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NYSE:AYI

Acuity Brands - AYI Stock Forecast, Price & News

$186.80
+0.94 (+0.51%)
(As of 08/18/2022 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$185.38
$187.50
50-Day Range
$146.36
$185.86
52-Week Range
$142.71
$224.59
Volume
99,319 shs
Average Volume
290,671 shs
Market Capitalization
$6.11 billion
P/E Ratio
18.00
Dividend Yield
0.28%
Price Target
$210.57

Acuity Brands MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.71 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
12.7% Upside
$210.57 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
4.43% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Weak
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-2.05
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.48mentions of Acuity Brands in the last 14 days
Based on 2 Articles This Week
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.

2.25 out of 5 stars

Construction Sector

51st out of 105 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 Stock Performance

NYSE:AYI traded up $0.94 on Thursday, reaching $186.80. 99,319 shares of the company's stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 290,671. 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 firm has a market cap of $6.11 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.91, a P/E/G ratio of 1.61 and a beta of 1.58. Acuity Brands has a 52 week low of $142.71 and a 52 week high of $224.59. The stock has a fifty day simple moving average of $167.71 and a 200-day simple moving average of $175.44.

Acuity Brands (NYSE:AYI - Get Rating) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, June 30th. The electronics maker reported $3.30 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $2.80 by $0.50. Acuity Brands had a net margin of 9.43% and a return on equity of 19.77%. The firm had revenue of $1.06 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $988.15 million. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $2.62 earnings per share. The company's quarterly revenue was up 17.9% on a year-over-year basis. As a group, sell-side analysts predict that Acuity Brands will post 11.52 earnings per share for the current year.

Acuity Brands Dividend Announcement

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, August 1st. Stockholders of record on Friday, July 15th were given a $0.13 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, July 14th. This represents a $0.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.28%. Acuity Brands's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 5.01%.

Analysts Set New Price Targets

Several brokerages have issued reports on AYI. StockNews.com upgraded shares of Acuity Brands from a "buy" rating to a "strong-buy" rating in a research note on Saturday, July 9th. Credit Suisse Group lowered their price objective on shares of Acuity Brands from $241.00 to $211.00 and set an "outperform" rating on the stock in a report on Monday, June 27th. Cowen decreased their price objective on shares of Acuity Brands to $225.00 in a report on Monday, July 4th. Wells Fargo & Company decreased their price objective on shares of Acuity Brands from $200.00 to $181.00 and set an "overweight" rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, June 29th. Finally, Oppenheimer restated an "outperform" rating and set a $210.00 price objective on shares of Acuity Brands in a report on Tuesday, July 5th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, five have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company's stock. According to data from MarketBeat, the stock currently has an average rating of "Moderate Buy" and a consensus target price of $210.57.

Insider Activity

In other news, SVP Barry R. Goldman sold 906 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, June 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $177.47, for a total value of $160,787.82. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 4,749 shares in the company, valued at $842,805.03. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. In related news, Director Laura O'shaughnessy bought 575 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, July 28th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $174.54 per share, with a total value of $100,360.50. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 1,479 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $258,144.66. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, SVP Barry R. Goldman sold 906 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, June 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $177.47, for a total transaction of $160,787.82. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 4,749 shares in the company, valued at $842,805.03. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 1.20% of the stock is 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
8/18/2022
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
+12.7%
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
$12.58 per share
Book Value
$57.26 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
32,320,000
Market Cap
$6.11 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.58

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Key Executives

  • Mr. Neil M. Ashe (Age 54)
    Chairman, Pres & CEO
    Comp: $2.68M
  • Ms. Karen J. HolcomMs. Karen J. Holcom (Age 53)
    Sr. VP & CFO
    Comp: $1.22M
  • Mr. Barry R. GoldmanMr. Barry R. Goldman (Age 55)
    Sr. VP & Gen. Counsel
    Comp: $893.71k
  • Ms. Dianne S. Mills (Age 61)
    Sr. VP & Chief HR Officer
    Comp: $926.69k
  • Mr. Tyler H. Moon
    Sr. VP & COO
  • Ms. Charlotte McLaughlin
    VP of Investor Relations
  • Ms. Candace Steele Flippin
    Sr. VP & Chief Communications Officer
  • Mr. Pete Shannin
    VP of Corp. Devel.
  • Mr. C. Dan Smith Jr. (Age 57)
    Sr. VP & Treasurer
  • Mr. Laurent J. Vernerey (Age 62)
    Strategic Bus. Devel. Exec.













AYI Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Acuity Brands stock right now?

7 Wall Street research 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 research 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 12-month target prices for Acuity Brands' shares. Their AYI share price forecasts range from $181.00 to $244.00. On average, they expect the company's stock price to reach $210.57 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 12.7% from the stock's current price.
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How have AYI shares performed in 2022?

Acuity Brands' stock was trading at $211.72 at the beginning of the year. Since then, AYI stock has decreased by 11.8% and is now trading at $186.80.
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When is Acuity Brands' next earnings date?

The company 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) announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, June, 30th. The electronics maker reported $3.30 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $2.80 by $0.50. The electronics maker had revenue of $1.06 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate 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 company's quarterly revenue was up 17.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business posted $2.62 EPS.

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

Acuity Brands declared 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 dividend yield of 0.28%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend 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 0.28%. 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 investors include FMR LLC (14.89%), State Street Corp (2.90%), Cooke & Bieler LP (1.74%), Northern Trust Corp (1.06%), AQR Capital Management LLC (0.88%) and Paradice Investment Management LLC (0.86%). 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 $186.80.

How much money does Acuity Brands make?

Acuity Brands (NYSE:AYI) has a market capitalization of $6.11 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?

The company 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 8/18/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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