NASDAQ:CGNX - Cognex Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $41.40 -0.20 (-0.48 %) (As of 01/16/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$41.60Today's Range$41.28 - $42.1152-Week Range$34.88 - $70.00Volume1.27 million shsAverage Volume1.37 million shsMarket Capitalization$7.13 billionP/E Ratio28.55Dividend Yield0.47%Beta1.79 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst 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. The company offers machine vision products, which are used to automate the manufacturing and tracking of discrete items, such as mobile phones, aspirin bottles, and automobile tires by locating, identifying, inspecting, and measuring them during the manufacturing or distribution process. Its products include VisionPro, a software suite that provides various vision tools for programming; displacement sensors with vision software for use in 3D application; In-Sight vision systems that perform various vision tasks, including part location, identification, measurement, assembly verification, and robotic guidance; In-Sight vision sensors; ID products, including DataMan barcode readers and barcode verifiers, as well as vision-enabled mobile terminals for industrial barcode reading applications; and barcode scanning software development kits. The company 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. Cognex Corporation 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 Webwww.cognex.com Phone508-650-3000Debt Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A Current Ratio7.18 Quick Ratio6.34Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio28.55 Forward P/E Ratio34.50 P/E Growth2.11 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$747.95 million Price / Sales9.53 Cash Flow$1.6009 per share Price / Cash Flow25.86 Book Value$6.33 per share Price / Book6.54Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.45 Net Income$177.17 million Net Margins18.52% Return on Equity20.88% Return on Assets17.82%Miscellaneous Employees1,771 Outstanding Shares172,190,000Market Cap$7.13 billion 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, October 29th. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 16th will be given a dividend of $0.05 per share on Friday, November 30th. This represents a $0.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.48%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 15th. This is an increase from Cognex's previous quarterly dividend of $0.05. View Cognex's Dividend History. When did Cognex's stock split? How did Cognex's stock split work? Shares of Cognex split on Monday, December 4th 2017. The 2-1 split was announced on Monday, October 30th 2017. The newly created shares were distributed 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 declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a share buyback program on Monday, October 29th 2018, which authorizes the company to buyback $200,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to repurchase up to 2.8% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are generally a sign that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued. How were Cognex's earnings last quarter? Cognex Co. (NASDAQ:CGNX) issued its earnings results on Monday, October, 29th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.45 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.37 by $0.08. The scientific and technical instruments company had revenue of $232.22 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $227.15 million. Cognex had a net margin of 18.52% and a return on equity of 20.88%. The business's quarterly revenue was down 12.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $1.14 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, February 11th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Cognex. What guidance has Cognex issued on next quarter's earnings? Cognex issued an update on its fourth quarter 2018 earnings guidance on Monday, October, 29th. The company provided EPS guidance of for the period. The company issued revenue guidance of $180-190 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $200.09 million. What price target have analysts set for CGNX? 12 brokers have issued 1 year target prices for Cognex's shares. Their predictions range from $40.00 to $80.00. On average, they expect Cognex's share price to reach $51.4636 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 24.3% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Cognex. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Cognex? 12 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Cognex in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 5 hold ratings and 6 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Cognex. Has Cognex been receiving favorable news coverage? Press coverage about CGNX stock has trended somewhat negative this week, according to InfoTrie. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Cognex earned a daily sentiment score of -1.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media stories about the scientific and technical instruments company a news buzz of 5.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near future. Who are some of Cognex's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Cognex include Roper Technologies (ROP), Fortive (FTV), Keysight Technologies (KEYS), Sensata Technologies (ST), MKS Instruments (MKSI), Esterline Technologies (ESL), Orbotech (ORBK), Mesa Laboratories (MLAB), Rudolph Technologies (RTEC), Hurco Companies (HURC), Clearsign Combustion (CLIR), Hickok (HICKA), International Isotopes (INIS), Sypris Solutions (SYPR) and Electro-Sensors (ELSE). Who are Cognex's key executives? Cognex's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Robert J. Willett, CEO, Pres & Exec. Director (Age 50)Mr. John J. Curran, Sr. VP of Fin. & Admin., Treasurer and CFO (Age 52)Mr. Richard A. Morin, Sr. VP & Sec. (Age 68)Ms. Sheila DiPalma, Sr. VP of Corp. Employee Services & Corp. Officer (Age 51)Dr. Robert J. Shillman, Founder, Exec. Chairman & Chief Culture Officer (Age 71) Who are Cognex's major shareholders? Cognex's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Riverbridge Partners LLC (0.31%), Retirement Systems of Alabama (0.15%), Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (0.03%), DNB Asset Management AS (0.01%) and First Hawaiian Bank (0.00%). 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 DNB Asset Management AS, Riverbridge Partners LLC, Retirement Systems of Alabama, Louisiana State Employees Retirement System and First Hawaiian Bank. Company insiders that have sold Cognex company stock in the last year include Anthony Sun and Jerry A Schneider. 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 $41.40. How big of a company is Cognex? Cognex has a market capitalization of $7.13 billion and generates $747.95 million in revenue each year. The scientific and technical instruments company earns $177.17 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.45 on an earnings per share basis. Cognex employs 1,771 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: 381 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 374 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 755MarketBeat'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 1/16/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What are the Benefits of Index Funds?