Acuity Brands Inc (AYI) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for January 16, 2013

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Acuity Brands Inc ( AYI ) will begin trading ex-dividend on January 16, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.13 per share is scheduled to be paid on February 01, 2013. Shareholders who purchased AYI stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 21st quarter that AYI has paid the same dividend.

The previous trading day's last sale of AYI was $66.12, representing a -7.64% decrease from the 52 week high of $71.59 and a 37.44% increase over the 52 week low of $48.11.

AYI is a part of the Consumer Durables sector, which includes companies such as AZZ Incorporated ( AZZ ) and Griffon Corporation ( GFF ). AYI's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.64. Zacks Investment Research reports AYI's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 8.86%, compared to an industry average of -2%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the AYI Dividend History page.

Interested in gaining exposure to AYI through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have AYI as a top-10 holding:

  • PowerShares WilderHill Progressive Energy Portfolio ( PUW )
  • N/A (SLVY)
  • PowerShares Global Clean Energy Portfolio ( PBD )
  • iShares Morningstar Small Core Index Fund ( JKJ )
  • iShares Russell 2000 Growth Index Fund ( IWO ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PBD with an increase of 14.11% over the last 100 days. PUW has the highest percent weighting of AYI at 2.12%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



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Referenced Stocks: AYI , AZZ , GFF , IWO , JKJ , PBD , PUW

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