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

June 20, 2018 - By Duane Lopez

Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 1.1 in 2018 Q1. Its up 0.15, from 0.95 in 2017Q4. It increased, 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.
Virtu Financial Limited Com owns 6,678 shares or 0.05% of their US portfolio. Generation Mgmt Llp has invested 5.18% in Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI). Wells Fargo And Co Mn stated it has 0.04% of its portfolio in Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI). Financial Bank Of Mellon invested in 0.01% or 371,626 shares. 14 are held by Farmers Merchants Invs Inc. Srb holds 0.02% or 1,395 shares in its portfolio. Parametric Associates Limited Liability Corporation owns 0.01% invested in Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) for 86,216 shares. Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc holds 0% or 10 shares in its portfolio. Fmr Ltd Liability Corp invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI). Ohio-based Fifth Third Bank & Trust has invested 0% in Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI). Ubs Asset Management Americas holds 150,799 shares. Engineers Gate Manager Lp accumulated 23,703 shares. Sei Invests invested in 0% or 1,660 shares. Pub Sector Pension Board reported 0.01% stake. Moreover, California State Teachers Retirement has 0.02% invested in Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI).

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

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 stock of Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) has “Sell” rating given on Monday, April 2 by Roth Capital. The rating was downgraded by Seaport Global to “Hold” on Thursday, January 11. As per Wednesday, March 28, the company rating was maintained by Wells Fargo. The stock has “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co on Wednesday, April 4. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, January 9 report. The firm has “Hold” rating by Wells Fargo given on Tuesday, January 9. Williams Capital Group downgraded the shares of AYI in report on Wednesday, January 10 to “Hold” rating. As per Wednesday, January 10, the company rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity. As per Thursday, March 22, the company rating was downgraded by William Blair. JMP Securities upgraded the shares of AYI in report on Thursday, April 5 to “Market Outperform” rating.

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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