Harvey Partners Llc decreased Acuity Brands Inc (AYI) stake by 47.98% reported in 2019Q1 SEC filing. Harvey Partners Llc sold 8,300 shares as Acuity Brands Inc (AYI)’s stock rose 3.55%. The Harvey Partners Llc holds 9,000 shares with $1.08 million value, down from 17,300 last quarter. Acuity Brands Inc now has $5.28B valuation. The stock decreased 0.34% or $0.46 during the last trading session, reaching $133.57. About 260,925 shares traded. Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) has risen 18.24% since June 12, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.81% the S&P500. Some Historical AYI News: 04/04/2018 – ACUITY BRANDS 2Q ADJ EPS $1.89, EST. $2.09; 04/04/2018 – ACUITY BRANDS INC – THIRD-PARTY FORECASTS, INDICATORS SUGGEST DEMAND IN NORTH AMERICAN LIGHTING MARKET WILL IMPROVE LATER IN CALENDAR 2018; 04/04/2018 – ACUITY BRANDS 2Q ADJ GROSS MARGIN +40.2%, EST. +41.4%; 04/04/2018 – ACUITY BRANDS – CURRENT WEAKNESS IN LIGHTING INDUSTRY HAS CREATED A CHALLENGING ENVIRONMENT FOR CO; 08/05/2018 – Acuity Healthcare Names John Baron Vice President – Operations Support; 14/03/2018 – Riata Capital Group’s Eyecare Platform, Acuity Eyecare Group, Announces Appointment of New Chief Executive Officer and the Closing of Two New Acquisitions; 01/05/2018 – Acuity Brands Says Deal Won’t Materially Impact FY18; 04/04/2018 – ACUITY BRANDS – EXPECT HEADWINDS IN HOME CENTER/SHOWROOM SALES CHANNEL TO CONTINUE IN NEAR TERM; 05/04/2018 – ACUITY BRANDS INC AYI.N : JMP SECURITIES RAISES TO MARKET OUTPERFORM FROM MARKET PERFORM; 14/03/2018 – ClinicalTrial US: Visual Acuity and Optical Coherence Tomography One Year After ILM-flap Transposition
Solar Capital Ltd (NASDAQ:SLRC) is expected to pay $0.41 on Jul 2, 2019. (NASDAQ:SLRC) shareholders before Jun 19, 2019 will receive the $0.41 dividend. Solar Capital Ltd’s current price of $20.88 translates into 1.96% yield. Solar Capital Ltd’s dividend has Jun 20, 2019 as record date. May 6, 2019 is the announcement. The stock decreased 0.05% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $20.88. About 69,168 shares traded. Solar Capital Ltd. (NASDAQ:SLRC) has declined 0.94% since June 12, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 5.37% the S&P500. Some Historical SLRC News: 05/04/2018 – Solar Capital Closes Above 50-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 07/05/2018 – Solar Capital 2Q EPS 47c; 07/05/2018 – SOLAR CAPITAL LTD – AT MARCH 31, 2018, NET ASSET VALUE WAS $21.87 PER SHARE, AN INCREASE OF $0.06 PER SHARE FROM PRIOR QUARTER; 05/03/2018 Fitch Affirms Solar Capital Ratings at ‘BBB-‘; Outlook Stable; 21/05/2018 – ARDELYX RAISES $50M IN LOAN WITH SOLAR CAPITAL & BRIDGE BANK; 07/05/2018 – Solar Capital 2Q-End Net Asset Value $21.87/Share; 07/05/2018 – SOLAR CAPITAL LTD SLRC.O QUARTERLY SHR $0.47; 03/04/2018 – Solar Capital Ltd. Schedules the Release of its Financial Results for the Quarter Ended March 31, 2018; 18/04/2018 – Consolidated Research: 2018 Summary Expectations for Solar Capital, Summit Hotel Properties, FARO Technologies, Medical Propert; 07/05/2018 – SOLAR CAPITAL 1Q INVESTMENT EPS 45C
Analysts await Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) to report earnings on July, 2. They expect $2.22 EPS, down 0.45% or $0.01 from last year’s $2.23 per share. AYI’s profit will be $87.71 million for 15.04 P/E if the $2.22 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.84 actual EPS reported by Acuity Brands, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 20.65% EPS growth.
