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NASDAQ:CGNX - Cognex Stock Price, Forecast & News

$41.93
-0.29 (-0.69 %)
(As of 04/1/2020 11:19 AM ET)
Today's Range
$40.16
Now: $41.93
$42.36
50-Day Range
$38.23
MA: $46.58
$54.87
52-Week Range
$35.20
Now: $41.93
$59.14
Volume315,835 shs
Average Volume1.65 million shs
Market Capitalization$7.25 billion
P/E Ratio35.84
Dividend Yield0.48%
Beta1.96
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
SectorComputer and Technology
Current SymbolNASDAQ:CGNX
CUSIP19242210
Phone508-650-3000

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$725.63 million
Cash Flow$1.22 per share
Book Value$7.85 per share

Profitability

Net Income$203.87 million

Miscellaneous

Employees2,267
Market Cap$7.25 billion
Next Earnings Date5/4/2020 (Estimated)
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 Coronavirus (COVID-19) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, CGNX shares have increased by 6.4% and is now trading at $41.93. View which stocks have been mosted impacted by Coronavirus.

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 2 sell ratings, 7 hold ratings and 1 buy rating 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 Monday, May 4th 2020. View our earnings forecast for Cognex.

How were Cognex's earnings last quarter?

Cognex Co. (NASDAQ:CGNX) released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February, 13th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.11 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.13 by $0.02. The scientific and technical instruments company had revenue of $169.77 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $161.20 million. Cognex had a return on equity of 16.39% and a net margin of 28.09%. View Cognex's earnings history.

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

Cognex announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, February 13th. Investors of record on Friday, February 28th will be paid a dividend of $0.055 per share on Friday, March 13th. This represents a $0.22 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.52%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 27th. 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 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 has initiated a share buyback plan on Monday, October 29th 2018, which allows the company to repurchase $200,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to buy up to 2.8% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are often an indication that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued.

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

Cognex updated its first quarter 2020 After-Hours earnings guidance on Thursday, February, 13th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of for the period. The company issued revenue guidance of $155-170 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $177.09 million.

What price target have analysts set for CGNX?

10 analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for Cognex's stock. Their forecasts range from $36.00 to $60.00. On average, they anticipate Cognex's stock price to reach $47.67 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 13.7% from the stock's current price. View analysts' price targets for Cognex.

Has Cognex been receiving favorable news coverage?

News headlines about CGNX stock have trended very negative this week, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Cognex earned a news sentiment score of -3.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media stories about the scientific and technical instruments company a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near future. View the latest news aboutCognex.

Are investors shorting Cognex?

Cognex saw a decrease in short interest during the month of March. As of March 13th, there was short interest totaling 6,241,100 shares, a decrease of 10.6% from the February 27th total of 6,980,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,311,500 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 4.8 days. Approximately 3.8% of the shares of the company 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), Netflix (NFLX), Walt Disney (DIS), Activision Blizzard (ATVI), Micron Technology (MU), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and Baidu (BIDU).

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 $41.93.

How big of a company is Cognex?

Cognex has a market capitalization of $7.25 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. 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:  459 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  498 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  957
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 4/1/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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