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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 1.61% today. In the last week its performance is 1.87%, and 5.79% for the past quarter. Currently, Acuity Brands, Inc., AYI has a target price of 284.78, so today’s gain of 1.61% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.93%.

Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI), has a market cap of 11510.1, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.90%, and institutional ownership is 97.20%.

At the current price of 264.6, it has a dividend yield of 0.20%, and its target price is 284.78. 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 43.18, as well as a forward P/E of 27.13.

With a current EPS of 6.13, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 21.70%,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 51.28%. Since its IPO date on 12/3/2001, the total performance to date is 13.36%.

Volume today for Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI), is 450300, while its average volume is 255.39. Whilst the total gain today was 1.61%, it did have a day high of -5.80%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.83%, and 1.97% for the month. The 52-week low for Acuity Brands, Inc., AYI has been 56.34%, while the 52-week-high has reached -5.80%.

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 2.21, and the P/S is 3.68, along with a P/B of 7.25. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 34.15.

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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