Acuity Brands Inc (AYI) Buy or Sell Stock Guide

Last updated: Jun 04, '18

The analysis below may be helpful to you if you have any of the following questions about AYI stock:

  • Is AYI a buy or a sell?
  • Should I sell or hold AYI stock today?
  • Is AYI a good buy / a good investment?
  • What are AYI analyst opinions, recommendations, ratings?

Here are AYI stock buy reasons/signals:

1. AYI stock price ($118.59) is close to the 52-week low ($110.22). Perhaps now is a good time to buy?

2. AYI profitability is improving. The YoY profit margin change was 0.34pp.

3. AYI forward P/E ratio is 12.29, and it’s low compared to its industry peers’ P/E ratios.

4. AYI PEG ratio (P/E adjusted for growth) is 1.39, and it’s low compared to its industry peers’ PEG ratios.

5. AYI average analyst rating is Buy.

6. AYI average analyst price target ($147.56) is above its current price ($118.59).

Here are AYI stock sell reasons/signals:

1. AYI quarterly revenue growth was 3.40%, lower than the industry and sector average revenue growth (6.22% and 5.77%, respectively).

2. AYI short share of float is 20.87%. The stock is much more frequently shorted than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock.

3. AYI short interest (days to cover the shorts) ratio is 9.51. The stock garners more short interest than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock.

What are your thoughts on AYI?

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