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NASDAQ:CGNX - Cognex Stock Price, Forecast & News

$49.87
-0.10 (-0.20 %)
(As of 12/5/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
$49.71
Now: $49.87
$50.41
50-Day Range
$48.53
MA: $51.42
$54.41
52-Week Range
$34.88
Now: $49.87
$57.31
Volume903,018 shs
Average Volume1.14 million shs
Market Capitalization$8.52 billion
P/E Ratio40.22
Dividend Yield0.44%
Beta2.07
Cognex Corporation provides machine vision products that capture and analyze visual information in order to automate tasks primarily in manufacturing processes worldwide. It provides machine vision products, which are used to automate the manufacture and tracking of discrete items, including mobile phones, aspirin bottles, and automobile tires by locating, identifying, inspecting, and measuring them during the manufacturing or distribution process. Read More…

Industry, Sector and Symbol

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

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$806.34 million
Cash Flow$1.40 per share
Book Value$6.65 per share

Profitability

Net Income$219.26 million

Miscellaneous

Employees2,124
Market Cap$8.52 billion
Next Earnings Date2/13/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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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 announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, October 28th. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.055 per share on Friday, November 29th. This represents a $0.22 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.44%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 14th. This is a boost from Cognex's previous quarterly dividend of $0.05. View Cognex's Dividend History.

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

Shares of Cognex split on Monday, December 4th 2017. The 2-1 split was announced on Monday, October 30th 2017. The newly minted shares were issued to shareholders after the closing bell 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 authorized a share buyback program on Monday, October 29th 2018, which permits the company to repurchase $200,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to reacquire up to 2.8% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are usually an indication that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Cognex's earnings last quarter?

Cognex Co. (NASDAQ:CGNX) announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, October, 28th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.24 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.21 by $0.03. The scientific and technical instruments company had revenue of $183.33 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $177.78 million. Cognex had a net margin of 22.55% and a return on equity of 14.21%. The business's revenue was down 21.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.45 EPS. View Cognex's Earnings History.

When is Cognex's next earnings date?

Cognex is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, February 13th 2020. View Earnings Estimates for Cognex.

What price target have analysts set for CGNX?

9 brokers have issued 12 month price objectives for Cognex's shares. Their forecasts range from $36.00 to $60.00. On average, they expect Cognex's stock price to reach $48.67 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 2.4%. 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, 7 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Cognex.

Has Cognex been receiving favorable news coverage?

News coverage about CGNX stock has trended somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Cognex earned a news impact score of 1.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news headlines about the scientific and technical instruments company a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the immediate future. View News Stories for Cognex.

Are investors shorting Cognex?

Cognex saw a increase in short interest in the month of November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 7,750,000 shares, an increase of 5.7% from the October 31st total of 7,330,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 843,300 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 9.2 days. Currently, 4.8% of the shares of the stock are short sold. View Cognex's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Cognex's key competitors?

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), Netflix (NFLX), Paypal (PYPL), Arista Networks (ANET), Micron Technology (MU), Walt Disney (DIS), Activision Blizzard (ATVI), Baidu (BIDU) and Shopify (SHOP).

Who are Cognex's key executives?

Cognex's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Dr. Robert J. Shillman, Founder, Exec. Chairman & Chief Culture Officer (Age 72)
  • Mr. Robert J. Willett, CEO, Pres & Exec. Director (Age 51)
  • Mr. John J. Curran, Sr. VP of Fin. & Admin., Treasurer and CFO (Age 53)
  • Ms. Sheila M DiPalma CPA, Sr. VP of Corp. Employee Services & Corp. Officer (Age 52)
  • Ms. Susan Conway, Sr. Director of Investor Relations

Who are Cognex's major shareholders?

Cognex's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include State Street Corp (3.13%), Eagle Asset Management Inc. (2.21%), Carillon Tower Advisers Inc. (1.63%), Disciplined Growth Investors Inc. MN (0.88%), Manning & Napier Group LLC (0.59%) and Stephens Investment Management Group LLC (0.58%). Company insiders that own Cognex stock include Anthony Sun, Dianne M Parrotte, Jerry A Schneider, John J Curran, Laura Ann Macdonald, Robert Willett, Sheila Marie Dipalma and Theodor Krantz. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Cognex.

Which major investors are selling Cognex stock?

CGNX stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Handelsbanken Fonder AB, State Street Corp, Eagle Asset Management Inc., Carillon Tower Advisers Inc., Retirement Systems of Alabama, Great West Life Assurance Co. Can, Handelsinvest Investeringsforvaltning and TimesSquare Capital Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold Cognex company stock in the last year include Dianne M Parrotte, John J Curran, Laura Ann Macdonald, Robert Willett, Sheila Marie Dipalma and Theodor Krantz. View Insider Buying and Selling for Cognex.

Which major investors are buying Cognex stock?

CGNX stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Ardevora Asset Management LLP, Disciplined Growth Investors Inc. MN, Manning & Napier Group LLC, State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D, GW&K Investment Management LLC, California Public Employees Retirement System, Stephens Investment Management Group LLC and Northstar Investment Advisors LLC. 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, Robinhood, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Cognex's stock price today?

One share of CGNX stock can currently be purchased for approximately $49.87.

How big of a company is Cognex?

Cognex has a market capitalization of $8.52 billion and generates $806.34 million in revenue each year. The scientific and technical instruments company earns $219.26 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.24 on an earnings per share basis. Cognex employs 2,124 workers across the globe.View Additional Information About Cognex.

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:  2.5 out of 5 (star star half star)
Outperform Votes:  442 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  459 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  901
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Cognex and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe CGNX will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe CGNX will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 12/5/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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