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Today’s Top Gainers in the Market Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) from Technology

Today’s top gainers include the company Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) which is in the industry Diversified Electronics, gaining -0.03% today. In the last week its performance is 0.34%, and 8.76% for the past quarter. Currently, Acuity Brands, Inc., AYI has a target price of 282.13, so today’s gain of -0.03% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.65%.

Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI), has a market cap of 12028.6, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.90%, and institutional ownership is 96.90%.

At the current price of 274, it has a dividend yield of 0.19%, and its target price is 282.13. This is with a profit margin of 8.60%, and total debt/equity of 0.22. Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) has a P/E of 44.71, as well as a forward P/E of 28.12.

With a current EPS of 6.13, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 21.71%,Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at 23.20%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 19.50%.

Performance for the year is 40.15%. Since its IPO date on 12/3/2001, the total performance to date is 17.39%.

Volume today for Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI), is 252300, while its average volume is 286.2. Whilst the total gain today was -0.03%, it did have a day high of -2.45%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.46%, and 1.39% for the month. The 52-week low for Acuity Brands, Inc., AYI has been 63.15%, while the 52-week-high has reached -2.45%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 14.90%, and its return on assets is 10.40%. Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) has an operating margin of 14.50%. With a sales growth of 24.50% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Acuity Brands, Inc., AYI is in the sector Technology, its long-term debt/equity is 0.22, and has a current ratio of 2 and 1.5 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of Acuity Brands, Inc.? Well its PEG is 2.29, and the P/S is 3.85, along with a P/B of 7.51. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 35.69.

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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