Acuity Brands Inc ( AYI ) will begin trading ex-dividend on April 12, 2017. A cash dividend payment of $0.13 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 01, 2017. Shareholders who purchased AYI prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 16th quarter that AYI has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $176.41, the dividend yield is .29%.
The previous trading day's last sale of AYI was $176.41, representing a -37.2% decrease from the 52 week high of $280.89 and a 4.06% increase over the 52 week low of $169.53.
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 $6.97. Zacks Investment Research reports AYI's forecasted earnings growth in 2017 as 2.58%, compared to an industry average of 25.4%.
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 )
- PowerShares WilderHill Progressive Energy Portfolio ( PUW ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is QCLN with an increase of 11.96% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of AYI at 6%.
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