$2.02 EPS Expected for Acuity Brands, Inc. (AYI)

June 13, 2018 - By Elnora Patterson

Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 1.1 in Q1 2018. Its up 0.15, from 0.95 in 2017Q4. It is positive, as 55 investors sold Acuity Brands, Inc. shares while 107 reduced holdings. 61 funds opened positions while 118 raised stakes. 42.61 million shares or 1.13% more from 42.13 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported.
Bronson Point Mngmt Ltd Liability reported 5.45% in Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI). Aqr Capital Mngmt Ltd Liability accumulated 16,960 shares or 0% of the stock. Prudential accumulated 47,274 shares. Morgan Stanley stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI). Gulf Intll National Bank & Trust (Uk) holds 12,865 shares. Harvey Inv Commerce Ltd Liability Co has invested 1.56% in Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI). M&T Fincl Bank Corp invested in 0% or 3,854 shares. Arizona State Retirement Sys invested in 0.01% or 10,481 shares. Winslow Evans Crocker Inc has 10 shares. Fifth Third Retail Bank stated it has 0% in Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI). Metropolitan Life Insurance holds 0% of its portfolio in Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) for 7,871 shares. Great West Life Assurance Can, Manitoba – Canada-based fund reported 29,638 shares. 1.77M were reported by Atlanta Management L L C. Asset Management has 2,645 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Retirement Sys Of Alabama has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI).

Since May 3, 2018, it had 2 buys, and 0 selling transactions for $713,970 activity. DILLARD GEORGE DOUGLAS JR bought 5,000 shares worth $563,800.

Analysts expect Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) to report $2.02 EPS on July, 5.They anticipate $0.01 EPS change or 0.49 % from last quarter’s $2.03 EPS. AYI’s profit would be $81.92 million giving it 15.30 P/E if the $2.02 EPS is correct. After having $1.72 EPS previously, Acuity Brands, Inc.’s analysts see 17.44 % EPS growth. The stock increased 0.03% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $123.64. About 53,911 shares traded. Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) has declined 28.09% since June 13, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 40.66% the S&P500.

Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) Ratings Coverage

Among 9 analysts covering Acuity Brands (NYSE:AYI), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Acuity Brands had 15 analyst reports since January 3, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, January 9 by Cowen & Co. On Wednesday, March 28 the stock rating was maintained by Wells Fargo with “Hold”. The firm has “Hold” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Wednesday, April 4. Robert W. Baird maintained Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) rating on Tuesday, January 9. Robert W. Baird has “Hold” rating and $175.0 target. The stock has “Hold” rating by Wells Fargo on Tuesday, January 9. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Buy” rating and $19000 target in Wednesday, April 4 report. Williams Capital Group downgraded the shares of AYI in report on Wednesday, January 10 to “Hold” rating. The firm has “Market Outperform” rating given on Thursday, April 5 by JMP Securities. On Thursday, April 5 the stock rating was maintained by Wells Fargo with “Hold”. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, March 16 by Robert W. Baird.

Acuity Brands, Inc. designs, produces, and distributes various lighting solutions and services for commercial, institutional, industrial, infrastructure, and residential applications in North America and internationally. The company has market cap of $5.01 billion. The firm offers lighting and controls products and solutions, including recessed, surface, and suspended lighting; down, decorative, emergency and exit, track, daylighting, special-us, street and roadway, parking garage, and underwater lighting; area pedestrian, flood, and decorative site lighting; landscape lighting; occupancy sensors; photo controls; relay panels; architectural dimming panels; and integrated lighting controls systems. It has a 15.28 P/E ratio. It also provides modular wiring products, light emitting diode drivers, glass products, and inverters; and services across applications that primarily relate to monitoring and controlling lighting systems through network technologies and the commissioning of control systems.

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