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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 -0.55% today. In the last week its performance is -1.68%, and 10.96% for the past quarter. Currently, Acuity Brands, Inc., AYI has a target price of 282.13, so today’s gain of -0.55% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore -0.47%.

Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI), has a market cap of 11337.23, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.90%, and institutional ownership is 97.10%.

At the current price of 258.31, it has a dividend yield of 0.20%, 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 42.15, as well as a forward P/E of 26.51.

With a current EPS of 6.13, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 21.57%,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 46.97%. Since its IPO date on 12/3/2001, the total performance to date is 10.66%.

Volume today for Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI), is 245800, while its average volume is 277.59. Whilst the total gain today was -0.55%, it did have a day high of -8.04%.

Volatility for this week has been at 2.27%, and 1.91% for the month. The 52-week low for Acuity Brands, Inc., AYI has been 53.81%, while the 52-week-high has reached -8.04%.

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 2.16, and the P/S is 3.63, along with a P/B of 7.08. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 33.64.

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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