Robert W. Baird Reaffirms Hold Rating for Acuity Brands (AYI)

Sunday, 14 Jan, 2018

The number of shares now owned by investors are 41.9 mln. Hugh Johnson Advisors Llc who had been investing in Dte Energy Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $18.67B market cap company.

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Rosenblum Silverman Sutton S F Inc decreased Acuity Brands Inc.

The consensus recommendation - averaging the work of 10 analysts - of 3.1 for Fulton Financial Corporation (FULT) points to bearish case. With 432,900 shares average volume, it will take short sellers 13 days to cover their AYI's short positions. Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) has declined 31.18% since January 13, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 47.88% the S&P500. The Thompson Investment Management Inc holds 21,098 shares with $5.36 million value, down from 30,500 last quarter.

Analysts await Copa Holdings, S.A. (NYSE:CPA) to report earnings on February, 21. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.21, a quick ratio of 1.53 and a current ratio of 2.07. CPA's profit will be $97.56M for 15.20 P/E if the $2.32 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.72 actual earnings per share reported by The Boeing Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 5.51% EPS growth.

In an overview of the current analyst recommendations, Buy count is 1 and Overweight is 1 while the number of analysts recommending Sell and Underweight are 4 and 1, respectively. Therefore 50% are positive. Dte Energy Company had 22 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, November 21 by J.P. Morgan. Of the 16 analysts surveyed by Reuters that track AYI 9 of them rate its stock a hold. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Monday, August 28 by Jefferies. The firm has "Buy" rating by Jefferies given on Monday, October 16. The firm has "Buy" rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Monday, January 11. Deutsche Bank downgraded the shares of CPA in report on Wednesday, April 20 to "Sell" rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.84 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.10, from 1.06 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 40 investors sold AYI shares while 132 reduced holdings. 38 funds opened positions while 106 raised stakes.

Equities research analysts expect Acuity Brands, Inc. The institutional investor held 5,386 shares of the central company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $578,000, up from 2,537 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Eaton Vance Mgmt has invested 0.01% in Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) for 27,197 shares. BlackRock Inc. increased its position in Acuity Brands by 12.8% during the second quarter. Standard Life Investments LTD increased its position in Acuity Brands by 24.9% during the second quarter. (NYSE:AYI). Croft has 0.06% invested in Acuity Brands, Inc. Advisory Net Limited Com has 0.05% invested in Acuity Brands, Inc.

Shares of Acuity Brands Inc (NYSE:AYI) traded up 1.19% during trading on Wednesday, reaching $209.14.

NYSE:AYI) shares were trading higher by 0.54 percent ($0.86) at $159.85 a piece in Thursday's session. Bnp Paribas Asset stated it has 37,721 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. Cetera Advisors Lc holds 2,243 shares. Atria Invests Limited has 2,088 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio.

More notable recent Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI). Thrivent For Lutherans has invested 0% in Acuity Brands, Inc. The other 7, though not evenly; between analysts who think you should buy Acuity Brands, Inc. versus those who think you should sell it. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 48% are positive. Seaport Global Securities reiterated a "buy" rating and issued a $200.00 price objective (down previously from $225.00) on shares of Acuity Brands in a research note on Friday, October 6th. The stock of Acuity Brands, Inc. Canaccord Genuity maintained it with "Buy" rating and $215.0 target in Wednesday, August 16 report. The ex-dividend date is Friday, January 19th. As per Sunday, June 25, the company rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity. Robert W. Baird downgraded shares of Acuity Brands from an "outperform" rating to a "neutral" rating and decreased their price target for the stock from $272.00 to $265.00 in a research note on Tuesday, December 20th. (NYSE:AYI) earned "Neutral" rating by Guggenheim on Tuesday, April 11. 411.79 million shares or 1.95% less from 419.99 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. TH Capital initiated the stock with "Neutral" rating in Thursday, August 25 report.

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