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Acuity Brands Falls On Mixed Q3 Earnings

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Acuity Brands (NYSE: AYI) reported third-quarter earnings of $2.53 per share, which beat the analyst consensus estimate of $2.50. This is a 6.75% increase over earnings of $2.37 per share from the same period last year.

The company reported third-quarter sales of $947.6 million, which missed the analyst consensus estimate of $971.57 million. This is a 0.38% increase over sales of $944 million the same period last year.

“We are pleased to report solid third quarter financial performance in what continues to be a challenging market environment, particularly with ongoing angst generated by trade policy issues,” said Vernon Nagel, CEO of Acuity Brands. “We believe our third quarter net sales growth was also muted by the impact of customers, primarily in the independent sales network channel, pulling forward orders into the first half of the year in advance of announced price increases."

Acuity Brands shares were trading down 9.94% at $127 in Tuesday's pre-market session. The stock has a 52-week high of $173 and a 52-week low of $103.48 per share.

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