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Acuity Brands

$255.03

-8.495 (-3.22%)

15:23
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15:23

Acuity Brands technical comments ahead of earnings news

The shares are in a downtrend ahead of earnings that has been in progress since mid-August. At the current price of $254.23, it is the $240 level that is key. If the news or outlook are a negative disappointment, a move to the $240 would be a major test of support. A break below $240 would signal a major topping process is underway. Next support levels to watch as potential downside objectives would be at $236.32, $229.87, and $223.57. If the news is a bullish surprise, the following resistance levels could become upside objectives: $260.12, $270.98, and the high at $280.89. A move above the high would open up a potential run to the $290 to $300 area.

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AYI Acuity Brands
$255.03

-8.495 (-3.22%)

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GSCO
09/08/16
NO CHANGE
GSCO
Goldman's Focus List changes
Goldman added Acuity Brands (AYI) & Facebook (FB) to the Focus List and removed Biogen (BIIB), BorgWarner (BWA), Monsanto (MON), and Grainger (GWW). The bank commented Acuity is a beneficiary of the Low Carbon Economy and said Facebook ranks as a low asset-light tech disruptor that is able to leverage its world-leading user base and mobile users to monetize long-term growth.
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COWN
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NO CHANGE
Target $285
COWN
Outperform
Cowen sees another strong quarter of growth for Acuity Brands
Cowen analyst Jeffrey Osborne predicted that Acuity Brands will report another strong quarter of growth in Q4, citing his conversations with lighting industry participants. The analyst, who thinks the company's position in the U.S. non-residential lighting space is strengthening and that is margins are improving, keeps an Outperform rating and $285 price target on the stock ahead of its earnings report, due on October 5.
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ROTH
09/30/16
NO CHANGE
Target $275
ROTH
Neutral
Roth Capital cautious on Acuity Brands ahead of earnings after survey
Roth Capital analyst Craig Irwin said he is more cautious on Acuity Brands ahead of the company's earnings report next week after the firm's lighting market survey indicated weaker activity than anticipated. The analyst, who thinks expectations for Acuity are high, keeps his $275 price target and Neutral rating on the stock.
09/30/16
WILL
09/30/16
INITIATION
Target $306
WILL
Buy
Acuity Brands initiated with a Buy at Williams Capital
Williams Capital analyst Cynthia Motz initiated Acuity Brands with a Buy and a $306 price target.

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