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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 1.79% today. In the last week its performance is 2.72%, and -7.92% for the past quarter. Currently, Acuity Brands, Inc., AYI has a target price of 279.44, so today’s gain of 1.79% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 1.28%.

Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI), has a market cap of 10771.18, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.90%, and institutional ownership is 96.90%.

At the current price of 246.48, it has a dividend yield of 0.21%, and its target price is 279.44. This is with a profit margin of *TBA, and total debt/equity of 0.21. Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) has a P/E of 37.18, as well as a forward P/E of 21.41.

With a current EPS of 6.63, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 21.24%,Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at 23.58%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 19.50%.

Performance for the year is 22.63%. Since its IPO date on 12/3/2001, the total performance to date is 5.65%.

Volume today for Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI), is 360000, while its average volume is 321.13. Whilst the total gain today was 1.79%, it did have a day high of -12.20%.

Volatility for this week has been at 2.07%, and 2.52% for the month. The 52-week low for Acuity Brands, Inc., AYI has been 45.71%, while the 52-week-high has reached -12.20%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is *TBA, and its return on assets is *TBA. Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) has an operating margin of *TBA. With a sales growth of 21.90% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Acuity Brands, Inc., AYI is in the sector Technology, its long-term debt/equity is 0.21, 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 1.91, and the P/S is 3.27, along with a P/B of 6.49. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 26.07.

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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