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NASDAQ:CGNXCognex Stock Price, Forecast & News

$60.42
+1.37 (+2.32 %)
(As of 07/3/2020 04:00 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$59.65
Now: $60.42
$60.82
50-Day Range
$54.57
MA: $58.53
$63.11
52-Week Range
$35.20
Now: $60.42
$64.28
Volume960,450 shs
Average Volume1.21 million shs
Market Capitalization$10.37 billion
P/E Ratio54.93
Dividend Yield0.36%
Beta1.79
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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Industry, Sector and Symbol

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

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$725.63 million
Cash Flow$1.35 per share
Book Value$7.85 per share

Profitability

Net Income$203.87 million

Miscellaneous

Employees2,267
Market Cap$10.37 billion
Next Earnings Date7/29/2020 (Confirmed)
OptionableOptionable

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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 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, CGNX stock has increased by 53.4% and is now trading at $60.42. View which stocks have been most impacted by Coronavirus.

Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Cognex?

11 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Cognex in the last year. There are currently 4 sell ratings, 5 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View analyst ratings for Cognex.

When is Cognex's next earnings date?

Cognex is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, July 29th 2020. View our earnings forecast for Cognex.

How were Cognex's earnings last quarter?

Cognex Co. (NASDAQ:CGNX) announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, April, 27th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.11 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.08 by $0.03. The scientific and technical instruments company had revenue of $167.20 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $154.89 million. Cognex had a net margin of 26.58% and a return on equity of 14.96%. The company's quarterly revenue was down 3.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.17 EPS. View Cognex's earnings history.

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

Cognex declared a quarterly dividend on Monday, April 27th. Stockholders of record on Friday, May 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.055 per share on Friday, May 29th. This represents a $0.22 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.36%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 14th. View Cognex's dividend history.

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

Shares of Cognex 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 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 has approved a share buyback plan on Monday, October 29th 2018, which permits the company to repurchase $200,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to purchase up to 2.8% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are usually a sign that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued.

What price target have analysts set for CGNX?

11 brokerages have issued 1 year target prices for Cognex's stock. Their forecasts range from $36.00 to $60.00. On average, they anticipate Cognex's stock price to reach $48.90 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 19.1%. View analysts' price targets for Cognex.

Has Cognex been receiving favorable news coverage?

News stories about CGNX stock have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news 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 impact score of 0.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news coverage about the scientific and technical instruments company a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the immediate future. View the latest news about Cognex.

Are investors shorting Cognex?

Cognex saw a drop in short interest during the month of June. As of June 15th, there was short interest totaling 6,770,000 shares, a drop of 17.6% from the May 31st total of 8,220,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,340,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 5.1 days. Approximately 4.1% of the shares of the stock are sold short. 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), 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."

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 $60.42.

How big of a company is Cognex?

Cognex has a market capitalization of $10.37 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 7/3/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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