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NASDAQ:CGNX - Cognex Stock Price, Forecast & News

$52.45
+1.54 (+3.02 %)
(As of 12/12/2019 07:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
$50.72
Now: $52.45
$52.50
50-Day Range
$49.28
MA: $51.47
$54.41
52-Week Range
$34.88
Now: $52.45
$57.31
Volume1.05 million shs
Average Volume833,835 shs
Market Capitalization$8.96 billion
P/E Ratio42.30
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$1.47 per share
Book Value$6.65 per share

Profitability

Net Income$219.26 million

Miscellaneous

Employees2,124
Market Cap$8.96 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. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 15th will be given a dividend of $0.055 per share on Friday, November 29th. This represents a $0.22 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.42%. 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?

Cognex shares split on the morning of 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 declared that its board has initiated a stock buyback program on Monday, October 29th 2018, which allows the company to buyback $200,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to repurchase up to 2.8% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are generally an indication that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Cognex's earnings last quarter?

Cognex Co. (NASDAQ:CGNX) posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, October, 28th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.24 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.21 by $0.03. The scientific and technical instruments company earned $183.33 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $177.78 million. Cognex had a net margin of 22.55% and a return on equity of 14.21%. The company's revenue for the quarter was down 21.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $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 brokerages have issued 12 month target prices for Cognex's stock. Their forecasts range from $36.00 to $60.00. On average, they expect Cognex's share price to reach $48.67 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 7.2%. 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 headlines about CGNX stock have trended negative on Thursday, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Cognex earned a news impact score of -3.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news coverage about the scientific and technical instruments company a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the immediate future. View News Stories for Cognex.

Are investors shorting Cognex?

Cognex saw a decrease in short interest in the month of November. As of November 29th, there was short interest totalling 6,350,000 shares, a decrease of 21.6% from the November 14th total of 8,100,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 841,700 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 7.5 days. Approximately 3.9% 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), Walt Disney (DIS), Micron Technology (MU), 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 institutional 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 institutional investors are buying Cognex stock?

CGNX stock was purchased 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 $52.45.

How big of a company is Cognex?

Cognex has a market capitalization of $8.96 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:  443 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  460 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  903
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 12/12/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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