NYSE:AYI - Acuity Brands Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $123.94 -1.75 (-1.39 %) (As of 10/19/2018 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$125.69Today's Range$122.99 - $125.8052-Week Range$109.98 - $186.99Volume494,700 shsAverage Volume822,602 shsMarket Capitalization$5.09 billionP/E Ratio15.13Dividend Yield0.41%Beta1.4 Company ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividend HistoryEarnings HistoryFinancialsInsider TradesHeadlinesOptions 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 controls products and solutions, such as recessed, surface, and suspended lighting; down, decorative, emergency and exit, track, day, special-use, street and roadway, parking garage, landscape, and underwater lighting; area pedestrian, flood, and decorative site lighting; occupancy sensors; photo controls; relay panels; architectural dimming panels; and integrated lighting controls systems. 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. 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, Carandini, Antique Street Lamps, Sunoptics, RELOC Wiring Solutions, eldoLED, Distech Controls, Acuity Controls, and Atrius brand names. It serves electrical distributors, retail home improvement centers, electric utilities, lighting showrooms, national accounts, government entities and municipalities, original equipment manufacturers, value-added resellers, utility distributors, system integrators, developers, and energy service companies, as well as 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 SymbolNYSE:AYI CUSIP00508Y10 Webwww.acuitybrands.com Phone404-853-1400 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.21 Current Ratio1.77 Quick Ratio1.17 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio15.13 Forward P/E Ratio14.04 P/E Growth1.37 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$3.68 billion Price / Sales1.35 Cash Flow$10.1674 per share Price / Cash12.19 Book Value$42.73 per share Price / Book2.90 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$8.22 Net Income$349.60 million Net Margins9.50% Return on Equity20.30% Return on Assets11.70% Miscellaneous Employees12,500 Outstanding Shares40,180,000Market Cap$5.09 billion 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 declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, September 28th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, October 18th will be paid a dividend of $0.13 per share on Thursday, November 1st. This represents a $0.52 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.42%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, October 17th. View Acuity Brands' Dividend History. How will Acuity Brands' stock buyback program work? Acuity Brands declared that its board has approved a share repurchase program on Wednesday, April 4th 2018, which authorizes the company to buyback 6,000,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are usually an indication that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued. How were Acuity Brands' earnings last quarter? Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) announced its earnings results on Wednesday, October, 3rd. The electronics maker reported $2.68 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.56 by $0.12. The electronics maker earned $1.06 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.01 billion. Acuity Brands had a return on equity of 20.30% and a net margin of 9.50%. The company's revenue was up 10.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $2.55 earnings per share. 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, January 8th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Acuity Brands. What guidance has Acuity Brands issued on next quarter's earnings? Acuity Brands updated its fourth quarter earnings guidance on Wednesday, October, 3rd. The company provided EPS guidance of $2.70 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $2.67. The company issued revenue guidance of $1.06 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.01 billion. What price target have analysts set for AYI? 12 analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for Acuity Brands' shares. Their predictions range from $105.00 to $180.00. On average, they anticipate Acuity Brands' stock price to reach $150.8889 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 21.7% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Acuity Brands. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Acuity Brands? 12 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Acuity Brands in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 5 hold ratings and 5 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Acuity Brands. 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), Revolution Lighting Technologies (RVLT), Orion Energy Systems (OESX), Energy Focus (EFOI), Capstone Companies (CAPC), Lighting Science Group (LSCG) and ExeLED (ELED). Who are Acuity Brands' key executives? Acuity Brands' management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Vernon J. Nagel, Chairman, CEO & Pres (Age 61)Mr. Richard K. Reece, CFO & Exec. VP (Age 62)Mr. C. Dan Smith Jr., Sr. VP, Treasurer & Sec. (Age 53)Mr. Barry R. Goldman, Sr. VP & Gen. Counsel of Acuity Brands LightingMr. Laurent J. Vernerey, Exec. VP (Age 58) Who are Acuity Brands' major shareholders? Acuity Brands' stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Riverbridge Partners LLC (0.75%), Bank of Montreal Can (0.41%), Scout Investments Inc. (0.33%), Andra AP fonden (0.11%), West Coast Financial LLC (0.07%) and Aperio Group LLC (0.03%). Company insiders that own Acuity Brands stock include George Douglas Dillard Jr, Mark A Black, Peter C Browning, Ray M Robinson 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 Andra AP fonden, Davis R M Inc., Riverbridge Partners LLC, Guinness Atkinson Asset Management Inc, Guinness Asset Management Ltd, Essex Investment Management Co. LLC, Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB and CHICAGO TRUST Co NA. View Insider Buying and Selling for Acuity Brands. Which major investors are buying Acuity Brands stock? AYI stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Scout Investments Inc., Bank of Montreal Can, Bright Rock Capital Management LLC, Fox Run Management L.L.C., Aperio Group LLC, Atria Investments LLC and West Coast Financial LLC. 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 $123.94. How big of a company is Acuity Brands? Acuity Brands has a market capitalization of $5.09 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 12,500 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: 526 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 472 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 998MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Acuity Brands and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe AYI will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe AYI will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. 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