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NYSE:AYI

Acuity Brands - AYI Stock Forecast, Price & News

$179.38
+0.41 (+0.23%)
(As of 08/8/2022 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$179.20
$181.86
50-Day Range
$146.36
$185.49
52-Week Range
$142.71
$224.59
Volume
222,612 shs
Average Volume
263,046 shs
Market Capitalization
$5.87 billion
P/E Ratio
17.28
Dividend Yield
0.29%
Price Target
$210.57

Acuity Brands MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.71 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
17.4% Upside
$210.57 Price Target
Short Interest
Bearish
4.52% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Weak
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-2.05
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
N/A
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$999,327 Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
-0.26%
From $11.52 to $11.49 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.11 out of 5 stars

Construction Sector

68th out of 106 stocks

Electric Lighting & Wiring Equipment Industry

4th out of 6 stocks

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About Acuity Brands (NYSE:AYI) Stock

Acuity Brands, Inc. provides lighting and building management solutions in North America and internationally. The company operates through 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 Lithonia Lighting, Holophane, Peerless, Gotham, Mark Architectural Lighting, Winona Lighting, Juno, Indy, Aculux, Healthcare Lighting, Hydrel, American Electric Lighting, Sunoptics, eldoLED, nLight, Sensor Switch, IOTA, A-Light, Cyclone, Eureka, Lumniaire LED, Luminis, Dark to Light, and RELOC Wiring Solutions brands. This segment serves electrical distributors, retail home improvement centers, electric utilities, national accounts, digital retailers, lighting showrooms, and energy service companies. The ISG segment offers building management systems and location-aware applications under the Distech Controls, Atrius, and Rockpile Ventures brands. This segment serves system integrators, as well as retail stores, airports, and enterprise campuses. Acuity Brands, Inc. was incorporated in 2001 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

Acuity Brands Price Performance

Acuity Brands stock traded up $0.41 during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $179.38. 222,612 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 296,686. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.26, a current ratio of 1.86 and a quick ratio of 1.19. The business's 50 day simple moving average is $167.37 and its two-hundred day simple moving average is $175.73. The company has a market capitalization of $5.87 billion, a P/E ratio of 17.28, a PEG ratio of 1.55 and a beta of 1.58. Acuity Brands has a 12-month low of $142.71 and a 12-month high of $224.59.

Acuity Brands (NYSE:AYI - Get Rating) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, June 30th. The electronics maker reported $3.30 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $2.80 by $0.50. The company had revenue of $1.06 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $988.15 million. Acuity Brands had a return on equity of 19.77% and a net margin of 9.43%. Acuity Brands's revenue was up 17.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $2.62 earnings per share. Analysts forecast that Acuity Brands will post 11.52 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Acuity Brands Announces Dividend

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, August 1st. Shareholders of record on Friday, July 15th were given a dividend of $0.13 per share. This represents a $0.52 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.29%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, July 14th. Acuity Brands's payout ratio is 5.01%.

Analyst Ratings Changes

AYI has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Credit Suisse Group reduced their price target on Acuity Brands from $241.00 to $211.00 and set an "outperform" rating for the company in a report on Monday, June 27th. Wells Fargo & Company reduced their price target on Acuity Brands from $200.00 to $181.00 and set an "overweight" rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, June 29th. William Blair cut Acuity Brands from an "outperform" rating to a "market perform" rating in a report on Thursday, June 23rd. Cowen reduced their price objective on Acuity Brands to $225.00 in a report on Monday, July 4th. Finally, Robert W. Baird lifted their price objective on Acuity Brands from $188.00 to $190.00 and gave the stock an "outperform" rating in a report on Friday, July 1st. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, five have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company's stock. According to MarketBeat, the company has a consensus rating of "Moderate Buy" and a consensus price target of $210.57.

