Acuity Brands, Inc. ( AYI ) will begin trading ex-dividend on April 16, 2019. A cash dividend payment of $0.13 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 01, 2019. Shareholders who purchased AYI prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 24th quarter that AYI has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $143, the dividend yield is .36%.
The previous trading day's last sale of AYI was $143, representing a -17.35% decrease from the 52 week high of $173.01 and a 38.19% increase over the 52 week low of $103.48.
AYI is a part of the Consumer Durables sector, which includes companies such as AZZ Inc. ( AZZ ) and Griffon Corporation ( GFF ). AYI's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $8.15. Zacks Investment Research reports AYI's forecasted earnings growth in 2019 as 7.48%, compared to an industry average of 23%.
Interested in gaining exposure to AYI through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have AYI as a top-10 holding:
- First Trust NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index Fund ( QCLN )
- SPDR Kensho Intelligent Structures ETF ( XKII )
- Invesco Global Clean Energy ETF ( PBD ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is QCLN with an increase of 10.77% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of AYI at 4.31%.
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