Trader Alert: Unusual Volume Spotted in Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI)

Trader Alert: Unusual Volume Spotted in Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI)

It dropped, as 40 investors sold AYI shares while 132 reduced holdings.

Receive Acuity Brands Inc News & Ratings Via Email - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Acuity Brands Inc with's FREE daily email newsletter. Moreover, Punch & Associates Investment Management Inc. has 0.71% invested in the company for 1.02 million shares. Including today's unusual volume, Acuity Brands, Inc.'s stock is performing at 5.53% on the year.

Robert Rodriguez increased its stake in Allstate Corp (ALL) by 28.9% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. First Citizens Bank & Trust Co bought 15,664 shares as the company's stock rose 4.59% with the market.

Net income in the year plunged 18.9% to $6 million or 42 cents per diluted share from $7.4 million or 52 cents in the same quarter last year.

They expect $1.97 EPS, up 4.57% or $0.09 from last year's $1.88 per share. James River Group Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ:JRVR) has risen 33.65% since January 9, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.95% the S&P500. It is down 0.00% since January 7, 2017 and is. Its down 0.01, from 0.85 in 2017Q2. (NYSE:AYI) for 87,824 shares.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in AYI. The Villere St Denis J & Co Llc holds 365,438 shares with $62.59M value, down from 368,008 last quarter. Karpus Management Inc. owns 2.09 million shares or 0.85% of their U.S. portfolio. Roth Capital set a $130.00 price objective on Acuity Brands and gave the stock a "sell" rating in a research report on Thursday, October 5th. (NYSE:AYI). Texas Permanent School Fund reported 11,665 shares. Mitsubishi Ufj holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI). Jacobson & Schmitt Advsr Limited Liability Company invested in 16,615 shares or 1.89% of the stock. 493,590 are owned by Jpmorgan Chase & Communication. Strs Ohio accumulated 619 shares. Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale holds 0.01% or 5,686 shares in its portfolio. The Illinois-based Balyasny Asset has invested 0% in Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI)'s stock about -13.92% from the 50-day high and 3.84% away from the 50-day low.

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Net income in the quarter soared to $12.8 million or 43 cents per diluted share from $1.1 million or 4 cents in the same quarter previous year.

TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: "Acuity Brands, Inc". Therefore 57% are positive. The stock of Acuity Brands, Inc. Credit Agricole initiated the stock with "Buy" rating in Thursday, February 25 report. Canaccord Genuity has "Buy" rating and $268 target. (NYSE:AYI) rating on Friday, September 22. Oppenheimer maintained the shares of AYI in report on Friday, February 12 with "Outperform" rating. Piper Jaffray maintained the stock with "Overweight" rating in Monday, November 23 report. (NYSE:AYI) earned "Buy" rating by Cowen & Co on Friday, September 1. The rating was initiated by Guggenheim on Tuesday, April 11 with "Neutral".

Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc (SCHN) slumped 4.3% or $1.60 to $36.05 after the scrap metal recycler reported revenues in the first-quarter ending in November jumped 45% from a year ago to $483 million.

Lmr Partners Llp decreased Cooper Cos Inc/The (NYSE:COO) stake by 3,952 shares to 3,975 valued at $942,000 in 2017Q3.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 1 insider purchase, and 0 selling transactions for $5,271 activity. Lees Susan L sold $1.16M worth of stock or 12,288 shares. (NYSE:AYI) for 14,505 shares. Adage Ptnrs Group Ltd Liability invested in 0.05% or 119,254 shares. It increased, as 44 investors sold ALL shares while 300 reduced holdings. Qcm Cayman Limited accumulated 1,404 shares. 1607 Capital Partners Llc who had been investing in Hancock John Income Secs Tr for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $174.47 million market cap company. Winslow Evans & Crocker invested in 540 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Whittier Trust Co invested in 388 shares. Maverick Ltd has invested 0.03% in The Allstate Corporation (NYSE:ALL). Rr Prtn Ltd Partnership holds 1.45M shares or 9.1% of its portfolio.

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