How Analysts Feel About Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI)?

April 16, 2018 - By Clifton Ray

Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 0.95 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.11, from 0.84 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 34 investors sold Acuity Brands, Inc. shares while 134 reduced holdings. 57 funds opened positions while 102 raised stakes. 42.13 million shares or 1.49% more from 41.52 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
Tiverton Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Company reported 669 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Generation Inv Mgmt Ltd Liability Partnership invested in 3.77 million shares or 6.42% of the stock. The New York-based Citigroup has invested 0% in Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI). Tarbox Family Office accumulated 3 shares. Geode Mgmt Limited Liability stated it has 0.03% in Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI). California State Teachers Retirement Systems stated it has 70,795 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Jabre Capital Ptnrs has 0.05% invested in Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI). Marco Management Ltd Liability Corporation invested in 0.39% or 14,505 shares. Cim Inv Mangement Incorporated owns 5,782 shares for 0.35% of their portfolio. 111,399 were accumulated by Citadel Advisors Llc. Captrust Financial Advsr invested 0% of its portfolio in Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI). Amica Mutual Insurance Com holds 11,049 shares. Manufacturers Life Insurance The reported 38,261 shares. Stratos Wealth Prtnrs Limited owns 100 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Louisiana State Employees Retirement Sys holds 2,600 shares.

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 17 analyst reports since November 9, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, January 9 report. Wells Fargo maintained Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) rating on Thursday, April 5. Wells Fargo has “Hold” rating and $14000 target. The stock has “Sell” rating by Roth Capital on Thursday, November 9. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, December 13 by Robert W. Baird. The company was maintained on Monday, April 2 by Roth Capital. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, April 4 by Robert W. Baird. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Thursday, March 22 by William Blair. On Wednesday, April 4 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy”. The company was upgraded on Thursday, April 5 by JMP Securities. Seaport Global downgraded the shares of AYI in report on Thursday, January 11 to “Hold” rating. Below is a list of Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) latest ratings and price target changes.

05/04/2018 Broker: Wells Fargo Rating: Hold New Target: $140.0000 Maintain
04/04/2018 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Hold New Target: $145.0000 Maintain
04/04/2018 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Buy New Target: $190.0000 Maintain
05/04/2018 Broker: JMP Securities Old Rating: Market Perform New Rating: Market Outperform Upgrade
02/04/2018 Broker: Roth Capital Rating: Sell New Target: $105.0000 Maintain
28/03/2018 Broker: Wells Fargo Rating: Hold New Target: $157.0000 Maintain
22/03/2018 Broker: William Blair Old Rating: Outperform New Rating: Market Perform Downgrade
16/03/2018 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Hold New Target: $168.0 Maintain
11/01/2018 Broker: Seaport Global Rating: Hold Downgrade
10/01/2018 Broker: Canaccord Genuity Rating: Buy New Target: $195.0 Maintain

The stock increased 0.06% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $130.75. About 164,354 shares traded. Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) has declined 31.54% since April 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 43.09% the S&P500.

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 $5.30 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 16.16 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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