Dividend Growth of Acuity Brands Inc(AYI)

Acuity Brands Inc(AYI) is having a Dividend Yield of 0.24% with the Annual cash Dividend per share of $0.52. The last quarter cash dividend per share pay out was $0.13. Acuity Brands Inc has a 5 year average dividend yield of 0.48% and the stock has a Indicated annual dividend of $0.52. Acuity Brands Inc(AYI) formally announced its most recent dividend on January 6, 2017 with a Dividend per share of $0.13. The new indicated annual dividend based on announced dividend per share is $0.52. The dividend yield based on the forward looking indicated annual dividend is 0.24%. Acuity Brands Inc(AYI) has the most recent dividend payout ratio of 0.07 with a 5-year average payout ratio of 0.13.

Acuity Brands Inc (NYSE:AYI) rose 0.93% or 2.01 points on Thursday and made its way into the gainers of the day. After trading began at $216.06 the stock was seen hitting $218.7 as a peak level and $216.06 as the lowest level. The stock ended up at $218.49. The daily volume was measured at 785,491 shares. The 52-week high of the share price is $280.89 and the 52-week low is $181.01. The company has a market cap of $9,634 million. Shares of Acuity Brands, Inc. rose by 2.98% in the last five trading days and 5.99% for the last 4 weeks. Acuity Brands, Inc. has dropped 15.47% during the last 3-month period . Year-to-Date the stock performance stands at -5.3%.

Currently the company Insiders own 1.4% of Acuity Brands Inc shares according to the proxy statements. In the past twelve weeks, the net percent change held by company insiders has changed by -45.7% . Institutional Investors own 91.28% of Acuity Brands Inc shares. During last six month period, the net percent change held by insiders has seen a change of -10.91%. Company has reported several Insider transactions to the SEC, on Feb 9, 2017, Ray M Robinson (director) sold 1,100 shares at 206.19 per share price.On Nov 10, 2016, Mark A Black (EVP) sold 14,306 shares at 243.05 per share price.On Jul 12, 2016, Vernon J Nagel (Chairman, President, and CEO) sold 65,060 shares at 268.30 per share price.

Several Stock Research Financial Advisors from Investment Banking firms have advised their client and investors on the stock.Acuity Brands was Downgraded by ROTH Capital to Sell on Jan 27, 2017. Acuity Brands was Upgraded by Robert W. Baird on Jan 10, 2017 to Outperform, Lowers Price Target to $ 242 from a previous price target of $265 .Acuity Brands was Upgraded by CLSA to Buy on Jan 10, 2017. Acuity Brands was Downgraded by Robert W. Baird on Dec 20, 2016 to Neutral, Lowers Price Target to $ 265 from a previous price target of $272 .Acuity Brands was Initiated by JMP Securities on Dec 8, 2016 to Mkt Underperform, Price Target of the shares are set at $200.

Acuity Brands Last issued its quarterly earnings results on Jan 9, 2017. The company reported $2.00 EPS for the quarter, missing the analyst consensus estimate by $ -0.18. Analyst had a consensus of $2.18. The company had revenue of $851.20 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $896.92 million. The companys revenue was up 15.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.65 EPS.

Acuity Brands, Inc. is comprised of the Acuity Lighting Group and Acuity Specialty Products. The Acuity Lighting Group is the worlds largest lighting fixture manufacturer and includes brands such as Lithonia Lighting, Holophane, Peerless, and Hydrel. Acuity Specialty Products is a leading provider of specialty chemicals and includes brands such as Zep, Enforcer, and Selig.

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