$2.02 EPS Expected for Acuity Brands, Inc. (AYI)

June 20, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 1.1 in 2018 Q1. Its up 0.15, from 0.95 in 2017Q4. It improved, as 55 investors sold Acuity Brands, Inc. shares while 107 reduced holdings. 61 funds opened positions while 118 raised stakes. 42.61 million shares or 1.13% more from 42.13 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported.
Federated Pa reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI). Bb&T Corporation reported 4,691 shares. Capital Fund owns 4,770 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Jane Street Gp Limited Liability reported 16,777 shares. Daiwa Secs Group Incorporated accumulated 1,405 shares. Sun Life Financial Inc owns 27 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Mitsubishi Ufj Tru Bk Corp invested 0.02% in Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI). Automobile Association stated it has 28,284 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Ls Investment Advisors Limited Liability Corporation accumulated 0.02% or 2,453 shares. Virtu Fin Ltd Liability Corp reported 0.05% in Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI). Guinness Asset Ltd holds 0.09% or 2,800 shares in its portfolio. Regions Fin Corporation holds 0% or 2,901 shares in its portfolio. Rhumbline Advisers invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI). Citadel Advsrs Lc, a Illinois-based fund reported 84,707 shares. First Quadrant Lp Ca reported 0.02% of its portfolio in Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI).

Since May 3, 2018, it had 2 buys, and 0 selling transactions for $713,970 activity. 5,000 Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) shares with value of $563,800 were bought by DILLARD GEORGE DOUGLAS JR.

Analysts expect Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) to report $2.02 EPS on July, 5.They anticipate $0.01 EPS change or 0.49 % from last quarter’s $2.03 EPS. AYI’s profit would be $81.92 million giving it 14.56 P/E if the $2.02 EPS is correct. After having $1.72 EPS previously, Acuity Brands, Inc.’s analysts see 17.44 % EPS growth. The stock decreased 2.29% or $2.76 during the last trading session, reaching $117.67. About 65,003 shares traded. Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) has declined 28.09% since June 20, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 40.66% the S&P500.

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

Among 9 analysts covering Acuity Brands (NYSE:AYI), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Acuity Brands had 15 analyst reports since January 3, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Monday, April 2 by Roth Capital. The firm has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity given on Wednesday, January 10. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of AYI in report on Tuesday, January 9 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by Seaport Global given on Thursday, January 11. The firm has “Hold” rating by Wells Fargo given on Tuesday, January 9. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy” on Wednesday, April 4. The stock has “Hold” rating by Robert W. Baird on Tuesday, January 9. The stock of Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) earned “Market Outperform” rating by JMP Securities on Thursday, April 5. The stock of Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, March 28 by Wells Fargo. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, March 16 by Robert W. Baird.

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 $4.77 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 14.54 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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