Acuity Brands, Inc. (AYI) Analysts See $2.54 EPS

September 16, 2018 - By Michele Cranor

Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 1.22 in 2018 Q2. Its up 0.12, from 1.1 in 2018Q1. It improved, as 54 investors sold Acuity Brands, Inc. shares while 100 reduced holdings. 70 funds opened positions while 118 raised stakes. 39.90 million shares or 6.35% less from 42.61 million shares in 2018Q1 were reported.
Mutual Of America Mngmt Lc has invested 0.06% in Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI). Voya Inv Lc stated it has 8,568 shares. Patten Grp has invested 0% in Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI). Barclays Public Limited Company stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI). Rhumbline Advisers holds 0.02% or 69,671 shares in its portfolio. Architects stated it has 0% in Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI). Boothbay Fund Mngmt Lc invested in 5,922 shares or 0.06% of the stock. Deutsche Bancorporation Ag owns 133,054 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Toronto Dominion State Bank reported 0% in Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI). Raymond James Assoc invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI). Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale holds 7,497 shares. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Mngmt Limited holds 2,666 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Regions Finance accumulated 2,302 shares or 0% of the stock. Cambridge Rech Advsrs Inc invested 0% of its portfolio in Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI). Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mngmt owns 0% invested in Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) for 561 shares.

Since May 3, 2018, it had 2 buys, and 0 sales for $713,970 activity. Battle W. Patrick had bought 1,330 shares worth $150,170 on Thursday, May 3.

Analysts expect Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) to report $2.54 EPS on October, 3.They anticipate $0.12 EPS change or 4.96 % from last quarter’s $2.42 EPS. AYI’s profit would be $100.98 million giving it 15.66 P/E if the $2.54 EPS is correct. After having $2.23 EPS previously, Acuity Brands, Inc.’s analysts see 13.90 % EPS growth. The stock increased 0.62% or $0.98 during the last trading session, reaching $159.1. About 841,574 shares traded or 29.19% up from the average. Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) has declined 15.04% since September 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 30.66% the S&P500.

Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) Ratings Coverage

Among 7 analysts covering Acuity Brands (NYSE:AYI), 3 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. Acuity Brands had 10 analyst reports since March 22, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, April 4 by Robert W. Baird. On Wednesday, September 12 the stock rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Sell”. On Thursday, July 5 the stock rating was maintained by JMP Securities with “Market Outperform”. The stock of Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) has “Market Outperform” rating given on Thursday, April 5 by JMP Securities. The rating was upgraded by Robert W. Baird on Friday, September 7 to “Outperform”. The stock of Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) has “Sell” rating given on Monday, April 2 by Roth Capital. William Blair downgraded the stock to “Market Perform” rating in Thursday, March 22 report. The stock of Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, April 4 by Cowen & Co. The firm has “Hold” rating by Wells Fargo given on Wednesday, March 28. The firm has “Hold” rating by Wells Fargo given on Thursday, April 5.

Acuity Brands, Inc. designs, produces, and distributes various lighting solutions and services for commercial, institutional, industrial, infrastructure, and residential applications in North America and internationally. The company has market cap of $6.33 billion. The firm offers lighting and controls products and solutions, including recessed, surface, and suspended lighting; down, decorative, emergency and exit, track, daylighting, special-us, street and roadway, parking garage, and underwater lighting; area pedestrian, flood, and decorative site lighting; landscape lighting; occupancy sensors; photo controls; relay panels; architectural dimming panels; and integrated lighting controls systems. It has a 19.88 P/E ratio. 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.

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