More notable recent Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) news were published by: Finance.Yahoo.com which released: “Did Hedge Funds Drop The Ball On Acuity Brands, Inc. (AYI) ? – Yahoo Finance” on June 10, 2019, also Finance.Yahoo.com with their article: “At US$137, Is Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) Worth Looking At Closely? – Yahoo Finance” published on May 17, 2019, Globenewswire.com published: “Acuity Brands to Showcase Select Luminaires Using Virtual Reality Technology at LIGHTFAIR® International 2019 – GlobeNewswire” on May 16, 2019. More interesting news about Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Acuity Brands to Feature New Innovative New Smart Home Lighting Product at LIGHTFAIR 2019 – Nasdaq” published on May 14, 2019 as well as Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “45 Stocks Moving In Friday’s Mid-Day Session – Benzinga” with publication date: May 31, 2019.
Among 3 analysts covering Acuity Brands (NYSE:AYI), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Acuity Brands had 8 analyst reports since January 2, 2019 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Wells Fargo on Wednesday, January 2. Robert W. Baird maintained Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) rating on Thursday, April 4. Robert W. Baird has “Outperform” rating and $160 target. Wells Fargo maintained Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) rating on Thursday, April 4. Wells Fargo has “Outperform” rating and $155 target. On Thursday, April 4 the stock rating was maintained by JMP Securities with “Market Outperform”.
Investors sentiment increased to 1.37 in 2019 Q1. Its up 0.54, from 0.83 in 2018Q4. It is positive, as 29 investors sold AYI shares while 95 reduced holdings. 54 funds opened positions while 116 raised stakes. 35.34 million shares or 7.31% less from 38.13 million shares in 2018Q4 were reported. Alps Advsrs reported 14,762 shares. Harvey Limited Co reported 9,000 shares. Advisory Network Ltd Liability Com invested 0.02% in Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI). Moreover, Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Incorporated has 0.01% invested in Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI). Charles Schwab Investment reported 186,434 shares. Etrade Cap Management Limited Company reported 0.02% of its portfolio in Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI). M&T Savings Bank holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) for 23,175 shares. Logan Capital has 44,209 shares. Cubist Systematic Strategies, Connecticut-based fund reported 31,875 shares. Earnest Prtn Limited owns 108,759 shares. Moreover, Price T Rowe Assoc Md has 0% invested in Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI). Lathrop Inv Mgmt invested in 68,957 shares or 2.46% of the stock. Westpac, a Australia-based fund reported 2,689 shares. Twin Tree Management Lp holds 0% or 5,487 shares. City Holdings holds 25 shares or 0% of its portfolio.
Since December 14, 2018, it had 2 insider buys, and 0 sales for $335,046 activity. HOCHBERG STEVEN bought 5,000 shares worth $101,753. $167,523 worth of Solar Capital Ltd. (NASDAQ:SLRC) shares were bought by GROSS MICHAEL S. Shares for $167,523 were bought by SPOHLER BRUCE J.
Among 3 analysts covering Solar Capital Ltd (NASDAQ:SLRC), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Solar Capital Ltd had 3 analyst reports since February 22, 2019 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, February 22, the company rating was maintained by Oppenheimer. The company was maintained on Tuesday, February 26 by Wells Fargo.
