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DOW   35,028.65
QQQ   366.48
S&P 500   4,532.76
DOW   35,028.65
QQQ   366.48
S&P 500   4,532.76
DOW   35,028.65
QQQ   366.48

Cognex Stock Forecast, Price & News

-0.13 (-0.19%)
(As of 01/19/2022 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
560,083 shs
Average Volume
493,307 shs
Market Capitalization
$12.17 billion
P/E Ratio
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About Cognex

Cognex Corp. engages in the provision of machine vision products that capture and analyze visual information in order to automate tasks in processes, where vision is required. The company was founded by Robert J. Shillman, William Silver and Marilyn Matz in 1981 and is headquartered in Natick, MA.


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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Process control instruments
Electronic Equipment & Instruments
Current Symbol
Year Founded

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$811.02 million
Cash Flow
$1.17 per share
Book Value
$7.23 per share


Net Income
$176.19 million
Pretax Margin




Free Float
Market Cap
$12.17 billion

Company Calendar

Last Earnings
Ex-Dividend for 12/3 Dividend
Dividend Payable
Next Earnings (Confirmed)
Fiscal Year End

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Overall MarketRank

3.22 out of 5 stars

Computer And Technology Sector

11th out of 896 stocks

Process Control Instruments Industry

1st out of 17 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 4.4Community Rank: 4.3Dividend Strength: 2.5Insider Behavior: 2.5Valuation: 2.5 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Cognex (NASDAQ:CGNX) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Cognex a buy right now?

7 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Cognex in the last year. There are currently 3 hold ratings, 3 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "buy" Cognex stock.
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How has Cognex's stock been impacted by Coronavirus?

Cognex's stock was trading at $39.40 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, CGNX shares have increased by 74.7% and is now trading at $68.85.
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Are investors shorting Cognex?

Cognex saw a decrease in short interest during the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totaling 1,580,000 shares, a decrease of 19.8% from the December 15th total of 1,970,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 667,700 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.4 days. Currently, 0.9% of the shares of the company are short sold.
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When is Cognex's next earnings date?

Cognex is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, February 17th 2022.
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How can I listen to Cognex's earnings call?

Cognex will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, February 17th at 5:00 PM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at 201-612-7415 with passcode "13725807".

How were Cognex's earnings last quarter?

Cognex Co. (NASDAQ:CGNX) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November, 4th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.40 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.41 by $0.01. The scientific and technical instruments company earned $284.85 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $288.32 million. Cognex had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 20.91% and a net margin of 29.08%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 13.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.49 EPS.
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How often does Cognex pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Cognex?

Cognex declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, November 4th. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 19th will be paid a dividend of $0.065 per share on Friday, December 3rd. This represents a $0.26 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.38%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 18th. This is a boost from Cognex's previous quarterly dividend of $0.06.
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Is Cognex a good dividend stock?

Cognex pays an annual dividend of $0.26 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.38%. Cognex has been increasing its dividend for 6 consecutive years, indicating the company has a new, but growing committment to grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio of Cognex is 15.76%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Cognex will have a dividend payout ratio of 17.93% next year. This indicates that Cognex will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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When did Cognex's stock split? How did Cognex's stock split work?

Cognex's stock split on Monday, December 4th 2017. The 2-1 split was announced on Monday, October 30th 2017. The newly issued shares were payable 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.

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

Cognex updated its fourth quarter 2021 earnings guidance on Thursday, December, 2nd. The company provided earnings per share guidance of for the period. The company issued revenue guidance of $210 million-$230 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $249.48 million.

What price target have analysts set for CGNX?

7 brokerages have issued 12 month target prices for Cognex's stock. Their forecasts range from $83.00 to $110.00. On average, they expect Cognex's stock price to reach $95.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 38.0% from the stock's current price.
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Who are Cognex's key executives?

Cognex's management team includes the following people:
  • Robert J. Willett, President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
  • Paul D. Todgham, Chief Financial Officer & Senior VP-Finance (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Patrick A. Alias, Non-Executive Director & Senior Vice President
  • Laura A. MacDonald, Vice President & Controller
  • Carl Gerst, Vice President & Business Unit Manager-ID Products

What is Robert Willett's approval rating as Cognex's CEO?

94 employees have rated Cognex CEO Robert Willett on Glassdoor.com. Robert Willett has an approval rating of 84% among Cognex's employees.

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), PayPal (PYPL), Netflix (NFLX), Micron Technology (MU), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Arista Networks (ANET), Activision Blizzard (ATVI), Square (SQ) and Walt Disney (DIS).

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 many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Riverbridge Partners LLC (0.32%), Welch & Forbes LLC (0.18%), Copeland Capital Management LLC (0.09%), Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (0.03%), DNB Asset Management AS (0.02%) and State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.01%). Company insiders that own Cognex stock include Anthony Sun, Carl Gerst, Dianne M Parrotte, Eugene G Banucci, Jerry A Schneider, Jerry A Schneider, Patrick Alias, Paul Todgham, 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 Kopion Asset Management LLC, IBM Retirement Fund, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Icon Wealth Partners LLC, IFM Investors Pty Ltd, and Redpoint Investment Management Pty Ltd. Company insiders that have sold Cognex company stock in the last year include Anthony Sun, Carl Gerst, Dianne M Parrotte, Jerry A Schneider, Patrick Alias, and Paul Todgham.
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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 Riverbridge Partners LLC, LRT Capital Management LLC, Pendal Group Ltd, Welch & Forbes LLC, Copeland Capital Management LLC, Crossmark Global Holdings Inc., Lindbrook Capital LLC, and DNB Asset Management AS.
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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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Cognex's stock price today?

One share of CGNX stock can currently be purchased for approximately $68.85.

How much money does Cognex make?

Cognex has a market capitalization of $12.17 billion and generates $811.02 million in revenue each year. The scientific and technical instruments company earns $176.19 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.65 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Cognex have?

Cognex employs 2,055 workers across the globe.

Does Cognex have any subsidiaries?

The following companies are subsidiares of Cognex: *CHIARO TECHNOLOGIES, AQSENSE, AssistWare Technology, Cognex Asia Inc., Cognex Canada Inc., Cognex Canada Technology Inc., Cognex Distribution, Cognex EnShape GmbH, Cognex Europe B.V., Cognex Europe Inc., Cognex Foreign Sales Corporation, Cognex Germany Aachen GmbH, Cognex Germany Inc., Cognex Goruntu Sistemleri Satis ve Ticaret Limited Sirketi, Cognex Hungary Kft., Cognex International Inc., Cognex Ireland Ltd., Cognex K.K., Cognex Korea Inc., Cognex Ltd., Cognex Mexico S.R.L.C.V., Cognex Poland z.o.o, Cognex Representacao Comercial E Participacoes Ltda., Cognex Sensors India Private Limited, Cognex Service Inc, Cognex Service Ltd., Cognex Singapore Inc., Cognex Switzerland GmbH, Cognex Taiwan Inc., Cognex Technology and Investment LLC, Cognex UK Ltd., Cognex Vietnam Company Ltd., Cognex Vision Inspection System (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., Cognex Vision Spain S.L.U., Enshape, One Vision Drive LLC, ViDi Systems, Vision Drive Inc., and Webscan Inc.

When was Cognex founded?

Cognex was founded in 1981.

What is Cognex's official website?

The official website for Cognex is www.cognex.com.

Where are Cognex's headquarters?

Cognex is headquartered at ONE VISION DRIVE, NATICK MA, 01760.

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, via email at [email protected], or via fax at 508-650-3333.

This page was last updated on 1/20/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff


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