0.95 is Acuity Brands Inc’s (NYSE:AYI) Big Money Sentiment

May 3, 2018 - By Anthony Rauscher

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“Big money” Positions

In 2017 Q4 Acuity Brands Inc (NYSE:AYI) big money sentiment increased to 0.95, SEC filings reveal. So its up 0.11, from 2017Q3’s 0.84. 159 institutional investors increased or opened new stock positions, while 168 reduced and sold their holdings in Acuity Brands Inc so the sentiment is positive. Funds own 42.13 million shares, up from 41.52 million shares in 2017Q3. Funds holding Acuity Brands Inc in top 10 was flat from 4 to 4 for the same number . 34 Investors Sold All; 134 Reduced Holdings; 102 increased holdings while 57 institutional investors bought holdings.

Significant Acuity Brands Inc Shareholders

As of 2017 Q4 Generation Investment Management Llp has 6.42% invested in Acuity Brands Inc. As of 2017 Q4, 136,251 shares of Acuity Brands Inc are owned by Bronson Point Management Llc. Also, Domini Impact Investments Llc reported 1,497 shares in Acuity Brands Inc equivalent to 5.39% of its US long stock exposure. Jacobson & Schmitt Advisors Llc revealed 29,794 shares position in Acuity Brands Inc. The Louisiana-based fund Villere St Denis J & Co Llc holds 298,876 shares or 3.28% of their US long stock exposure.

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 firm is valued at $4.58 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.13.97 is the 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.

AYI touched $113.02 during the last trading session after $0.85 change.Acuity Brands, Inc. has 1.07M shares volume, 40.25% up from normal. AYI is downtrending and has moved 31.54% since May 3, 2017. The stock underperformed the S&P 500 by 43.09%.

Investors wait Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI)’s quarterly earnings on July, 5., as reported by RTT. earnings per share of $2.02 is 0.49 % down from 2017’s $2.03 EPS. In case of $2.02 earnings per share AYI’s profit could hit $81.93 million. 17.44 % EPS growth is what analysts predict. $1.72 earnings per share was revealed for last quarter.

Schwab Charles Incorporated holds 242,795 shs or 0.03% of its capital. Moreover, Tiverton Asset Management has 0.01% invested in Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI). Ls Investment Advsr Ltd Llc accumulated 2,281 shs. Fdx Advsrs invested in 3,447 shs or 0.02% of the stock. Thornburg Investment Incorporated invested in 84,016 shs. Bnp Paribas Asset Management holds 0.17% of its capital in Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) for 113,708 shs. Smithfield Communication holds 15 shs. Ariel Investments Lc accumulated 0.02% or 8,984 shs. Fisher Asset Mngmt Lc invested 0% of its capital in Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI). Patten Group Incorporated stated it has 99 shs. Lakeview Prns Ltd Liability reported 0.18% of its capital in Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI). Envestnet Asset Incorporated holds 12,852 shs or 0.01% of its capital. Huntington National Bank & Trust reported 246 shs. Vanguard accumulated 4.20 million shs or 0.03% of the stock. Gw Henssler And Assoc Ltd owns 2,001 shs.

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

In total 9 analysts cover Acuity Brands (NYSE:AYI). “Buy” rating has 3, “Sell” are 1, while 5 are “Hold”. (NYSE:AYI) has 33% bullish analysts. 17 are the (NYSE:AYI)’s ratings reports on 3 May 2018 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. On Thursday, April 5 the stock of Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) has “Market Outperform” rating given by JMP Securities. The company rating was downgraded by Williams Capital Group on Wednesday, January 10. In Wednesday, April 4 report Robert W. Baird maintained it with “Hold” rating and $14500 target. On Thursday, January 11 Seaport Global downgraded Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) to “Hold” rating. On Wednesday, December 13 Robert W. Baird maintained Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) with “Hold” rating. In Wednesday, January 10 report Canaccord Genuity maintained the stock with “Buy” rating. On Tuesday, January 9 the company was maintained by Robert W. Baird. On Wednesday, March 28 Wells Fargo maintained Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) rating. Wells Fargo has “Hold” rating and $15700 target. On Friday, March 16 the stock of Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) has “Hold” rating given by Robert W. Baird. On Tuesday, January 9 the firm earned “Hold” rating by Wells Fargo.

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