NASDAQ:CGNX - Cognex Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$58.96 +0.83 (+1.43 %)
(As of 09/25/2018 02:56 AM ET)
Previous Close$58.13
Today's Range$57.80 - $59.02
52-Week Range$39.90 - $72.99
Volume1.36 million shs
Average Volume1.70 million shs
Market Capitalization$10.00 billion
P/E Ratio40.54
Dividend Yield0.32%
Beta1.66
Cognex logoCognex Corporation provides machine vision products that capture and analyze visual information in order to automate tasks primarily in manufacturing processes worldwide. The company offers machine vision products, which are used to automate the manufacturing and tracking of discrete items, such as mobile phones, aspirin bottles, and automobile tires by locating, identifying, inspecting, and measuring them during the manufacturing or distribution process. Its products include VisionPro, a software suite that provides various vision tools for programming; displacement sensors with vision software for use in 3D application; In-Sight vision systems that perform various vision tasks, including part location, identification, measurement, assembly verification, and robotic guidance; In-Sight vision sensors; ID products, including DataMan barcode readers and barcode verifiers, as well as vision-enabled mobile terminals for industrial barcode reading applications; and barcode scanning software development kits. The company sells its products to customers in the consumer electronics and automotive industries, and semiconductor and electronics capital equipment markets through direct sales force, as well as through a network of distributors and integrators. Cognex Corporation was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Natick, Massachusetts.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Process control instruments
Sub-IndustryElectronic Equipment & Instruments
SectorComputer and Technology
SymbolNASDAQ:CGNX
CUSIP19242210
Phone508-650-3000

Debt

Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A
Current Ratio6.10
Quick Ratio5.38

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio40.54
Forward P/E Ratio49.55
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$747.95 million
Price / Sales13.56
Cash Flow$1.6233 per share
Price / Cash36.32
Book Value$6.33 per share
Price / Book9.31

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.45
Net Income$177.17 million
Net Margins20.57%
Return on Equity22.95%
Return on Assets19.77%

Miscellaneous

Employees1,771
Outstanding Shares172,030,000
Market Cap$10.00 billion

Cognex (NASDAQ:CGNX) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Cognex's stock symbol?

Cognex trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "CGNX."

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

Cognex declared a quarterly dividend on Monday, July 30th. Investors of record on Friday, August 17th will be paid a dividend of $0.045 per share on Friday, August 31st. This represents a $0.18 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.31%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 16th. View Cognex's Dividend History.

When did Cognex's stock split? How did Cognex's stock split work?

Cognex shares split on Monday, December 4th 2017. The 2-1 split was announced on Monday, October 30th 2017. The newly issued shares were payable to shareholders after the market closes on Friday, December 1st 2017. An investor that had 100 shares of Cognex stock prior to the split would have 200 shares after the split.

How will Cognex's stock buyback program work?

Cognex announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a share repurchase program on Friday, February 16th 2018, which permits the company to buyback $150,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are typically an indication that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Cognex's earnings last quarter?

Cognex Co. (NASDAQ:CGNX) released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, July, 30th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.32 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.30 by $0.02. The scientific and technical instruments company had revenue of $211.26 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $204.87 million. Cognex had a net margin of 20.57% and a return on equity of 22.95%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 18.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.63 earnings per share. View Cognex's Earnings History.

When is Cognex's next earnings date?

Cognex is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, October, 29th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Cognex.

What price target have analysts set for CGNX?

9 brokerages have issued 12-month price objectives for Cognex's shares. Their predictions range from $40.10 to $80.00. On average, they anticipate Cognex's share price to reach $54.5125 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 7.5%. View Analyst Price Targets for Cognex.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Cognex?

9 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Cognex in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 5 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Cognex.

Who are some of Cognex's key competitors?

Who are Cognex's key executives?

Cognex's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Robert J. Willett, CEO, Pres & Exec. Director (Age 50)
  • Mr. John J. Curran, Exec. VP of Fin. & Admin., Treasurer and CFO (Age 52)
  • Mr. Richard A. Morin, Sr. VP & Sec. (Age 68)
  • Ms. Sheila DiPalma, Sr. VP of Corp. Employee Services & Corp. Officer (Age 51)
  • Dr. Robert J. Shillman, Founder, Exec. Chairman & Chief Culture Officer (Age 71)

Who are Cognex's major shareholders?

Cognex's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (10.33%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (4.80%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (4.80%), Janus Henderson Group PLC (2.79%), Eagle Asset Management Inc. (1.94%) and Joho Capital LLC (1.78%). Company insiders that own Cognex stock include Anthony Sun, Bruce Robinson J, Jeffrey Benjamin Miller, Jerry A Schneider, John J Curran, Patrick Alias, Richard Morin, Robert Willett and Theodor Krantz. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Cognex.

Which institutional investors are selling Cognex stock?

CGNX stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including First Trust Advisors LP, Federated Investors Inc. PA, OppenheimerFunds Inc., Nan Shan Life Insurance Co. Ltd., Pinnacle Associates Ltd., NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V., Essex Investment Management Co. LLC and Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V.. Company insiders that have sold Cognex company stock in the last year include Anthony Sun, Jeffrey Benjamin Miller, Jerry A Schneider, John J Curran, Patrick Alias, Robert Willett and Theodor Krantz. View Insider Buying and Selling for Cognex.

Which institutional investors are buying Cognex stock?

CGNX stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Janus Henderson Group PLC, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, BlackRock Inc., Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc., Eagle Asset Management Inc., FMR LLC and Carillon Tower Advisers Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Cognex.

How do I buy shares of Cognex?

Shares of CGNX can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Cognex's stock price today?

One share of CGNX stock can currently be purchased for approximately $58.96.

How big of a company is Cognex?

Cognex has a market capitalization of $10.00 billion and generates $747.95 million in revenue each year. The scientific and technical instruments company earns $177.17 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.45 on an earnings per share basis. Cognex employs 1,771 workers across the globe.

What is Cognex's official website?

The official website for Cognex is http://www.cognex.com.

How can I contact Cognex?

Cognex's mailing address is ONE VISION DRIVE, NATICK MA, 01760. The scientific and technical instruments company can be reached via phone at 508-650-3000 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Cognex (NASDAQ CGNX)

Community Ranking:  2.6 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  355 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  339 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  694
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This page was last updated on 9/25/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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