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NASDAQ:CGNX

Cognex - CGNX Stock Forecast, Price & News

$47.94
-0.01 (-0.02%)
(As of 08/5/2022 08:48 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$46.99
$48.62
50-Day Range
$42.25
$50.98
52-Week Range
$41.69
$92.17
Volume
1.25 million shs
Average Volume
1.06 million shs
Market Capitalization
$8.31 billion
P/E Ratio
32.84
Dividend Yield
0.54%
Price Target
$59.50

Cognex MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.54 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
24.1% Upside
$59.50 Price Target
Short Interest
Bearish
3.45% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Moderate
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-2.64
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.01mentions of Cognex in the last 14 days
Based on 43 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Acquiring Shares
$138,000 Bought Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
21.55%
From $1.16 to $1.41 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.81 out of 5 stars

Computer And Technology Sector

173rd out of 832 stocks

Process Control Instruments Industry

7th out of 16 stocks

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About Cognex (NASDAQ:CGNX) Stock

Cognex Corporation provides machine vision products that capture and analyze visual information in order 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, aspirin bottles, and automobile tires 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 consumer electronics, automotive, consumer products, food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices industries, as well as through a network of distributors and integrators. Cognex Corporation was incorporated in 1981 and is headquartered in Natick, Massachusetts.

Cognex Trading Down 0.0 %

CGNX Stock opened at $47.94 on Monday. The firm has a market cap of $8.31 billion, a P/E ratio of 32.84 and a beta of 1.66. Cognex has a 12-month low of $41.69 and a 12-month high of $92.17. The stock's 50 day simple moving average is $46.04 and its 200 day simple moving average is $58.43.

Cognex (NASDAQ:CGNX - Get Rating) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 2nd. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.41 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.36 by $0.05. Cognex had a return on equity of 19.19% and a net margin of 23.82%. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.43 earnings per share. On average, research analysts forecast that Cognex will post 1.16 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Cognex Dividend Announcement

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 2nd. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 19th will be paid a $0.065 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 18th. This represents a $0.26 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.54%. Cognex's payout ratio is 17.81%.

Analysts Set New Price Targets

Several research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Sanford C. Bernstein raised Cognex from a "market perform" rating to an "outperform" rating and set a $65.00 price target for the company in a research note on Wednesday, August 3rd. Needham & Company LLC dropped their price objective on Cognex from $80.00 to $60.00 and set a "buy" rating for the company in a research report on Monday, August 1st. Cowen lowered their price target on Cognex from $75.00 to $55.00 and set an "outperform" rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, August 3rd. Raymond James lowered their price target on Cognex from $80.00 to $75.00 and set a "strong-buy" rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, August 3rd. Finally, Stephens cut Cognex from an "overweight" rating to an "equal weight" rating and lowered their price target for the company from $80.00 to $45.00 in a report on Wednesday, August 3rd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating, six have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. According to data from MarketBeat.com, the stock currently has a consensus rating of "Moderate Buy" and an average target price of $59.50.

Insider Activity

In related news, Director Dianne M. Parrotte bought 3,000 shares of Cognex stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 12th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $46.00 per share, with a total value of $138,000.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now directly owns 3,608 shares in the company, valued at approximately $165,968. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Insiders own 4.10% of the company's stock.

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CGNX Stock News Headlines

Cognex (NASDAQ:CGNX) PT Lowered to $45.00
Cognex (NASDAQ:CGNX) Downgraded by Stephens to "Equal Weight"
Cognex (NASDAQ:CGNX) Price Target Cut to $55.00
Cognex (NASDAQ:CGNX) Price Target Lowered to $55.00 at Cowen
Cognex Reports Second Quarter 2022 Results
Cognex Q2 Profit Down; Stock Down
Cognex: Q2 Earnings Insights - Benzinga
Cognex Corporation (CGNX) Lags Q2 Earnings Estimates
Cognex (CGNX) Scheduled to Post Quarterly Earnings on Tuesday
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CGNX Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 6/3 Dividend
5/19/2022
Dividend Payable
6/03/2022
Last Earnings
8/02/2022
Today
8/07/2022
Ex-Dividend for 9/2 Dividend
8/18/2022
Dividend Payable
9/02/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
11/03/2022
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2022

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Process control instruments
Sub-Industry
Electronic Equipment & Instruments
Current Symbol
NASDAQ:CGNX
CUSIP
19242210
Employees
2,257
Year Founded
1981

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$59.50
High Stock Price Forecast
$80.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$41.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+24.1%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.54
Research Coverage
13 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$279.88 million
Pretax Margin
27.50%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$1.04 billion
Cash Flow
$1.70 per share
Book Value
$8.22 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
166,288,000
Market Cap
$8.31 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.66

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CGNX Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Cognex stock right now?

