Published: Fri, January 12, 2018
Business | By Tara Barton

Acuity Brands (AYI) Given Hold Rating at Robert W. Baird

Acuity Brands (AYI) Given Hold Rating at Robert W. Baird

A total of 1.44 million shares exchanged at hands and its average trading volume is standing at 0.58 million shares.

Analysts await Acuity Brands Inc (NASDAQ:AYI) to report earnings on Jan, 09 for the fiscal quarter ending Nov 2017. It has underperformed by 47.88% the S&P500. (AYI) by 52.11% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Roth Capital set a $130.00 price target on shares of Acuity Brands and gave the stock a sell rating in a research note on Thursday, October 5th. Company insiders own 1.50% of the company's stock. Southwest Airls Co now has $37.38 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.06% or $1.07 during the last trading session, reaching $101.87. The Allstate Corporation (NYSE:ALL) has risen 25.87% since January 7, 2017 and is uptrending. (NASDAQ:CREE) has "Outperform" rating given on Thursday, February 4 by Northland Capital.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.91 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.01, from 0.85 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 100 investors sold FL shares while 131 reduced holdings. 62 funds opened positions while 314 raised stakes. 356.10 million shares or 3.23% more from 344.96 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Millennium Management Lc holds 180,422 shares. 2,577 are held by Alps Advsrs Incorporated. Analysts, on average, seem bearish as they suggest AYI is worth $-0.23 less, giving a target price of $185.5 a share. Blb&B Advisors has invested 0.05% in Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO). Winslow Evans & Crocker invested in 540 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Td Asset Mgmt Inc holds 0.12% or 446,529 shares. Japan-based Fukoku Mutual Life Ins Co has invested 0.02% in Southwest Airlines Co. Its down 0.01, from 0.85 in 2017Q2. Pinebridge Invests LP has 73,719 shares. Yorktown Mgmt And invested in 17,000 shares or 0.25% of the stock. Creative Planning holds 102,747 shares or 0.09% of its portfolio.

Since October 17, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 insider sales for $2.23 million activity. On Monday, April 3 the stock rating was maintained by Roth Capital with "Sell". The typical day in the last one month has seen about a 2.83% volatility. As per Friday, August 18, the company rating was downgraded by J.P. Morgan. Netflix had 204 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Tuesday, January 10 the stock rating was upgraded by Robert W. Baird to "Outperform". The stock has "Buy" rating by DA Davidson on Wednesday, September 30. Topeka Capital Markets maintained Netflix, Inc. The firm has "Market Perform" rating given on Wednesday, April 6 by Cowen & Co. As per Monday, December 4, the company rating was downgraded by Standpoint Research.

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Moreover, Bard Associates Inc has 0.61% invested in the company for 348,872 shares. It worsened, as 81 investors sold GIS shares while 366 reduced holdings. 115 funds opened positions while 233 raised stakes. Ahl Limited Liability Partnership invested 0.06% in Cree, Inc. (NYSE:AYI). American Century has invested 0.14% of its portfolio in Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI). State Of Wisconsin Inv Board, a Wisconsin-based fund reported 121,895 shares. Ing Groep Nv holds 1,338 shares. (NYSE:AYI) for 475,022 shares. Green Square Cap Llc reported 0.06% stake. (NYSE:AYI) earned "Hold" rating by Wells Fargo on Friday, September 15. United Automobile Association accumulated 13,841 shares. Acuity Brands earned a media sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern's scale. Credit Suisse Ag invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Acuity Brands, Inc. Hayek Kallen Mngmt holds 0.14% of its portfolio in Acuity Brands, Inc.

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Past 5 years growth of AYI observed at 22.20%, and for the next five years the analysts that follow this company is expecting its growth at 10.00%. Therefore 57% are positive. According to today's trading volume Acuity Brands, Inc.is ABOVE its 20-Day Avg. volume with the stock showing ABOVE Abnormal volume in the past 150 days. (NASDAQ:NFLX) has "Hold" rating given on Monday, September 11 by BMO Capital Markets. As per Thursday, August 24, the company rating was maintained by Oppenheimer. Acuity Brands's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 7.14%. The firm has "Buy" rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Monday, January 11. The company was maintained on Tuesday, December 1 by Oppenheimer. The firm has "Neutral" rating by TH Capital given on Thursday, August 25. (NYSE:AYI). Bath Savings Trust reported 2,910 shares. Canaccord Genuity raised shares of Acuity Brands from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and reduced their price objective for the company from $305.00 to $286.00 in a research report on Thursday, October 6th. The hedge fund run by Robert Rodriguez held 69,867 shares of the property-casualty insurers company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $6.42 million, up from 54,203 at the end of the previous reported quarter. It also upped Mb Financial Inc New (NASDAQ:MBFI) stake by 6,799 shares and now owns 41,609 shares.

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