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QQQ   397.83
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DOW   35,719.43
QQQ   397.83
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DOW   35,719.43
QQQ   397.83

Acuity Brands Stock Forecast, Price & News

+2.51 (+1.27%)
(As of 12/7/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
395,552 shs
Average Volume
397,803 shs
Market Capitalization
$7.03 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
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About Acuity Brands

Acuity Brands, Inc. engages in the provision of lighting and building management solutions and services. The firm caters commercial, institutional, industrial, infrastructure and residential applications for various markets. It offers luminaires, lighting controls, controllers for various building systems, power supplies, prismatic skylights, and drivers as well as integrated systems for various indoor and outdoor applications. The company was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.


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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Electric lighting & wiring equipment
Electrical Components & Equipment
Year Founded

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$3.46 billion
Cash Flow
$12.60 per share
Book Value
$57.26 per share


Net Income
$306.30 million
Pretax Margin




Free Float
Market Cap
$7.03 billion

Company Calendar

Last Earnings
Dividend Payable
Next Earnings (Estimated)
Fiscal Year End

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Overall MarketRank

2.48 out of 5 stars

Construction Sector

40th out of 136 stocks

Electric Lighting & Wiring Equipment Industry

3rd out of 5 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.3Community Rank: 4.7Dividend Strength: 1.7Insider Behavior: 2.5Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Acuity Brands (NYSE:AYI) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Acuity Brands a buy right now?

9 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Acuity Brands in the last year. There are currently 3 hold ratings and 6 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "buy" Acuity Brands stock.
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How has Acuity Brands' stock been impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Acuity Brands' stock was trading at $97.43 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus (COVID-19) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, AYI shares have increased by 106.1% and is now trading at $200.81.
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Are investors shorting Acuity Brands?

Acuity Brands saw a decline in short interest during the month of October. As of October 29th, there was short interest totaling 1,120,000 shares, a decline of 16.4% from the October 14th total of 1,340,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 316,300 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.5 days. Currently, 3.3% of the company's shares are sold short.
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When is Acuity Brands' next earnings date?

Acuity Brands is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, January 6th 2022.
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How were Acuity Brands' earnings last quarter?

Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) posted its earnings results on Tuesday, October, 5th. The electronics maker reported $3.27 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $2.85 by $0.42. The electronics maker earned $992.70 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $958.25 million. Acuity Brands had a net margin of 8.85% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 17.44%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 11.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $2.24 EPS.
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How often does Acuity Brands pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Acuity Brands?

Acuity Brands declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, September 28th. Stockholders of record on Friday, October 15th will be given a dividend of $0.13 per share on Monday, November 1st. This represents a $0.52 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.26%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 14th.
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Is Acuity Brands a good dividend stock?

Acuity Brands pays an annual dividend of $0.52 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.26%. The dividend payout ratio of Acuity Brands is 6.19%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Acuity Brands will have a dividend payout ratio of 4.47% next year. This indicates that Acuity Brands will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What price target have analysts set for AYI?

9 brokerages have issued 1-year price objectives for Acuity Brands' shares. Their forecasts range from $124.71 to $235.00. On average, they expect Acuity Brands' stock price to reach $196.86 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 2.0%.
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Who are Acuity Brands' key executives?

Acuity Brands' management team includes the following people:
  • Neil M. Ashe, Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
  • Tyler H. Moon, Chief Operating Officer & Senior Vice President
  • Karen J. Holcom, Chief Financial Officer & Senior Vice President
  • Vijay Raghavendra, Chief Technology Officer
  • Richard Kent Reece, Executive Vice President

What is Neil Ashe's approval rating as Acuity Brands' CEO?

18 employees have rated Acuity Brands CEO Neil Ashe on Glassdoor.com. Neil Ashe has an approval rating of 62% among Acuity Brands' 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 variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (8.41%), Generation Investment Management LLP (2.98%), LSV Asset Management (2.60%), American Century Companies Inc. (2.14%), Credit Suisse AG (1.93%) and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.67%). Company insiders that own Acuity Brands stock include Barry R Goldman, Barry R Goldman, Karen J Holcom, Mary A Winston and Peter C Browning.
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Which institutional investors are selling Acuity Brands stock?

AYI stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Generation Investment Management LLP, Robertson Stephens Wealth Management LLC, New York State Common Retirement Fund, PGGM Investments, BlackRock Inc., Geode Capital Management LLC, Squarepoint Ops LLC, and Janus Henderson Group PLC. Company insiders that have sold Acuity Brands company stock in the last year include Barry R Goldman, Karen J Holcom, and Peter C Browning.
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Which institutional investors are buying Acuity Brands stock?

AYI stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Wellington Management Group LLP, American Century Companies Inc., Fort Point Capital Partners LLC, Clark Capital Management Group Inc., Morgan Stanley, Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc., Goldman Sachs Group Inc., and Millennium Management LLC.
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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 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 $200.81.

How much money does Acuity Brands make?

Acuity Brands has a market capitalization of $7.03 billion and generates $3.46 billion in revenue each year. The electronics maker earns $306.30 million in net income (profit) each year or $8.40 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.

What is Acuity Brands' official website?

The official website for Acuity Brands is www.acuitybrands.com.

Where are Acuity Brands' headquarters?

Acuity Brands is headquartered at 1170 PEACHTREE STREET NE SUITE 2300, ATLANTA GA, 30309.

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, via email at [email protected], or via fax at 404-853-1430.

This page was last updated on 12/8/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff


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