Acuity Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (AYI)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Acuity Brands (NYSE: AYI) is tomorrow, January 13, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 13 cents per share. At a price of $58.69 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.9%.

The average volume for Acuity has been 344,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Acuity has a market cap of $2.44 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 9.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Acuity Brands, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the design, production, and distribution of lighting solutions and services in North America and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.6, equal to the average electronics industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Acuity as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. You can view the full Acuity Ratings Report.

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