Acuity Brands Inc
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.
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.
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.
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%.
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.
What Happened to Cree?
On April 25, 2017, Cree (CREE) shares fell more than 11% after the firm announced its fiscal 3Q17 results.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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).