Reminder - Acuity Brands (AYI) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 10/16/13, Acuity Brands Inc ( AYI) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.13, payable on 11/1/13. As a percentage of AYI's recent stock price of $97.73, this dividend works out to approximately 0.13%.

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Below is a dividend history chart for AYI, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.13 declared by Acuity Brands Inc :

AYI+Dividend+History+Chart

In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from AYI is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 0.53% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of AYI shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Acuity Brands Inc  200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, AYI's low point in its 52 week range is $60.82 per share, with $99.29 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $97.73.
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According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, AYI makes up 1.83% of the Global Clean Energy Portfolio ETF ( PBD) which is trading relatively unchanged on the day Monday.

In Monday trading, Acuity Brands Inc shares are currently off about 0.1% on the day.

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