Cognex (CGNX) Stock Price, News & Analysis

-0.02 (-0.05%)
(As of 10:28 AM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
145,049 shs
Average Volume
1.48 million shs
Market Capitalization
$6.78 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
Price Target

Cognex MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
2.33 Rating Score
20.4% Upside
$47.70 Price Target
Short Interest
2.59% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Based on Four Factors
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
1.72mentions of Cognex in the last 14 days
Based on 3 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$274,942 Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
From $0.44 to $0.88 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

4.54 out of 5 stars

Computer And Technology Sector

88th out of 581 stocks

Process Control Instruments Industry

3rd out of 12 stocks

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About Cognex Stock (NASDAQ:CGNX)

Cognex Corporation provides machine vision products that capture and analyze visual information to automate manufacturing and distribution tasks worldwide. Its machine vision products are used to automate the manufacturing and tracking of discrete items, including mobile phones, electric vehicle batteries, and e-commerce packages by locating, identifying, inspecting, and measuring them during the manufacturing or distribution process. The company offers VisionPro software, a suite of patented vision tools for advanced programming; QuickBuild that allows customers to build vision applications with a graphical, flowchart-based programming interface; and Cognex deep learning vision software. It also provides a range of inspection tasks, including part location, identification, measurement, assembly verification, and robotic guidance; vision sensors for vision applications, such as checking the presence and size of parts; and the In-Sight product line of vision systems and sensors. In addition, the company offers DataMan, an image-based barcode readers and barcode verifiers. It sells its products to automotive, logistics, consumer electronics, medical-related, semiconductor, consumer products, food and beverage, and others, as well as through a network of distributors and integrators. The company was incorporated in 1981 and is headquartered in Natick, Massachusetts.

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Company Calendar

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Process control instruments
Electronic Equipment & Instruments
Current Symbol
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Price Target and Rating

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Potential Upside/Downside
Consensus Rating
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
12 Analysts


Net Income
$113.23 million
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$837.55 million
Cash Flow
$0.89 per share
Book Value
$8.74 per share


Free Float
Market Cap
$6.80 billion

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CGNX Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Cognex stock right now?

12 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Cognex in the last twelve months. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 5 hold ratings, 4 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "hold" CGNX shares. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in CGNX, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What is Cognex's stock price target for 2024?

12 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for Cognex's stock. Their CGNX share price targets range from $40.00 to $60.00. On average, they anticipate the company's share price to reach $47.70 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 20.4% from the stock's current price.
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How have CGNX shares performed in 2024?

Cognex's stock was trading at $41.74 at the start of the year. Since then, CGNX shares have decreased by 5.1% and is now trading at $39.62.
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When is Cognex's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, May 2nd 2024.
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How can I listen to Cognex's earnings call?

Cognex will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, May 2nd at 8:30 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link.

How were Cognex's earnings last quarter?

Cognex Co. (NASDAQ:CGNX) released its earnings results on Thursday, February, 15th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.11 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.07 by $0.04. The scientific and technical instruments company earned $196.70 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $189.16 million. Cognex had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 6.86% and a net margin of 13.52%. Cognex's revenue for the quarter was down 17.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.27 earnings per share.

How often does Cognex pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Cognex?

Cognex declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, February 15th. Investors of record on Thursday, February 29th will be paid a dividend of $0.075 per share on Thursday, March 14th. This represents a $0.30 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.76%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, February 28th.
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Is Cognex a good dividend stock?

Cognex (NASDAQ:CGNX) pays an annual dividend of $0.30 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.77%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 9 consecutive years, indicating the company has a new, but growing committment to grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 45.46%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, CGNX will have a dividend payout ratio of 34.09% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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When did Cognex's stock split?

Cognex's stock split on Monday, December 4th 2017. The 2-1 split was announced on Monday, October 30th 2017. The newly created shares were distributed to shareholders after the closing bell on Friday, December 1st 2017. An investor that had 100 shares of stock prior to the split would have 200 shares after the split.

What guidance has Cognex issued on next quarter's earnings?

Cognex issued an update on its first quarter 2024 earnings guidance on Friday, February, 16th. The company provided EPS guidance of for the period. The company issued revenue guidance of $190.0 million-$205.0 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $211.6 million.

What is Robert Willett's approval rating as Cognex's CEO?

94 employees have rated Cognex Chief Executive Officer Robert Willett on Robert Willett has an approval rating of 84% among the company's employees.

What other stocks do shareholders of Cognex own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Cognex investors own include NVIDIA (NVDA), Alibaba Group (BABA), PayPal (PYPL), Netflix (NFLX), Micron Technology (MU), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Arista Networks (ANET), Activision Blizzard (ATVI), Block (SQ) and Walt Disney (DIS).

Who are Cognex's major shareholders?

Cognex's stock is owned by a number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.75%), Raymond James & Associates (0.20%), Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. (0.12%), Amalgamated Bank (0.05%), Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (0.03%) and State of Michigan Retirement System (0.02%). Insiders that own company stock include Anthony Sun, Carl Gerst, Dianne M Parrotte, Patrick Alias, Paul Todgham and Theodor Krantz.
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How do I buy shares of Cognex?

Shares of CGNX stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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Does Cognex have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of Cognex: *CHIARO TECHNOLOGIES, AQSENSE, AssistWare Technology, Cognex Asia Inc., Cognex Canada Inc., Cognex Canada Technology Inc., Cognex Distribution, Cognex EnShape GmbH, Cognex Europe B.V., Cognex Europe Inc., Cognex Foreign Sales Corporation, Cognex Germany Aachen GmbH, Cognex Germany Inc., Cognex Goruntu Sistemleri Satis ve Ticaret Limited Sirketi, Cognex Hungary Kft., Cognex International Inc., Cognex Ireland Ltd., Cognex K.K., Cognex Korea Inc., Cognex Ltd., Cognex Mexico S.R.L.C.V., Cognex Poland z.o.o, Cognex Representacao Comercial E Participacoes Ltda., Cognex Sensors India Private Limited, Cognex Service Inc, Cognex Service Ltd., Cognex Singapore Inc., Cognex Switzerland GmbH, Cognex Taiwan Inc., Cognex Technology and Investment LLC, Cognex UK Ltd., Cognex Vietnam Company Ltd., Cognex Vision Inspection System (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., Cognex Vision Spain S.L.U., Enshape, One Vision Drive LLC, ViDi Systems, Vision Drive Inc., and Webscan Inc.
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This page (NASDAQ:CGNX) was last updated on 4/24/2024 by Staff

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