NASDAQ:CGNX - Cognex Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $44.01 -0.93 (-2.07 %) (As of 05/19/2019 12:33 PM ET)Previous Close$44.01Today's Range$43.87 - $45.0752-Week Range$34.88 - $59.18Volume1.09 million shsAverage Volume1.54 million shsMarket Capitalization$7.55 billionP/E Ratio35.49Dividend Yield0.45%Beta1.95 ProfileAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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. Receive CGNX News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for CGNX and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry Process control instruments Sub-IndustryElectronic Equipment & Instruments SectorComputer and Technology Current SymbolNASDAQ:CGNX Previous Symbol CUSIP19242210 CIK851205 Webwww.cognex.com Phone508-650-3000Debt Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A Current Ratio8.31 Quick Ratio7.46Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio35.49 Forward P/E Ratio43.15 P/E Growth2.89 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$806.34 million Price / Sales9.36 Cash Flow$1.4101 per share Price / Cash Flow31.21 Book Value$6.93 per share Price / Book6.35Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.24 Net Income$219.26 million Net Margins26.55% Return on Equity18.90% Return on Assets16.41%Miscellaneous Employees2,124 Outstanding Shares171,540,000Market Cap$7.55 billion Next Earnings Date7/29/2019 (Estimated) OptionableOptionable 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 declared a quarterly dividend on Monday, April 29th. Shareholders of record on Friday, May 17th will be given a dividend of $0.05 per share on Friday, May 31st. This represents a $0.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.45%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 16th. View Cognex's Dividend History. When did Cognex's stock split? How did Cognex's stock split work? Cognex's stock split before market open on 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 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 stock buyback plan on Monday, October 29th 2018, which permits the company to buyback $200,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to repurchase up to 2.8% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans 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) issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, April, 29th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.19 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.16 by $0.03. The scientific and technical instruments company earned $173.50 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $172.16 million. Cognex had a return on equity of 18.90% and a net margin of 26.55%. Cognex's quarterly revenue was up 2.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.21 earnings per share. View Cognex's Earnings History. When is Cognex's next earnings date? Cognex is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, July 29th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Cognex. What guidance has Cognex issued on next quarter's earnings? Cognex issued an update on its second quarter 2019 earnings guidance on Monday, April, 29th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of for the period. The company issued revenue guidance of $190-200 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $223.04 million. What price target have analysts set for CGNX? 9 analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for Cognex's stock. Their predictions range from $46.00 to $57.00. On average, they expect Cognex's stock price to reach $51.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 15.9% from the stock's current price. 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 7 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings 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 been trending positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Cognex earned a news impact score of 2.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media stories about the scientific and technical instruments company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next several days. Who are some of Cognex's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Cognex include Fortive (FTV), Keysight Technologies (KEYS), Sensata Technologies (ST), MKS Instruments (MKSI), Orbotech (ORBK), Mesa Laboratories (MLAB), Rudolph Technologies (RTEC), Hurco Companies (HURC), Hickok (HICKA), Clearsign Combustion (CLIR), International Isotopes (INIS), Sypris Solutions (SYPR), Electro-Sensors (ELSE), Schmitt Industries (SMIT) and Winland (WELX). 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), Micron Technology (MU), Activision Blizzard (ATVI), Arista Networks (ANET), Paypal (PYPL), Walt Disney (DIS), Intel (INTC) and Baidu (BIDU). 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 retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (9.91%), Janus Henderson Group PLC (3.12%), Eagle Asset Management Inc. (2.20%), Neuberger Berman Group LLC (1.96%), Carillon Tower Advisers Inc. (1.73%) and Artisan Partners Limited Partnership (1.52%). Company insiders that own Cognex stock include Anthony Sun, Bruce Robinson J, Jeffrey Benjamin Miller, Jerry A Schneider, John J Curran, Patrick Alias, Robert Willett 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 Wellington Management Group LLP, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., BlackRock Inc., Pictet Asset Management Ltd., TimesSquare Capital Management LLC, First Trust Advisors LP, Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Company LTD and Renaissance Technologies LLC. Company insiders that have sold Cognex company stock in the last year include Anthony Sun, Jerry A Schneider, John J Curran and Theodor Krantz. View Insider Buying and Selling for Cognex. Which major investors are buying Cognex stock? CGNX stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Janus Henderson Group PLC, Artisan Partners Limited Partnership, Fiera Capital Corp, Lazard Asset Management LLC, Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc., Scout Investments Inc., Carillon Tower Advisers Inc. and New York State Common Retirement Fund. 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, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is Cognex's stock price today? One share of CGNX stock can currently be purchased for approximately $44.01. How big of a company is Cognex? Cognex has a market capitalization of $7.55 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. 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 ( )Outperform Votes: 407 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 405 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 812MarketBeat'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. 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