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Acuity Brands

$242.99

-12.01 (-4.71%)

07:59
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Acuity Brands growth story remains intact, says Cowen

Cowen analyst Jeffrey Osborne noted Acuity Brands' quarterly results missed on both earnings and revenues, which was primarily due to a labor shortage caused by a shift in production facilities. Management believes it was a short-term issue and unlikely to impact Q1 results, Osborne said. The analyst believes the growth story remains intact and would use the share weakness as a buying opportunity. Osborne reiterated his Outperform rating and $285 price target on Acuity Brands shares.

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AYI Acuity Brands
$242.99

-12.01 (-4.71%)

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.
10/05/16
WBLR
10/05/16
NO CHANGE
WBLR
Acuity Brands weakness a buying opportunity, says William Blair
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ROTH
10/05/16
NO CHANGE
Target $250
ROTH
Neutral
Acuity Brands price target lowered to $250 from $275 at Roth Capital
Roth Capital analyst Craig Irwin lowered his price target for Acuity Brands to $250 from $275 after the company posted Q4 "disappointing" results, delivering revenue and adjusted EPS below his estimates. The analyst says the company stated revenue was impacted by $25M due to a labor shortage as it took actions to streamline its supply chain, and notes Acuity Brands' commentary for fiscal 2017 remains optimistic. He reiterates a Neutral rating on the shares.
10/06/16
ADAM
10/06/16
NO CHANGE
Target $286
ADAM
Buy
Acuity Brands weakness a buying opportunity, says Canaccord
Canaccord analyst John Quealy said the earnings miss at Acuity Brands was due to a rare operational stumble in a still vibrant market for LED and energy efficiency technologies. As a result, Quealy recommends buying the shares on weakness as the company continues to set the pace for aggressive growth and platform expansion across the marketplace. Quealy reiterated his Buy rating and lowered his price target to $286 form $305 on Acuity Brands shares.

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