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NASDAQ:CGNXCognex Stock Price, Forecast & News

$68.64
+1.37 (+2.04 %)
(As of 08/5/2020 04:00 PM ET)
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$67.27
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$56.00
MA: $61.71
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52-Week Range
$35.20
Now: $68.64
$68.93
Volume962,219 shs
Average Volume1.16 million shs
Market Capitalization$11.88 billion
P/E Ratio84.74
Dividend Yield0.33%
Beta1.81
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. The company offers VisionPro software, a suite of patented vision tools for advanced programming; Cognex Designer that allows customers to build vision applications with a graphical flowchart-based programming environment; and Cognex ViDi, a deep learning-based image analysis software. It also provides general-purpose vision systems for vision tasks, including part location, identification, measurement, assembly verification, and robotic guidance; and vision sensors for vision applications, such as checking the presence and size of parts comprising In-Sight product line of vision systems and a range of 3D vision systems. In addition, the company offers ID products comprising DataMan image-based barcode readers and barcode verifiers, as well as vision-enabled mobile terminals for industrial barcode reading applications. It 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. The company was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Natick, Massachusetts.
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Analyst Opinion: 1.0Community Rank: 2.4Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

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1.91 out of 5 stars


Industry, Sector and Symbol

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

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Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$725.63 million
Cash Flow$1.36 per share
Book Value$7.95 per share

Profitability

Net Income$203.87 million

Miscellaneous

Employees2,267
Market Cap$11.88 billion
Next Earnings Date10/26/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable
$68.64
+1.37 (+2.04 %)
(As of 08/5/2020 04:00 PM ET)
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Cognex (NASDAQ:CGNX) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Cognex's stock been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

Cognex's stock was trading at $39.40 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 (Coronavirus) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, CGNX shares have increased by 74.2% and is now trading at $68.64.
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Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Cognex?

10 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Cognex in the last year. There are currently 3 sell ratings, 5 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold."
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When is Cognex's next earnings date?

Cognex is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, October 26th 2020.
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How were Cognex's earnings last quarter?

Cognex Co. (NASDAQ:CGNX) issued its earnings results on Wednesday, July, 29th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported ($0.01) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.10 by $0.11. The scientific and technical instruments company earned $169.10 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $149.90 million. Cognex had a return on equity of 10.67% and a net margin of 20.50%. Cognex's revenue for the quarter was down 15.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.27 earnings per share.
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How often does Cognex pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Cognex?

Cognex announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, July 29th. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 14th will be given a dividend of $0.055 per share on Friday, August 28th. This represents a $0.22 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.32%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 13th.
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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 minted shares were issued 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 of Directors has initiated a share buyback program on Monday, October 29th 2018, which allows the company to buyback $200,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to reacquire up to 2.8% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are often a sign that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued.

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

Cognex issued an update on its third quarter 2020 After-Hours earnings guidance on Wednesday, July, 29th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of for the period. The company issued revenue guidance of $200-220 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $178.29 million.

What price target have analysts set for CGNX?

10 analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for Cognex's shares. Their forecasts range from $40.00 to $60.00. On average, they expect Cognex's share price to reach $52.11 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 24.1%.
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Has Cognex been receiving favorable news coverage?

News articles about CGNX stock have trended neutral recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies negative and positive press 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 positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Cognex earned a media sentiment score of 0.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news articles about the scientific and technical instruments company a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near term.
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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), Arista Networks (ANET), Paypal (PYPL), Micron Technology (MU), Netflix (NFLX), Walt Disney (DIS), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Activision Blizzard (ATVI) and Skyworks Solutions (SWKS).

Who are Cognex's key executives?

Cognex's management team includes the following 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

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 a number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (1.38%), Principal Financial Group Inc. (0.65%), Ardevora Asset Management LLP (0.49%), Swiss National Bank (0.39%), Beacon Investment Advisory Services Inc. (0.30%) and Riverbridge Partners LLC (0.27%). 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.
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Which major investors are selling Cognex stock?

CGNX stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including First Trust Advisors LP, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc., Ardevora Asset Management LLP, Vident Investment Advisory LLC, Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A., Vident Investment Advisory LLC, Northstar Investment Advisors LLC, and Welch & Forbes LLC. Company insiders that have sold Cognex company stock in the last year include Dianne M Parrotte, Jerry A Schneider, Laura Ann Macdonald, Robert Willett, Sheila Marie Dipalma, and Theodor Krantz.
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Which major investors are buying Cognex stock?

CGNX stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including MERIAN GLOBAL INVESTORS UK Ltd, Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Raymond James & Associates, SG Americas Securities LLC, Principal Financial Group Inc., NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V., NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V., and Strs Ohio.
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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 $68.64.

How big of a company is Cognex?

Cognex has a market capitalization of $11.88 billion and generates $725.63 million in revenue each year. The scientific and technical instruments company earns $203.87 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.16 on an earnings per share basis. Cognex employs 2,267 workers across the globe.

What is Cognex's official website?

The official website for Cognex is 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]

This page was last updated on 8/5/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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