Acuity Brands Inc

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    Earnings Report

    Acuity Brands’ 4Q16 Earnings Dim the Light on Its Stock

    Acuity Brands declared its 4Q16 earnings before the market opened on October 5. The stock closed at $242.99 that day.

    By Shannon Black
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    Earnings Report

    Key Growth Drivers for Acuity Brands in the Medium Term

    Recently, Acuity Brands (AYI) introduced its lighting building automation system—nLight Eclypse—in a bid to increase offerings related to IoT.

    By Shannon Black
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    Earnings Report

    How Does Acuity Brands Compare to Its Peers?

    Acuity Brands is way ahead of its competitors based on gross profit margin, EPS, and current, PE, and PBV ratios.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Has Emerson Ever Returned Excess Returns over Cost of Capital?

    Emerson’s excess returns have varied from 3.3%–10.3% in the 15-year period of 2000–2015. The average excess return from 2011–2015 is 5.4%.

    By Shannon Black
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Mylan: S&P 500’s Top Gainer on October 4

    Mylan, which is one of the leading global pharmaceutical companies in the world, was the S&P 500’s top gainer on October 4.

    By Val Kensington
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    Miscellaneous

    What Happened to Cree?

    On April 25, 2017, Cree (CREE) shares fell more than 11% after the firm announced its fiscal 3Q17 results.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    Analyzing Acuity Brands’ Operating Performance in 4Q16

    Acuity Brands’ (AYI) net sales rose 21.9% YoY (year-over-year) to $925.5 million—compared to Wall Street analysts’ estimates of $946.5 million.

    By Shannon Black
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    Earnings Report

    How Acuity Brands’ Year-to-Date Returns Stack Up

    Among the ratings listed in Bloomberg, seven analysts have “buy” recommendations, and four have “hold” recommendations on Acuity Brands (AYI).

    By Shannon Black
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    Consumer

    What Could Allow AYI to Beat Consensus EPS in Fiscal 4Q16?

    In recent years, Acuity Brands has undertaken a tiered solutions strategy for its products. Its tier 1 and tier 2 solutions focus on individual products and simple controls.

    By Shannon Black
  • Company & Industry Overviews

    How the Healthcare Sector Has Hurt ELGAX Year-to-Date in 2016

    On May 27, 2016, the Columbia Select Large Cap Growth Fund Class A (ELGAX) had fallen by 6.5% YTD (year-to-date) in 2016.

    By David Ashworth
  • Company & Industry Overviews

    Why the Columbia Select Large Cap Growth Fund May Not Fuel Interest

    The Columbia Select Large Cap Growth Fund – Class A (ELGAX) is invested in companies such as Splunk (SPLK), Mercadolibre (MELI), Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), Tesla Motors (TSLA), and Acuity Brands (AYI).

    By David Ashworth
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