Brokers have set a twelve-month consensus price objective of $42.67 for the company and are forecasting that the company will post $0.29 earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given Landauer an industry rank of 216 out of 265 based on the ratings given to related companies.

A number of analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Sidoti cut shares of Landauer from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $52.00 price objective on the stock. in a report on Tuesday, August 16th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Landauer from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $54.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Wednesday, August 10th.

Shares of Landauer (NYSE:LDR) traded up 1.35% during trading on Friday, reaching $52.60. 6,859 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $45.42 and its 200 day moving average price is $43.18. The firm has a market capitalization of $505.12 million, a PE ratio of 28.43 and a beta of 1.21. Landauer has a 52 week low of $26.99 and a 52 week high of $53.15.

Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its position in shares of 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 in the last quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors raised its position in shares of Landauer by 9.2% in the third quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors now owns 691,569 shares of the company’s stock worth $30,761,000 after buying an additional 58,277 shares in the last quarter. Chartwell Investment Partners LLC bought a new position in shares of Landauer during the second quarter worth about $20,161,000. Bernzott Capital Advisors raised its position in shares of Landauer by 3.0% in the third quarter. Bernzott Capital Advisors now owns 474,380 shares of the company’s stock worth $21,100,000 after buying an additional 13,990 shares in the last quarter. Finally, BlackRock Advisors LLC raised its position in shares of Landauer by 1.0% in the third quarter. BlackRock Advisors LLC now owns 318,778 shares of the company’s stock worth $14,179,000 after buying an additional 3,279 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 85.02% of the company’s stock.

About Landauer

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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