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

March 21, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

 EPS for Acuity Brands, Inc. (AYI) Expected At $2.06
Investors sentiment decreased to 0.84 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.01, from 0.85 in 2017Q2. It is negative, 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.
Apg Asset Nv owns 30,023 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. State Street reported 1.90 million shares. Stevens Capital Lp reported 0.22% in Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI). Proshare Advsrs Limited Com reported 6,203 shares stake. Employees Retirement Of Texas reported 1,800 shares or 0% of all its holdings. 15,844 were reported by Envestnet Asset Mngmt. Boston Private Wealth Ltd Liability Corporation accumulated 7,597 shares. Bluecrest Capital Management Ltd invested in 0.18% or 25,592 shares. Forte Limited Co Adv holds 0.29% in Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) or 5,251 shares. Walleye Trading Limited Co invested in 2,199 shares. 224,971 were accumulated by Guggenheim Cap Limited Co. Lpl Financial Ltd Liability reported 2,750 shares. Glg Ltd Co has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI). Brown Advisory Secs Ltd Liability owns 1,505 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. Svcs Automobile Association reported 13,841 shares.

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 $86.01 million giving it 17.98 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 increased 0.99% or $1.45 during the last trading session, reaching $148.18. About 200,443 shares traded. Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) has declined 31.18% since March 21, 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 60 analyst reports since August 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Robert W. Baird downgraded Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) rating on Tuesday, December 20. Robert W. Baird has “Neutral” rating and $265 target. The firm has “Hold” rating by Wells Fargo given on Tuesday, January 9. Canaccord Genuity initiated Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) on Friday, September 23 with “Buy” rating. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of AYI in report on Wednesday, December 13 with “Hold” rating. The rating was downgraded by Robert W. Baird to “Neutral” on Tuesday, September 19. The firm has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity given on Wednesday, April 5. The company was downgraded on Friday, September 15 by Wells Fargo. Robert W. Baird upgraded Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) on Tuesday, January 10 to “Outperform” rating. As per Tuesday, January 9, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray on Saturday, August 22 with “Overweight”.

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 $6.19 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 20.37 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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