13 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Cognex in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 sell rating, 5 hold ratings, 6 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "buy" Cognex stock.
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What is Cognex's stock price forecast for 2022?

13 Wall Street analysts have issued 1 year target prices for Cognex's stock. Their CGNX stock forecasts range from $41.00 to $80.00. On average, they anticipate Cognex's share price to reach $59.50 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 24.1% from the stock's current price.
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How has Cognex's stock performed in 2022?

Cognex's stock was trading at $77.76 at the beginning of 2022. Since then, CGNX stock has decreased by 38.3% and is now trading at $47.94.
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Are investors shorting Cognex?

Cognex saw a increase in short interest in July. As of July 15th, there was short interest totaling 5,790,000 shares, an increase of 19.9% from the June 30th total of 4,830,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,220,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 4.7 days. Approximately 3.5% of the shares of the company are short sold.
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When is Cognex's next earnings date?

Cognex is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, November 3rd 2022.
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How were Cognex's earnings last quarter?

Cognex Co. (NASDAQ:CGNX) posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August, 2nd. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.41 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.36 by $0.05. Cognex had a net margin of 23.82% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 19.19%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.43 earnings per share.

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

Cognex announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, August 2nd. Investors of record on Friday, August 19th will be paid a dividend of $0.065 per share on Friday, September 2nd. This represents a $0.26 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.54%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 18th.
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Is Cognex a good dividend stock?

Cognex(NASDAQ:CGNX) pays an annual dividend of $0.26 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.54%. Cognex has been increasing its dividend for 7 consecutive years, indicating the company has a new, but growing committment to grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio of Cognex is 17.81%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Cognex will have a dividend payout ratio of 18.44% next year. This indicates that Cognex will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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When did Cognex's stock split? How did Cognex's stock split work?

Cognex's stock split on the morning of Monday, December 4th 2017. The 2-1 split was announced on Monday, October 30th 2017. The newly created 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.

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

Cognex issued an update on its third quarter 2022 earnings guidance on Tuesday, August, 2nd. The company provided EPS guidance of for the period. The company issued revenue guidance of $160.00 million-$180.00 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $290.25 million.

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

94 employees have rated Cognex CEO Robert Willett on Glassdoor.com. Robert Willett has an approval rating of 84% among Cognex'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).

What is Cognex's stock symbol?

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

Who are Cognex's major shareholders?

Cognex's stock is owned by many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Allspring Global Investments Holdings LLC (1.18%), Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (1.12%), DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale (0.68%), Front Street Capital Management Inc. (0.55%), Stephens Investment Management Group LLC (0.50%) and Royce & Associates LP (0.40%). Company insiders that own Cognex stock include Anthony Sun, Carl Gerst, Dianne M Parrotte, Eugene G Banucci, Jerry A Schneider, Jerry A Schneider, Laura Ann Macdonald, Patrick Alias, Paul Todgham, Robert Willett, Sheila Marie Dipalma 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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Cognex's stock price today?

One share of CGNX stock can currently be purchased for approximately $47.94.

How much money does Cognex make?

Cognex (NASDAQ:CGNX) has a market capitalization of $8.31 billion and generates $1.04 billion in revenue each year. The scientific and technical instruments company earns $279.88 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.46 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Cognex have?

Cognex employs 2,257 workers across the globe.

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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When was Cognex founded?

Cognex was founded in 1981.

How can I contact Cognex?

Cognex's mailing address is ONE VISION DRIVE, NATICK MA, 01760. The official website for Cognex is www.cognex.com. The scientific and technical instruments company can be reached via phone at (508) 650-3000, via email at susan.conway@cognex.com, or via fax at 508-650-3333.

This page (NASDAQ:CGNX) was last updated on 8/8/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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