Understanding Basic Stock Data: Acuity Brands, Inc. (AYI)

In the past 52-week period, shares of Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) have moved within the range of $153.28 to $225.36. On the stock’s most recent trading day, the company’s shares ended the regular session at $159.85, which is 29.07% lower than its 52-week high.

Acuity Brands, Inc. (AYI) has demonstrated a 20-day simple moving average (SMA) of -7.61%, and a 50-day SMA of -4.87%. This public company’s current market capitalization stands at $6.70 billion.

Analyzing Consensus Estimates, Sales Revenue and Net Income

Checking the amount of enthusiasm that Wall Street analysts hold for a particular stock is crucial when thinking about entering a position. According to the latest data, the consensus recommendation for Acuity Brands, Inc. (AYI) is Outperform.

Public companies normally post earnings and revenue results that fall somewhat above or below the average Wall Street estimate. In the most recent quarterly financial report, for the quarter ending Nov. 2017, Acuity Brands, Inc. (AYI) delivered a 3.68% surprise with its net revenue. Sales reached $0.84 billion during the three-month period, compared to the average analyst estimate of $0.87 billion.

Meanwhile, during the same quarter Acuity Brands, Inc. (AYI) delivered a 7.41% earnings surprise. Net earnings for the quarter were posted at $1.94 per share, whereas Wall Street had forecast $2.10 per share.

Ownership at Acuity Brands, Inc. (AYI), According to Most Recent SEC Filings

A publicly-traded organization’s latest 13F filings tell us important details about its institutional ownership. Acuity Brands, Inc. (AYI) has 0 billion shares outstanding currently, 111.37% of which belong to institutional investors. Those institutional holdings amount to $7.47 billion.

Additionally, according to the most recent 13F filing from Acuity Brands, Inc. (AYI), there were 33 new positions totaling 1,708,513 shares of the company’s stock. There were 59 sold out positions, on the other hand, totaling 438,824 shares.

Short, Medium and Long Term Indicators

Assessing the average trade volume of a public company’s stock in the short, medium and long term is helpful to gain an understanding of trading activity and investor sentiment. Acuity Brands, Inc. (AYI) has had a 20-day average volume of 962,905 shares, with an average of 40% of short term indicators pointed at Sell.

The stock’s 50-day average volume has been 690,448 shares, with an average of 50% of medium term indicators pointing toward Sell. Finally, its 100-day average volume is 666,344 shares with 67% of long-term indicators pointing to Sell.