Rosenblum Silverman Sutton S F Trimmed By $1.31 Million Its Acuity Brands (AYI) Holding; Shorts at SOPHOS GROUP PLC ORD GBP0 UNITED (SPHHF) Raised By 0.93%

February 15, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

SOPHOS GROUP PLC ORD GBP0 UNITED (OTCMKTS:SPHHF) had an increase of 0.93% in short interest. SPHHF’s SI was 194,700 shares in February as released by FINRA. Its up 0.93% from 192,900 shares previously. With 1,400 avg volume, 139 days are for SOPHOS GROUP PLC ORD GBP0 UNITED (OTCMKTS:SPHHF)’s short sellers to cover SPHHF’s short positions. The stock decreased 0.71% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $6.95. About shares traded. Sophos Group plc (OTCMKTS:SPHHF) has 0.00% since February 15, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Rosenblum Silverman Sutton S F Inc decreased Acuity Brands Inc. (AYI) stake by 52.11% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Rosenblum Silverman Sutton S F Inc sold 7,670 shares as Acuity Brands Inc. (AYI)’s stock declined 23.17%. The Rosenblum Silverman Sutton S F Inc holds 7,050 shares with $1.21M value, down from 14,720 last quarter. Acuity Brands Inc. now has $6.33B valuation. The stock increased 1.88% or $2.8 during the last trading session, reaching $151.67. About 367,776 shares traded. Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) has declined 31.18% since February 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 47.88% the S&P500.

Sophos Group plc, through its subsidiaries, provides cloud-enabled end-user and network security solutions. The company has market cap of $3.18 billion. The firm offers XG Firewall, a next-generation firewall protection for network, users, and applications from new control center; SG UTM, a user interface to protect network and users; Secure Wi-Fi, a wireless access point; Secure Web Gateway for web security; Secure Email Gateway solutions; and Phish Threat, an email phishing test simulation and training product. It currently has negative earnings. It also provides Endpoint Protection, a security solution for users and data; Intercept X, an endpoint security solution; Sophos Mobile, an enterprise mobility management solution; SafeGuard Encryption solution; Server Protection solution; Sophos Home, a protection solution for home computers; and Sophos Central, a synchronized security management solution.

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 59 analyst reports since August 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, September 23 by Canaccord Genuity. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Tuesday, January 10 by Robert W. Baird. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, October 6 by Canaccord Genuity. The firm has “Neutral” rating by TH Capital given on Thursday, August 25. As per Wednesday, January 10, the company rating was downgraded by Williams Capital Group. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, January 10 by CLSA. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, September 5 report. Canaccord Genuity maintained Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) on Sunday, June 25 with “Buy” rating. On Friday, January 27 the stock rating was downgraded by Roth Capital to “Sell”. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, April 11 by Guggenheim.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.84 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.01, from 0.85 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 40 investors sold AYI shares while 132 reduced holdings. 38 funds opened positions while 106 raised stakes. 41.52 million shares or 6.20% less from 44.26 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 1,337 were reported by Zwj Investment Counsel. Ls Inv Advsrs Limited Liability holds 0.03% or 2,521 shares in its portfolio. Eventide Asset Mngmt Llc holds 0.02% or 2,000 shares in its portfolio. Norinchukin Financial Bank The holds 0.01% or 3,132 shares in its portfolio. Aperio Grp Limited Liability Com stated it has 0.01% in Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI). Tortoise Capital Advsrs Ltd Liability holds 8 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Assetmark stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI). Credit Suisse Ag invested in 0.02% or 93,558 shares. Financial Bank Of Montreal Can holds 0.01% or 87,433 shares. Daiwa Sb Limited owns 5,845 shares for 0.32% of their portfolio. Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) Ltd stated it has 0.03% in Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI). State Bank Of Nova Scotia owns 6,271 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Blair William And Il has invested 0.14% in Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI). Cue Grp owns 5,018 shares. Glenmede Na holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) for 29,500 shares.

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