NYSE:AYI - Acuity Brands Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $135.06 -2.94 (-2.13 %) (As of 05/19/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$135.06Today's Range$134.97 - $137.3752-Week Range$103.48 - $173.01Volume205,861 shsAverage Volume267,076 shsMarket Capitalization$5.39 billionP/E Ratio16.43Dividend Yield0.39%Beta1.62 ProfileAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Acuity Brands, Inc. provides lighting and building management solutions and services for commercial, institutional, industrial, infrastructure, and residential applications in North America and internationally. The company offers lighting and control products and solutions, including recessed, surface, and suspended lighting; down, decorative, emergency and exit, track, day, special-use, street and roadway, parking garage, underwater, area pedestrian, flood, decorative site, and landscape lighting; occupancy sensors; photo controls; relay panels; architectural dimming panels; and integrated lighting controls systems. It also provides light emitting diode drivers, power supplies, modular wiring, sensors, glass, and inverters, as well as services across applications that primarily relate to monitoring and controlling lighting systems through network technologies and the commissioning of control systems. The company markets its products under the Lithonia Lighting, Holophane, Peerless, Gotham, Mark Architectural Lighting, Winona Lighting, Juno, Indy, Aculux, Healthcare Lighting, Hydrel, American Electric Lighting, Antique Street Lamps, Sunoptics, eldoLED, Distech Controls, nLight, ROAM, Sensor Switch, Power Sentry, IOTA, and Atrius brands. It serves electrical distributors, retail home improvement centers, electric utilities, national accounts, system integrators, utility distributors, value-added resellers, digital retailers, government entities and municipalities, lighting showrooms, developers, original equipment manufacturers, and energy service companies, as well as the new construction, renovation, and maintenance and repair markets. The company sells its products through independent sales agents, electrical distributors, system integrators, and sales representatives, as well as through a network of distribution centers, regional warehouses, and commercial warehouses. Acuity Brands, Inc. was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Receive AYI News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for AYI and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Electric lighting & wiring equipment Sub-IndustryElectrical Components & Equipment SectorConstruction Current SymbolNYSE:AYI Previous Symbol CUSIP00508Y10 CIK1144215 Webwww.acuitybrands.com Phone404-853-1400Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.19 Current Ratio2.11 Quick Ratio1.40Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio16.43 Forward P/E Ratio15.28 P/E Growth1.53 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$3.68 billion Price / Sales1.46 Cash Flow$10.3972 per share Price / Cash Flow12.99 Book Value$42.73 per share Price / Book3.16Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$8.22 Net Income$349.60 million Net Margins8.63% Return on Equity20.46% Return on Assets11.83%Miscellaneous Employees13,000 Outstanding Shares39,910,000Market Cap$5.39 billion Next Earnings Date7/2/2019 (Estimated) OptionableOptionable Acuity Brands (NYSE:AYI) Frequently Asked Questions What is Acuity Brands' stock symbol? Acuity Brands trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "AYI." How often does Acuity Brands pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Acuity Brands? Acuity Brands announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, March 29th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, April 17th will be paid a dividend of $0.13 per share on Wednesday, May 1st. This represents a $0.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.39%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, April 16th. View Acuity Brands' Dividend History. How will Acuity Brands' stock buyback program work? Acuity Brands declared that its board has initiated a share buyback plan on Wednesday, April 4th 2018, which authorizes the company to repurchase 6,000,000 outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are often an indication that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued. How were Acuity Brands' earnings last quarter? Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April, 3rd. The electronics maker reported $1.99 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.78 by $0.21. The electronics maker had revenue of $854.40 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $877.82 million. Acuity Brands had a net margin of 8.63% and a return on equity of 20.46%. The company's revenue was up 2.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $1.89 EPS. View Acuity Brands' Earnings History. When is Acuity Brands' next earnings date? Acuity Brands is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, July 2nd 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Acuity Brands. What price target have analysts set for AYI? 7 brokerages have issued twelve-month price objectives for Acuity Brands' shares. Their predictions range from $90.00 to $184.00. On average, they expect Acuity Brands' stock price to reach $150.50 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 11.4% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Acuity Brands. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Acuity Brands? 7 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Acuity Brands in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 1 hold rating and 5 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Acuity Brands. Has Acuity Brands been receiving favorable news coverage? News headlines about AYI stock have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, InfoTrie reports. InfoTrie rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Acuity Brands earned a coverage optimism score of 1.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news stories about the electronics maker a news buzz of 4.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the immediate future. Who are some of Acuity Brands' key competitors? Some companies that are related to Acuity Brands include AZZ (AZZ), Sql Technologies C (SQFL), LSI Industries (LYTS), Orion Energy Systems (OESX), Capstone Companies (CAPC), Energy Focus (EFOI), Revolution Lighting Technologies (RVLT), ExeLED (ELED) and Lighting Science Group (LSCG). 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), Netflix (NFLX), The Coca-Cola (KO), Broadcom (AVGO), Celgene (CELG), Skyworks Solutions (SWKS), Alibaba Group (BABA), Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG), Align Technology (ALGN) and Boeing (BA). Who are Acuity Brands' key executives? Acuity Brands' management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Vernon J. Nagel, Chairman, CEO & Pres (Age 62)Mr. Richard K. Reece, CFO & Exec. VP (Age 63)Mr. Laurent J. Vernerey, Exec. VP (Age 59)Mr. C. Dan Smith Jr., Sr. VP, Treasurer & Sec. (Age 54)Mr. Barry R. Goldman, Sr. VP & Gen. Counsel of Acuity Brands Lighting Who are Acuity Brands' major shareholders? Acuity Brands' stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (10.58%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (3.67%), FMR LLC (3.50%), FIL Ltd (1.57%), Wells Fargo & Company MN (1.55%) and Seizert Capital Partners LLC (1.38%). Company insiders that own Acuity Brands stock include George Douglas Dillard Jr, Mark A Black, Peter C Browning and W Patrick Battle. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Acuity Brands. Which major investors are selling Acuity Brands stock? AYI stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Wells Fargo & Company MN, Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc., Vulcan Value Partners LLC, Victory Capital Management Inc., Trillium Asset Management LLC and LSV Asset Management. View Insider Buying and Selling for Acuity Brands. Which major investors are buying Acuity Brands stock? AYI stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Renaissance Technologies LLC, BlackRock Inc., Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Northern Trust Corp, Strs Ohio, Andra AP fonden, Riverbridge Partners LLC and Jacobs Levy Equity Management Inc.. Company insiders that have bought Acuity Brands stock in the last two years include George Douglas Dillard Jr and W Patrick Battle. View Insider Buying and Selling for Acuity Brands. How do I buy shares of Acuity Brands? Shares of AYI can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is Acuity Brands' stock price today? One share of AYI stock can currently be purchased for approximately $135.06. How big of a company is Acuity Brands? Acuity Brands has a market capitalization of $5.39 billion and generates $3.68 billion in revenue each year. The electronics maker earns $349.60 million in net income (profit) each year or $8.22 on an earnings per share basis. Acuity Brands employs 13,000 workers across the globe. What is Acuity Brands' official website? The official website for Acuity Brands is http://www.acuitybrands.com. How can I contact Acuity Brands? Acuity Brands' mailing address is 1170 PEACHTREE STREET NE SUITE 2300, ATLANTA GA, 30309. The electronics maker can be reached via phone at 404-853-1400 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for Acuity Brands (NYSE AYI)Community Ranking: 2.6 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 556 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 510 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,066MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Acuity Brands and other stocks. 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