Acuity Brands Buy Hold or Sell Recommendation

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USD 139.16  2.40  1.75%

Considering 30-days investment horizon, and your above average risk tolerance our recommendation regarding Acuity Brands is 'Strong Hold'. Macroaxis provides Acuity Brands buy hold or sell recommendation only in the context of selected investment horizon and investor attitude towards risk assumed by holding AYI positions. The advice algorithm takes into account all of Acuity Brands available fundamental, technical, and predictive indicators you will find on this site. The advice is provided from AYI buy-and-hold prospective. Check also Acuity Brands Analyst Recommendation to compare Macroaxis Buy or Sell Recommendation with the current analyst consensus. To check ratings for muliple equity instruments please use Instant Ratings tool.

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For the selected time horizon Acuity Brands has a risk adjusted performance of 0.0469, jensen alpha of 0.0433, total risk alpha of 0.0164, sortino ratio of 0.0229 and treynor ratio of 0.0612
Macroaxis provides buy, hold, or sell suggestion on Acuity Brands to complement and cross-verify current analyst consensus on Acuity Brands. Our buy, hold, or sell recommendation engine determines the organization potential to grow exclusively from the prospective of investors current risk tolerance and investing horizon. To make sure Acuity Brands is not overpriced, please confirm all Acuity Brands fundamentals including its Revenue, Cash Flow from Operations, Current Asset, as well as the relationship between Cash per Share and Beta . Given that Acuity Brands has Price to Earning of 15.09X, we suggest you validate Acuity Brands market performance and probability of bankruptcy to make sure the company can sustain itself in the current economic cycle given your prevailing risk tolerance and investing horizon.

Acuity Brands Trading Alerts and Improvement Suggestions

Over 97.0% of the company shares are held by institutions such as insurance companies
Latest headline from Vernon Nagel: Exercise or conversion by Vernon Nagel of 11756 shares of Acuity Brands subject to Rule 16b-3

Acuity Brands current analysts recommendations

Target Median Price152.50
Target Mean Price148.70
Recommendation Mean2.20
Target High Price195.00
Number Of Analyst Opinions10
Target Low Price95.00

Acuity Brands Returns Distribution Density

Mean Return0.09Value At Risk3.32
Potential Upside3.49Standard Deviation2.03
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Acuity Brands Greeks

Alpha over DOW
Beta against DOW=1.38
Overall volatility
Information ratio =0.0268

Acuity Brands Volatility Alert

Acuity Brands currently demonstrates below average downside deviation of 2.38. It has Information Ratio of 0.03 and Jensen Alpha of 0.04. However, we do advice investors to further question Acuity Brands expected returns to make sure all indicators are consistent with the current outlook about its relatively low value at risk.
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Acuity Brands Fundamental Vs Peers

FundamentalsAcuity BrandsPeer Average
Return On Equity19.65% (0.31)%
Return On Asset9.82% (0.14)%
Profit Margin9.02% (1.27)%
Operating Margin14.73% (5.51)%
Current Valuation4.99B16.62B
Shares Outstanding39.9M571.82M
Shares Owned by Insiders1.15% 10.09%
Shares Owned by Institutions97.27% 39.21%
Number of Shares Shorted2.01M4.71M
Price to Earning15.09X28.72X
Price to Book2.69X9.51X
Price to Sales1.35X11.42X
Gross Profit1.49B27.38B
Net Income342.5M570.98M
Cash and Equivalents333.7M2.7B
Cash per Share8.45X5.01X
Total Debt356.6M5.32B
Debt to Equity18.90% 48.70%
Current Ratio2.19X2.16X
Book Value Per Share47.99X1.93K
Cash Flow from Operations256.28M971.22M
Short Ratio6.81X4.00X
Earnings Per Share8.56X3.12X
Price to Earnings To Growth1.55X4.89X
Number of Employees13K18.84K
Market Capitalization5.14B19.03B
Total Asset2.95B29.47B
Retained Earnings385.3M9.33B
Working Capital650.4M1.48B
Current Asset1.32B9.34B
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