Acuity Story

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AYI -- USA Stock  

USD 117.98  0.11  0.09%

17% of stocks are less volatile than Acuity, and above 93% of all equities are expected to generate higher returns over the next 90 days. While some risk-loving traders are indifferent towards current market volatility, it is reasonable to concentrate on the risk of investing in Acuity Brands. What exactly are Acuity Brands shareholders getting in November?
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What is November outlook for Acuity Brands (NYSE:AYI) given current volatility levels?
Acuity Brands has roughly 520.6 M in cash with 561 M of positive cash flow from operations. This results in cash-per-share (CPS) ratio of 13.27.
Volatility is a rate at which the price of Acuity Brands or any other equity instrument increases or decreases for a given set of returns. It is measured by calculating the standard deviation of the annualized returns over a given period of time and shows the range to which the price of Acuity Brands may increase or decrease. In other words, similar to Acuity's beta indicator, it measures the risk of Acuity Brands and helps estimate the fluctuations that may happen in a short period of time. So if prices of Acuity Brands fluctuate rapidly in a short time span, it is termed to have high volatility, and if it swings slowly in a more extended period, it is understood to have low volatility. Please read more on our technical analysis page.

How important is Acuity Brands's Liquidity

Acuity Brands financial leverage refers to using borrowed capital as a funding source to finance Acuity Brands ongoing operations. It is usually used to expand the firm's asset base and generate returns on borrowed capital. Acuity Brands financial leverage is typically calculated by taking the company's all interest-bearing debt and dividing it by total capital. So the higher the debt-to-capital ratio (i.e., financial leverage), the riskier the company. Please check the breakdown between Acuity Brands's total debt and its cash.

What do experts say?

Stock analysis is a method for investors and traders to make buying and selling decisions. By studying and evaluating past and current data, investors and traders attempt to gain an edge in the markets by making informed decisions. It is good to see analyst projects for Acuity Brands, but it might be worth checking our own buy vs. sell analysis

Acuity Brands Volatility Drivers

Acuity Brands unsystematic risk is unique to Acuity Brands and usually not directly affected by the market or economic environment. An example of unsystematic risk is the possibility of poor earnings or a layoff due to coronavirus. One may mitigate nonsystematic risk by buying different securities in the same industry or by buying in different sectors. For example, if you have a position in Acuity Brands you can also buy Bloom Energy. You can also mitigate this risk by investing in the electrical equipment & parts sector as well as in companies having nothing to do with it. This type of risk is also called diversifiable risk and can be understood from analyzing Acuity Brands important indicators over time. Here we run a correlation analysis between relevant fundamental ratios over at least ten year period to find a relationship in the way they react to changes in Acuity Brands income statement and balance sheet. Here are more details about Acuity volatility.
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