Jacobson & Schmitt Advisors Has Raised By $2.32 Million Its Acuity Brands (AYI) Position; 6 Bullish Analysts Covering Wincanton plc (LON:WIN)

May 21, 2018 - By Migdalia James

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Among 8 analysts covering Wincanton PLC (LON:WIN), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Wincanton PLC had 63 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Numis Securities maintained the shares of WIN in report on Thursday, November 10 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, May 17 by Canaccord Genuity. Liberum Capital maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, May 5 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, November 9 by Liberum Capital. As per Thursday, July 21, the company rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained Wincanton plc (LON:WIN) on Tuesday, July 26 with “Buy” rating. As per Tuesday, April 17, the company rating was maintained by Liberum Capital. The stock has “Buy” rating by Liberum Capital on Thursday, August 6. Numis Securities upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Thursday, March 31 report. The rating was upgraded by Investec on Monday, November 16 to “Buy”. See Wincanton plc (LON:WIN) latest ratings:

17/05/2018 Broker: Numis Securities Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 400.00 New Target: GBX 360.00 Maintain
17/05/2018 Broker: Liberum Capital Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 375.00 Maintain
17/04/2018 Broker: Liberum Capital Rating: Buy New Target: GBX 375.00 Maintain
05/04/2018 Broker: Numis Securities Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 360.00 New Target: GBX 360.00 Maintain
05/04/2018 Broker: Canaccord Genuity Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 340.00 New Target: GBX 340.00 Maintain
05/04/2018 Broker: Liberum Capital Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 375.00 Maintain
14/02/2018 Broker: Berenberg Rating: Hold New Target: GBX 210.00 Initiates Starts

Jacobson & Schmitt Advisors Llc increased Acuity Brands Inc (AYI) stake by 79.32% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Jacobson & Schmitt Advisors Llc acquired 13,179 shares as Acuity Brands Inc (AYI)’s stock declined 21.04%. The Jacobson & Schmitt Advisors Llc holds 29,794 shares with $5.24 million value, up from 16,615 last quarter. Acuity Brands Inc now has $4.89B valuation. The stock increased 2.12% or $2.5 during the last trading session, reaching $120.66. About 616,572 shares traded. Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) has declined 31.54% since May 21, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 43.09% the S&P500.

Since May 3, 2018, it had 2 insider purchases, and 0 insider sales for $713,970 activity. The insider Battle W. Patrick bought 1,330 shares worth $150,170. Shares for $563,800 were bought by DILLARD GEORGE DOUGLAS JR on Tuesday, May 8.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.95 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.11, from 0.84 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 34 investors sold AYI shares while 134 reduced holdings. 57 funds opened positions while 102 raised stakes. 42.13 million shares or 1.49% more from 41.52 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Moreover, Cornerstone has 0% invested in Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI). Amica Retiree invested in 0.16% or 1,240 shares. Marco Invest Mgmt Ltd Liability Company invested in 14,505 shares. Eaton Vance Management holds 0.01% or 32,830 shares in its portfolio. 296,319 were accumulated by Riverbridge Prtnrs Ltd Liability. Earnest Limited Liability Company holds 0% or 21 shares. Exane Derivatives holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) for 256 shares. Advisory Services Net Ltd Llc has invested 0.05% in Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI). Nippon Life Global Americas has invested 0.08% in Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI). Teachers Retirement Of The State Of Kentucky accumulated 5,200 shares. State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D holds 70,000 shares. Sg Americas Securities Ltd Liability Corp has 9,155 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Lathrop Mngmt reported 66,553 shares. The Japan-based Sumitomo Mitsui Tru has invested 0.04% in Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI). Stratos Wealth Partners Ltd holds 0% or 100 shares in its portfolio.

Among 21 analysts covering Acuity Brands Inc. (NYSE:AYI), 10 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 48% are positive. Acuity Brands Inc. had 67 analyst reports since August 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Tuesday, December 20 the stock rating was downgraded by Robert W. Baird to “Neutral”. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by JMP Securities given on Tuesday, October 3. The stock of Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) earned “Buy” rating by CLSA on Tuesday, January 10. The company was maintained on Tuesday, June 27 by Roth Capital. On Tuesday, January 9 the stock rating was maintained by Wells Fargo with “Hold”. The stock of Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) earned “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Monday, January 11. Wells Fargo maintained it with “Hold” rating and $15700 target in Wednesday, March 28 report. The stock of Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) earned “Market Perform” rating by William Blair on Thursday, March 22. On Monday, April 2 the stock rating was maintained by Roth Capital with “Sell”. The stock of Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, January 11.

More news for Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) were recently published by: Streetinsider.com, which released: “Acuity Brands (AYI) Announces Acquisition of IOTA Engineering” on May 01, 2018. Globenewswire.com‘s article titled: “Acuity Brands, Inc. Products Win Best of Category Design Excellence Awards During LIGHTFAIR® International 2018” and published on May 10, 2018 is yet another important article.

Wincanton plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides logistic and supply chain solutions in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The company has market cap of 339.00 million GBP. It operates through Retail & Consumer and Industrial & Transport divisions. It has a 8.14 P/E ratio. The Retail & Consumer segment engages in the retail of general merchandise, and grocery and consumer products.

The stock decreased 1.08% or GBX 3 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 273.5. About 47,012 shares traded. Wincanton plc (LON:WIN) has 0.00% since May 21, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 11.55% the S&P500.

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