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Acuity Brands (AYI) Stock Price, News & Analysis

+3.36 (+1.28%)
(As of 05/21/2024 ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
144,086 shs
Average Volume
255,825 shs
Market Capitalization
$8.17 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
Price Target

Acuity Brands MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.50 Rating Score
9.2% Upside
$289.25 Price Target
Short Interest
4.36% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Based on Four Factors
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
1.24mentions of Acuity Brands in the last 14 days
Based on 5 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$2.03 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
From $14.48 to $15.91 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

3.49 out of 5 stars

Construction Sector

22nd out of 97 stocks

Electric Lighting & Wiring Equipment Industry

2nd out of 4 stocks

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About Acuity Brands Stock (NYSE:AYI)

Acuity Brands, Inc. provides lighting, lighting controls, building management system, location-aware applications in the United States and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Acuity Brands Lighting and Lighting Controls (ABL); and the Intelligent Spaces Group (ISG). The ABL segment provides commercial, architectural, and specialty lighting solutions, as well as lighting controls and components for various indoor and outdoor applications under the A-Light, Aculux, American Electric Lighting, Cyclone, Dark to Light, eldoLED, Eureka, Gotham, Healthcare Lighting, Holophane, Hydrel, Indy, IOTA, Juno, Lithonia Lighting, Luminaire LED, Luminis, Mark Architectural Lighting, nLight, OPTOTRONIC, Peerless, RELOCWiring Solutions, and Sensor Switch. This segment serves electrical distributors, retail home improvement centers, electric utilities, national accounts, original equipment manufacturers, digital retailers, lighting showrooms, and energy service companies. The ISG segment offers building management solutions, such as products for controlling heating, ventilation, air conditioning, lighting, shades, refrigeration, and building access that deliver end-to-end optimization of those building systems; and building management software that enhances building system management and automates labor intensive tasks. This segment serves system integrators, as well as retail stores, airports, and enterprise campuses. The company offers its products and solutions under the Atrius, Distech Controls, and KE2 Therm Solutions brands. Acuity Brands, Inc. was incorporated in 2001 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

AYI Stock Price History

AYI Stock News Headlines

Acuity Brands, Inc.
Oppenheimer Reaffirms Their Buy Rating on Acuity Brands (AYI)
4 Analysts Have This To Say About Acuity Brands
Company News for Apr 4, 2024
Q2 2024 Acuity Brands Inc Earnings Call
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Company Calendar

Last Earnings
Ex-Dividend for 5/1 Dividend
Dividend Payable
Next Earnings (Estimated)
Fiscal Year End

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Electric lighting & wiring equipment
Electrical Components & Equipment
Year Founded

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
High Stock Price Target
Low Stock Price Target
Potential Upside/Downside
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
4 Analysts


Net Income
$346 million
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$3.95 billion
Cash Flow
$16.69 per share
Book Value
$64.61 per share


Free Float
Market Cap
$8.12 billion

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AYI Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Acuity Brands stock right now?

4 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Acuity Brands in the last year. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "moderate buy" AYI shares.
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What is Acuity Brands' stock price target for 2024?

4 brokerages have issued 1 year target prices for Acuity Brands' stock. Their AYI share price targets range from $261.00 to $315.00. On average, they anticipate the company's share price to reach $289.25 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 9.2% from the stock's current price.
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How have AYI shares performed in 2024?

Acuity Brands' stock was trading at $204.83 at the beginning of 2024. Since then, AYI stock has increased by 29.4% and is now trading at $264.98.
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Are investors shorting Acuity Brands?

Acuity Brands saw a increase in short interest in April. As of April 15th, there was short interest totaling 1,180,000 shares, an increase of 8.3% from the March 31st total of 1,090,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 234,500 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 5.0 days. Currently, 3.8% of the shares of the stock are short sold.
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When is Acuity Brands' next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, July 4th 2024.
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How were Acuity Brands' earnings last quarter?

Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April, 3rd. The electronics maker reported $3.08 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $2.85 by $0.23. The electronics maker had revenue of $905.90 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $897.01 million. Acuity Brands had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 21.22% and a net margin of 9.81%.

How often does Acuity Brands pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Acuity Brands?

Acuity Brands announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, March 28th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, April 17th will be given a dividend of $0.15 per share on Wednesday, May 1st. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.23%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, April 16th.
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Is Acuity Brands a good dividend stock?

Acuity Brands (NYSE:AYI) pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.23%. The company does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio is 5.02%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, AYI will have a dividend payout ratio of 3.77% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What guidance has Acuity Brands issued on next quarter's earnings?

Acuity Brands updated its FY 2024 earnings guidance on Wednesday, April, 3rd. The company provided earnings per share guidance of 14.750-15.500 for the period, compared to the consensus estimate of 14.910. The company issued revenue guidance of -.

What is Neil Ashe's approval rating as Acuity Brands' CEO?

18 employees have rated Acuity Brands Chief Executive Officer Neil Ashe on Neil Ashe has an approval rating of 62% among the company's employees. This puts Neil Ashe in the bottom 25% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

What other stocks do shareholders of Acuity Brands own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Acuity Brands investors own include Allergan (AGN), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), International Business Machines (IBM), Intel (INTC), Coca-Cola (KO), Netflix (NFLX), AT&T (T), Broadcom (AVGO), Alibaba Group (BABA) and Micron Technology (MU).

Who are Acuity Brands' major shareholders?

Acuity Brands' stock is owned by a variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (10.07%), LSV Asset Management (1.61%), Earnest Partners LLC (0.91%), Captrust Financial Advisors (0.73%), Mirae Asset Global Investments Co. Ltd. (0.46%) and Principal Financial Group Inc. (0.37%). Insiders that own company stock include Barry R Goldman, Dianne S Mills, Karen J Holcom, Laura O'shaughnessy and Maya Leibman.
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How do I buy shares of Acuity Brands?

Shares of AYI stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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This page (NYSE:AYI) was last updated on 5/21/2024 by Staff

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