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How has Acuity Brands, Inc.:(NYSE:AYI) performed recently?

Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 11565.44. It is in the Diversified Electronics industry and sector Technology, with a current P/E of 43.03, a forward P/E of 27.08 and EPS of 6.13. At a stock price of 266.38 (1.02%) it has a dividend yield of 0.20%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been 23.20%, more recently this last year it has grown by 25.80%. The next year growth is going to be about 21.56% and more long-term 19.50% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 14.00%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 10.70% and sales growth quarter over quarter is 24.50%.

For performance, Acuity Brands, Inc. the past week has seen a gain of -1.57%. For the last month performance for Acuity Brands, Inc. is 6.62%. While the last quarter is 2.15% and half year, 29.99%. Finally for the year, performance is 36.31%.

The 52-week high for Acuity Brands, Inc., is at -1.65%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 58.61%. The 20-day simple moving average is 5.41% and 17.68% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.88%, and for the month it is 2.34%. Acuity Brands, Inc., has a target price of 284.67.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.22, and for total debt/equity Acuity Brands, Inc. has 0.22. The gross margin is 43.40%, while operating margin is 14.50%, the profit margin is 8.60%. The current ratio is 2 and the quick ratio is 1.5.

Insider ownership is at 0.90%, with instituitional ownership at 97.60%. Acuity Brands, Inc. has a payout ratio of 8.40%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 43.86. The shares float is 43.41, with the float short at 4.34%, with short ratio coming to 3.66.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see Acuity Brands, Inc., get 10.40%, with its returns on investment at 14.90%. Return on equity is 18.20%. So will the investors see the target price of 284.67, reached soon?

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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