Ameriprise Financial Inc. grew its stake in shares of Landauer Inc (NYSE:LDR) by 0.3% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 50,396 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock after purchasing an additional 170 shares during the quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. owned approximately 0.52% of Landauer worth $2,636,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in LDR. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Landauer by 4.2% during the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 848,773 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $41,377,000 after purchasing an additional 34,013 shares during the period. Renaissance Technologies LLC boosted its stake in shares of Landauer by 11.6% during the first quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 274,600 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $13,387,000 after purchasing an additional 28,600 shares during the period. Marshall Wace North America L.P. purchased a new stake in shares of Landauer during the second quarter valued at approximately $1,198,000. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in shares of Landauer by 9.0% during the first quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 271,978 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $13,259,000 after purchasing an additional 22,430 shares during the period. Finally, Bernzott Capital Advisors boosted its stake in shares of Landauer by 5.0% during the second quarter. Bernzott Capital Advisors now owns 447,156 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $23,386,000 after purchasing an additional 21,250 shares during the period. 79.56% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Landauer (NYSE:LDR) last released its 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 firm had revenue of $39.89 million for the quarter. Landauer had a return on equity of 96.20% and a net margin of 16.55%.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, October 3rd. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 15th were given a $0.275 dividend. This represents a $1.10 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.64%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, September 14th. Landauer’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 56.99%.

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A number of analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Landauer from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, September 7th. BidaskClub raised Landauer from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Finally, Hilliard Lyons raised Landauer from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 6th.

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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Landauer (NYSE:LDR)

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