NYSE:AYI - Acuity Brands Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$119.10 -2.42 (-1.99 %)
(As of 01/15/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$121.52
Today's Range$118.8050 - $121.7450
52-Week Range$103.48 - $173.01
Volume359,190 shs
Average Volume510,032 shs
Market Capitalization$4.88 billion
P/E Ratio14.49
Dividend Yield0.43%
Beta1.49
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.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Electric lighting & wiring equipment
Sub-IndustryElectrical Components & Equipment
SectorConstruction
CUSIP00508Y10
Phone404-853-1400

Debt

Current Ratio1.92
Quick Ratio1.28

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$3.68 billion
Price / Sales1.30
Cash Flow$10.1708 per share
Price / Cash Flow11.71
Book Value$42.73 per share
Price / Book2.79

Profitability

Net Income$349.60 million
Net Margins9.49%
Return on Assets12.03%

Miscellaneous

Employees13,000
Market Cap$4.88 billion
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. Investors of record on Friday, January 18th will be given 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 is Thursday, January 17th. View Acuity Brands' Dividend History.

How will Acuity Brands' stock buyback program work?

Acuity Brands announced that its Board of Directors has approved a share buyback plan on Wednesday, April 4th 2018, which allows the company to repurchase 6,000,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are usually 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, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $2.02 by $0.30. The electronics maker earned $932.60 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $920.39 million. Acuity Brands had a net margin of 9.49% and a return on equity of 20.88%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 10.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm earned $1.94 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 Wednesday, April 3rd 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Acuity Brands.

What price target have analysts set for AYI?

11 Wall Street analysts have issued 12 month price targets for Acuity Brands' shares. Their forecasts range from $90.00 to $180.00. On average, they expect Acuity Brands' stock price to reach $149.4444 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 25.5% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Acuity Brands.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Acuity Brands?

11 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Acuity Brands in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 4 hold ratings and 5 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Acuity Brands.

Has Acuity Brands been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media stories about AYI stock have trended somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Acuity Brands earned a media sentiment score of 1.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news headlines about the electronics maker a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near term.

Who are some of Acuity Brands' key competitors?

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 Riverbridge Partners LLC (0.59%), Scout Investments Inc. (0.34%), Kempner Capital Management Inc. (0.08%), Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (0.03%), DNB Asset Management AS (0.03%) and First Hawaiian Bank (0.01%). 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 Riverbridge Partners LLC and Louisiana State Employees Retirement System. 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 DNB Asset Management AS, Kempner Capital Management Inc., Scout Investments Inc., First Hawaiian Bank, Cerebellum GP LLC and CHICAGO TRUST Co NA. 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 $119.10.

How big of a company is Acuity Brands?

Acuity Brands has a market capitalization of $4.88 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 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  536 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  488 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,024
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This page was last updated on 1/15/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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