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

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$123.85 +2.73 (+2.25 %)
(As of 11/21/2018 11:25 AM ET)
Previous Close$121.12
Today's Range$122.25 - $124.80
52-Week Range$109.98 - $186.99
Volume1,327 shs
Average Volume484,791 shs
Market Capitalization$4.96 billion
P/E Ratio15.11
Dividend Yield0.42%
Beta1.54
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 controls products and solutions, such as recessed, surface, and suspended lighting; down, decorative, emergency and exit, track, day, special-use, street and roadway, parking garage, landscape, and underwater lighting; area pedestrian, flood, and decorative site lighting; occupancy sensors; photo controls; relay panels; architectural dimming panels; and integrated lighting controls systems. It also provides modular wiring products, light emitting diode drivers, glass products, and inverters; and 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, Carandini, Antique Street Lamps, Sunoptics, RELOC Wiring Solutions, eldoLED, Distech Controls, Acuity Controls, and Atrius brand names. It serves electrical distributors, retail home improvement centers, electric utilities, lighting showrooms, national accounts, government entities and municipalities, original equipment manufacturers, value-added resellers, utility distributors, system integrators, developers, and energy service companies, as well as 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

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Electric lighting & wiring equipment
Sub-IndustryElectrical Components & Equipment
SectorConstruction
Current SymbolNYSE:AYI
Previous Symbol
CUSIP00508Y10
Phone404-853-1400

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.21
Current Ratio1.77
Quick Ratio1.17

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio15.11
Forward P/E Ratio14.03
P/E Growth1.34

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$3.68 billion
Price / Sales1.35
Cash Flow$10.3988 per share
Price / Cash11.91
Book Value$42.73 per share
Price / Book2.90

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$8.22
Net Income$349.60 million
Net Margins9.50%
Return on Equity20.30%
Return on Assets11.70%

Miscellaneous

Employees13,000
Outstanding Shares40,090,000
Market Cap$4.96 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 declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, September 28th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, October 18th will be given a dividend of $0.13 per share on Thursday, November 1st. This represents a $0.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.42%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, October 17th. View Acuity Brands' Dividend History.

How will Acuity Brands' stock buyback program work?

Acuity Brands announced that its board has approved a share repurchase plan 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 buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are often an indication that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Acuity Brands' earnings last quarter?

Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) issued its earnings results on Wednesday, October, 3rd. The electronics maker reported $2.68 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $2.56 by $0.12. The electronics maker earned $1.06 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.01 billion. Acuity Brands had a net margin of 9.50% and a return on equity of 20.30%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 10.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $2.55 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 Tuesday, January 8th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Acuity Brands.

What guidance has Acuity Brands issued on next quarter's earnings?

Acuity Brands updated its fourth quarter earnings guidance on Wednesday, October, 3rd. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $2.70 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $2.67. The company issued revenue guidance of $1.06 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.01 billion.

What price target have analysts set for AYI?

12 equities research analysts have issued 12 month target prices for Acuity Brands' stock. Their forecasts range from $105.00 to $180.00. On average, they expect Acuity Brands' share price to reach $150.8889 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 21.8% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Acuity Brands.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Acuity Brands?

12 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Acuity Brands in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 5 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?

News headlines about AYI stock have been trending very positive on Wednesday, InfoTrie reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Acuity Brands earned a media sentiment score of 3.1 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news stories about the electronics maker a news buzz of 8.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is very likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the immediate future.

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 61)
  • Mr. Richard K. Reece, CFO & Exec. VP (Age 62)
  • Mr. C. Dan Smith Jr., Sr. VP, Treasurer & Sec. (Age 53)
  • Mr. Barry R. Goldman, Sr. VP & Gen. Counsel of Acuity Brands Lighting
  • Mr. Laurent J. Vernerey, Exec. VP (Age 58)

Who are Acuity Brands' major shareholders?

Acuity Brands' stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (10.08%), FMR LLC (4.94%), International Value Advisers LLC (3.80%), Atlanta Capital Management Co. L L C (3.76%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (3.74%) and American Century Companies Inc. (2.57%). 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 International Value Advisers LLC, FMR LLC, Atlanta Capital Management Co. L L C, Schroder Investment Management Group, Prudential Financial Inc., BlackRock Inc., Wells Fargo & Company MN and Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp. 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 Vaughan Nelson Investment Management L.P., Seizert Capital Partners LLC, Panagora Asset Management Inc., LSV Asset Management, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Scout Investments Inc., American Century Companies Inc. and Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB publ. 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 $123.85.

How big of a company is Acuity Brands?

Acuity Brands has a market capitalization of $4.96 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 N.E. 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:  529 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  476 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,005
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This page was last updated on 11/21/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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