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NASDAQ:CGNX - Cognex Stock Price, Forecast & News

$54.53
+0.54 (+1.00 %)
(As of 12/15/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
$53.63
Now: $54.53
$55.01
50-Day Range
$49.28
MA: $51.54
$54.52
52-Week Range
$34.88
Now: $54.53
$57.31
Volume1.46 million shs
Average Volume798,722 shs
Market Capitalization$9.32 billion
P/E Ratio43.98
Dividend Yield0.41%
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$1.42 per share
Book Value$6.65 per share

Profitability

Net Income$219.26 million

Miscellaneous

Employees2,124
Market Cap$9.32 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 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.40%. 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 before market open 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 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 has approved a share 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 buy up to 2.8% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are typically an indication that the company's board of directors believes its shares are 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 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.21 by $0.03. The scientific and technical instruments company had revenue of $183.33 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $177.78 million. Cognex had a return on equity of 14.21% and a net margin of 22.55%. Cognex's revenue was down 21.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company 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?

10 equities research analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for Cognex's shares. Their forecasts range from $36.00 to $60.00. On average, they anticipate Cognex's stock price to reach $49.00 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 10.1%. View Analyst Price Targets for Cognex.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Cognex?

10 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Cognex in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 8 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?

Media stories about CGNX stock have trended neutral on Sunday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Cognex earned a news sentiment score of 0.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave headlines about the scientific and technical instruments company a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating 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 decline in short interest in November. As of November 29th, there was short interest totalling 6,350,000 shares, a decline of 21.6% from the November 14th total of 8,100,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 841,700 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 7.5 days. Approximately 3.9% of the company's shares 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 many different of retail and institutional 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 acquired 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 $54.53.

How big of a company is Cognex?

Cognex has a market capitalization of $9.32 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:  2.4 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  443 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  462 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  905
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 12/15/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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