Solar Capital Ltd. is a business development firm specializing in secured debt , subordinated (unsecured) debt, minority equity, and strategic income-oriented control equity investments in leveraged middle market companies. The company has market cap of $882.41 million. The fund invests in aerospace and defense; air freight & logistics; asset management; automotive; banking; beverage, food and tobacco; building products; buildings and real estate; broadcasting and entertainment; cargo transport; commercial services and supplies; communications equipment; chemicals, plastics and rubber; containers, packaging and glass; construction & engineering; diversified/conglomerate manufacturing; consumer Finance; distributors; diversified/conglomerate services; diversified financial services; diversified real estate sctivities; food products; Footwear; Education Services; diversified telecommunications services; electronics; farming and agriculture; finance; grocery; health care equipment and supplies; health care facilities; education and childcare; home and office furnishing, durable consumer products; hotels, motels, inns and gaming; insurance; restaurants, leisure, amusement, and entertainment; leisure equipment tolls and services, media, multiline retail, multi sector holdings; paper and forest products; personal products; professional services, research and consulting services, software; specialty retail; textiles apparel and luxury goods, thrifts and mortgage finance, trading companies and distributors, utilities, and wireless telecommunication services; industrial conglomerates; internet software and services, IT services, machinery; mining, steel, iron, and non precious metals; gas and oil; personal, food and miscellaneous services; printing and publishing; retail stores; telecommunications; textiles and leather; and utilities. It has a 12.31 P/E ratio. It also invests in life sciences with focus on specialty pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biotech, health Care Providers and services; health Care technology, enabling technologies and tools.
Investors sentiment increased to 1.21 in Q1 2019. Its up 0.18, from 1.03 in 2018Q4. It improved, as 12 investors sold Solar Capital Ltd. shares while 22 reduced holdings. 14 funds opened positions while 27 raised stakes. 22.62 million shares or 1.74% more from 22.24 million shares in 2018Q4 were reported. D E Shaw Company Inc reported 61,645 shares stake. Guggenheim Cap Llc owns 189,742 shares. Polar Cap Llp has 498,278 shares for 0.1% of their portfolio. The Arizona-based Tci Wealth Advsrs has invested 0% in Solar Capital Ltd. (NASDAQ:SLRC). Legal And General Gp Public Ltd Co accumulated 0% or 209,566 shares. New York-based Muzinich & Com has invested 0.91% in Solar Capital Ltd. (NASDAQ:SLRC). Financial Bank Of America De reported 0% of its portfolio in Solar Capital Ltd. (NASDAQ:SLRC). Marshall Wace Ltd Liability Partnership reported 0.04% stake. 147,884 were accumulated by Mackenzie. Us Retail Bank De holds 1,000 shares. Wells Fargo & Com Mn stated it has 104,024 shares. Credit Suisse Ag has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Solar Capital Ltd. (NASDAQ:SLRC). Citigroup holds 0% or 760 shares. Moreover, Susquehanna Int Gp Llp has 0% invested in Solar Capital Ltd. (NASDAQ:SLRC) for 38,474 shares. Signia Ltd Liability Co invested 3.99% of its portfolio in Solar Capital Ltd. (NASDAQ:SLRC).
More notable recent Solar Capital Ltd. (NASDAQ:SLRC) news were published by: Finance.Yahoo.com which released: “Hereâ€™s What Hedge Funds Think About Solar Capital Ltd. (SLRC) – Yahoo Finance” on May 07, 2019, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Solar Capital Ltd. (SLRC) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 20, 2019 – Nasdaq” published on March 19, 2019, Globenewswire.com published: “Solar Capital Ltd. Announces Amendment to Its Credit Facility – GlobeNewswire” on November 27, 2018. More interesting news about Solar Capital Ltd. (NASDAQ:SLRC) were released by: Globenewswire.com and their article: “Solar Capital Ltd. Announces Quarter and Fiscal Year Ended December 31, 2018 Financial Results; 2018 NII of $1.77 up 9.5% from 2017, 108% Coverage of 2018 Distributions of $1.64 Per Share – GlobeNewswire” published on February 21, 2019 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Solar Capital Named Top Dividend Stock With Insider Buying and 7.79% Yield – Nasdaq” with publication date: March 21, 2019.
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