NYSE:AYI - Acuity Brands Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $118.95 -4.22 (-3.43 %) (As of 03/22/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$118.95Today's Range$118.77 - $123.843952-Week Range$103.48 - $173.01Volume280,328 shsAverage Volume361,876 shsMarket Capitalization$4.77 billionP/E Ratio14.47Dividend Yield0.42%Beta1.56 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst 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 Ratio0.20 Current Ratio1.92 Quick Ratio1.28Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio14.47 Forward P/E Ratio13.47 P/E Growth1.4 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$3.68 billion Price / Sales1.30 Cash Flow$10.0380 per share Price / Cash Flow11.85 Book Value$42.73 per share Price / Book2.78Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$8.22 Net Income$349.60 million Net Margins9.49% Return on Equity20.88% Return on Assets12.03%Miscellaneous Employees13,000 Outstanding Shares40,090,000Market Cap$4.77 billion Next Earnings Date4/3/2019 (Confirmed) 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, January 4th. Shareholders of record on Friday, January 18th will be paid a dividend of $0.13 per share on Friday, February 1st. This represents a $0.52 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.44%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, January 17th. View Acuity Brands' Dividend History. How will Acuity Brands' stock buyback program work? Acuity Brands announced that its board has authorized a share repurchase program 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 programs are generally an indication that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued. How were Acuity Brands' earnings last quarter? Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) announced its earnings results on Wednesday, January, 9th. The electronics maker reported $2.32 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $2.02 by $0.30. The electronics maker had revenue of $932.60 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $920.39 million. Acuity Brands had a return on equity of 20.88% and a net margin of 9.49%. The company's revenue was up 10.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $1.94 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 Wednesday, April 3rd 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Acuity Brands. What price target have analysts set for AYI? 10 brokerages have issued twelve-month price objectives for Acuity Brands' shares. Their predictions range from $90.00 to $180.00. On average, they expect Acuity Brands' share price to reach $151.1111 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 27.0% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Acuity Brands. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Acuity Brands? 10 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Acuity Brands in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 3 hold ratings and 6 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 articles about AYI stock have trended somewhat negative this week, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. InfoTrie scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Acuity Brands earned a media sentiment score of -1.5 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news headlines about the electronics maker a news buzz of 9.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next few days. 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), Energy Focus (EFOI), Capstone Companies (CAPC), Revolution Lighting Technologies (RVLT), Lighting Science Group (LSCG) and ExeLED (ELED). 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), Celgene (CELG), Alibaba Group (BABA), Skyworks Solutions (SWKS), Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG), General Electric (GE), The Coca-Cola (KO), Broadcom (AVGO) and IBM (IBM). 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 variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (10.37%), FMR LLC (4.25%), Atlanta Capital Management Co. L L C (3.73%), American Century Companies Inc. (2.34%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.43%) and Seizert Capital Partners LLC (1.37%). 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 institutional investors are selling Acuity Brands stock? AYI stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Vaughan Nelson Investment Management L.P., FMR LLC, Millennium Management LLC, Natixis Advisors L.P., American Century Companies Inc., Two Sigma Advisers LP, First Trust Advisors LP and Riverbridge Partners LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Acuity Brands. Which institutional investors are buying Acuity Brands stock? AYI stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Norges Bank, Alecta Pensionsforsakring Omsesidigt, Strs Ohio, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, BlackRock Inc., Seizert Capital Partners LLC, Mesirow Financial Investment Management Equity Management and Forsta AP Fonden. 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 $118.95. How big of a company is Acuity Brands? Acuity Brands has a market capitalization of $4.77 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: 543 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 496 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,039MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Acuity Brands and other stocks. 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