Insiders Place Their Bets

In related news, Director Laura O'shaughnessy purchased 575 shares of the company's stock in a transaction on Thursday, July 28th. The stock was bought at an average price of $174.54 per share, with a total value of $100,360.50. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 1,479 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $258,144.66. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. In other Acuity Brands news, Director Laura O'shaughnessy acquired 575 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, July 28th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $174.54 per share, with a total value of $100,360.50. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 1,479 shares in the company, valued at $258,144.66. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, CFO Karen J. Holcom sold 5,438 shares of Acuity Brands stock in a transaction on Wednesday, July 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $154.20, for a total value of $838,539.60. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 17,138 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $2,642,679.60. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 1.20% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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AYI Company Calendar

Last Earnings
6/30/2022
Ex-Dividend for 8/1 Dividend
7/14/2022
Dividend Payable
8/01/2022
Today
8/09/2022
Fiscal Year End
8/31/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
10/05/2022

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Electric lighting & wiring equipment
Sub-Industry
Electrical Components & Equipment
CUSIP
00508Y10
Employees
13,000
Year Founded
2001

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$210.57
High Stock Price Forecast
$244.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$181.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+17.4%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.71
Research Coverage
7 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$306.30 million
Pretax Margin
12.10%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$3.46 billion
Cash Flow
$12.54 per share
Book Value
$57.26 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
32,320,000
Market Cap
$5.87 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.58

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AYI Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Acuity Brands stock right now?

7 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Acuity Brands in the last year. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 5 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "buy" AYI shares.
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What is Acuity Brands' stock price forecast for 2022?

7 brokerages have issued 1-year price targets for Acuity Brands' shares. Their AYI share price forecasts range from $181.00 to $244.00. On average, they predict the company's share price to reach $210.57 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 17.4% from the stock's current price.
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How has Acuity Brands' stock performed in 2022?

Acuity Brands' stock was trading at $211.72 on January 1st, 2022. Since then, AYI stock has decreased by 15.3% and is now trading at $179.38.
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When is Acuity Brands' next earnings date?

Acuity Brands is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, October 5th 2022.
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How were Acuity Brands' earnings last quarter?

Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, June, 30th. The electronics maker reported $3.30 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.80 by $0.50. The electronics maker earned $1.06 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $988.15 million. Acuity Brands had a net margin of 9.43% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 19.77%. The firm's revenue was up 17.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $2.62 EPS.

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

Acuity Brands announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, June 29th. Stockholders of record on Friday, July 15th will be given a dividend of $0.13 per share on Monday, August 1st. This represents a $0.52 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.29%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, July 14th.
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Is Acuity Brands a good dividend stock?

Acuity Brands (NYSE:AYI) pays an annual dividend of $0.52 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.29%. The dividend payout ratio is 5.01%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, AYI will have a dividend payout ratio of 4.53% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What is Neil Ashe's approval rating as Acuity Brands' CEO?

18 employees have rated Acuity Brands Chief Executive Officer Neil Ashe on Glassdoor.com. 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).

What is Acuity Brands' stock symbol?

Acuity Brands trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "AYI."

Who are Acuity Brands' major shareholders?

Acuity Brands' stock is owned by a number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Cooke & Bieler LP (1.74%), Paradice Investment Management LLC (0.86%), Seizert Capital Partners LLC (0.77%), Boston Trust Walden Corp (0.48%), Aviva PLC (0.27%) and Wedge Capital Management L L P NC (0.26%). Insiders that own company stock include Barry R Goldman, Barry R Goldman, Karen J Holcom, Laura O'shaughnessy, Mary A Winston, Peter C Browning and Robert F Mccullough.
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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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Acuity Brands' stock price today?

One share of AYI stock can currently be purchased for approximately $179.38.

How much money does Acuity Brands make?

Acuity Brands (NYSE:AYI) has a market capitalization of $5.87 billion and generates $3.46 billion in revenue each year. The electronics maker earns $306.30 million in net income (profit) each year or $10.38 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Acuity Brands have?

Acuity Brands employs 13,000 workers across the globe.

When was Acuity Brands founded?

Acuity Brands was founded in 2001.

How can I contact Acuity Brands?

Acuity Brands' mailing address is 1170 PEACHTREE STREET NE SUITE 2300, ATLANTA GA, 30309. The official website for the company is www.acuitybrands.com. The electronics maker can be reached via phone at (404) 853-1400, via email at ir@acuitybrands.com, or via fax at 404-853-1430.

This page (NYSE:AYI) was last updated on 8/9/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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