Acuity Brands, Inc. (AYI) EPS Estimated At $2.06

March 15, 2018 - By Maria Brooks

 Acuity Brands, Inc. (AYI) EPS Estimated At $2.06
Investors sentiment decreased to 0.84 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.01, from 0.85 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 40 investors sold Acuity Brands, Inc. shares while 132 reduced holdings. 38 funds opened positions while 106 raised stakes. 41.52 million shares or 6.20% less from 44.26 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.
Bluecrest Cap Mgmt owns 25,592 shares. Oregon Pub Employees Retirement Fund invested 0.03% in Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI). Essex Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp owns 2,792 shares. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co New York holds 0.02% or 21,148 shares in its portfolio. 1,070 are held by Virtus Inv Advisers Inc. Cambridge accumulated 3,779 shares. Mutual Of America Capital Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.01% in Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) or 4,660 shares. First Trust Advsrs Limited Partnership has invested 0.02% in Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI). Ngam Advsr Lp has 16,038 shares. Franklin Res Incorporated reported 172,661 shares stake. Jpmorgan Chase Co owns 493,590 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Hartford Inv Mngmt holds 9,057 shares. Bnp Paribas Asset has invested 0.05% of its portfolio in Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI). Northwestern Mutual Wealth holds 0% or 21 shares in its portfolio. Texas Permanent School Fund holds 11,665 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio.

Analysts expect Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) to report $2.06 EPS on April, 3.They anticipate $0.41 EPS change or 24.85 % from last quarter’s $1.65 EPS. AYI’s profit would be $86.01M giving it 18.07 P/E if the $2.06 EPS is correct. After having $1.81 EPS previously, Acuity Brands, Inc.’s analysts see 13.81 % EPS growth. The stock decreased 1.47% or $2.22 during the last trading session, reaching $148.87. About 239,996 shares traded. Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) has declined 31.18% since March 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 47.88% the S&P500.

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

Among 21 analysts covering Acuity Brands Inc. (NYSE:AYI), 10 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 48% are positive. Acuity Brands Inc. had 59 analyst reports since August 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Roth Capital on Monday, April 3 with “Sell”. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, January 9 report. The stock of Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) earned “Outperform” rating by Oppenheimer on Thursday, April 7. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Tuesday, October 3 by JMP Securities. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 16 by Canaccord Genuity. As per Tuesday, December 1, the company rating was maintained by Oppenheimer. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Monday, November 23. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Roth Capital given on Thursday, August 25. Canaccord Genuity maintained Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) on Monday, January 11 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Sell” rating by Roth Capital on Thursday, November 9.

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 $6.22 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 20.47 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.

More notable recent Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) news were published by: which released: “Acuity Brands, Inc.: Gozio Health Adds Atrius(TM) IoT Indoor Positioning …” on February 27, 2018, also with their article: “The Klein Law Firm Announces a Class Action Filed on Behalf of Acuity Brands …” published on February 20, 2018, published: “Strategy To YieldBoost Acuity Brands To 20.3% Using Options” on March 13, 2018. More interesting news about Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) were released by: and their article: “Acuity Brands, Inc. to Announce Fiscal 2018 Second Quarter Results on April 4 …” published on March 14, 2018 as well as‘s news article titled: “ACUITY BRANDS NOTICE: Rosen Law Firm Announces Filing of Securities Class …” with publication date: February 13, 2018.

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