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See what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Acuity Brands Inc.

IHS Markit

Acuity Brands Inc

NYSE:AYI

Score: Negative (5)

40 days at current score.

Downgraded from Neutral on February 8th 2018

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Summary


  • This company ranked negatively compared to the Consumer Goods sector with 2 negative IHS Markit Categories
  • Perception of the company's creditworthiness is negative
  • Bearish sentiment is moderate and increasing
  • Economic output in this company's sector is expanding


Bearish sentiment

Short interest | Negative

Short interest is moderately high for AYI with between 10 and 15% of shares outstanding currently on loan. This represents an increase in short interest as investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices added to their short positions on February 6.

Money flow

ETF/Index ownership | Neutral

ETF activity is neutral. ETFs that hold AYI had net inflows of $5.45 billion over the last one-month. While these are not among the highest inflows of the last year, the rate of inflow is increasing.

Economic sentiment

PMI by IHS Markit | Positive

According to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) data, output in the Consumer Goods sector is rising. The rate of growth is strong relative to the trend shown over the past year.

Credit worthiness

Credit default swap | Negative

The current level displays a negative indicator. AYI credit default swap spreads are near their highest levels of the last 3 years, which indicates the market's more negative perception of the company's credit worthiness.

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