NASDAQ:CGNX - Cognex Stock Price, Price Target & More Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $44.43 -0.52 (-1.16 %) (As of 07/23/2018 11:19 AM ET)Previous Close$44.86Today's Range$43.83 - $44.8652-Week Range$39.90 - $72.99Volume20,752 shsAverage Volume956,129 shsMarket Capitalization$7.77 billionP/E Ratio30.23Dividend Yield0.40%Beta1.59 Company ProfileFinancialsAnalyst RatingsDividend HistoryEarnings HistoryInsider TradesHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial MediaChart 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 SymbolNASDAQ:CGNX CUSIP19242210 Webwww.cognex.com Phone508-650-3000 Debt Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A Current Ratio5.93 Quick Ratio5.08 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio30.23 Forward P/E Ratio38.30 P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$747.95 million Price / Sales10.27 Cash Flow$1.5817 per share Price / Cash28.09 Book Value$6.33 per share Price / Book7.02 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.45 Net Income$177.17 million Net Margins21.56% Return on Equity23.08% Return on Assets20.22% Miscellaneous Employees1,771 Outstanding Shares172,950,000Market Cap$7,774.03 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 announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, April 30th. Investors of record on Friday, May 18th will be given a dividend of $0.045 per share on Friday, June 1st. This represents a $0.18 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.41%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 17th. 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 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 of Directors has initiated a share repurchase plan on Friday, February 16th 2018, which permits the company to repurchase $150,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are typically a sign that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued. How were Cognex's earnings last quarter? Cognex Co. (NASDAQ:CGNX) issued its earnings results on Thursday, February, 15th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.30 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.25 by $0.05. The scientific and technical instruments company earned $180.37 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $178.75 million. Cognex had a net margin of 21.56% and a return on equity of 23.08%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 39.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.20 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, 30th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Cognex. What price target have analysts set for CGNX? 9 analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for Cognex's shares. Their predictions range from $40.00 to $80.00. On average, they expect Cognex's share price to reach $57.4167 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 29.2% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Ratings 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 1 sell rating, 3 hold ratings and 5 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." 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), Orbotech (ORBK), Esterline Technologies (ESL), Rudolph Technologies (RTEC), Mesa Laboratories (MLAB), Hurco Companies (HURC), Universal Detection Technology (UNDT), Clearsign Combustion (CLIR), Sypris Solutions (SYPR), International Isotopes (INIS) and Elbit Vision Systems (EVSNF). Who are Cognex's key executives? Cognex's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Robert J. Willett, CEO, Pres, Exec. Director & Pres of Modular Vision Systems Division (Age 50)Mr. John J. Curran, Exec. 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) Has Cognex been receiving favorable news coverage? Media headlines about CGNX stock have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Cognex earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern's scale. They also assigned news articles about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 45.86 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near future. Who are Cognex's major shareholders? Cognex's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include American Capital Management Inc. (0.93%), Fred Alger Management Inc. (0.70%), Handelsbanken Fonder AB (0.32%), Welch & Forbes LLC (0.24%), Riverbridge Partners LLC (0.21%) and Westpac Banking Corp (0.05%). Company insiders that own Cognex stock include Anthony Sun, Bruce Robinson J, Jeffrey Benjamin Miller, Jerry A Schneider, John J Curran, Patrick Alias, Richard Morin, Robert Willett and Theodor Krantz. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Cognex. Which institutional investors are selling Cognex stock? CGNX stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V., Essex Investment Management Co. LLC, Sit Investment Associates Inc., Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan and Riverbridge Partners LLC. Company insiders that have sold Cognex company stock in the last year include Anthony Sun, Bruce Robinson J, Jeffrey Benjamin Miller, Jerry A Schneider, John J Curran, Patrick Alias, Robert Willett and Theodor Krantz. View Insider Buying and Selling for Cognex. Which institutional investors are buying Cognex stock? CGNX stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Fred Alger Management Inc., Welch & Forbes LLC, Bellecapital International Ltd., DnB Asset Management AS, Pennsylvania Trust Co, Exane Derivatives, Whittier Trust Co. and Bank of Montreal Can. 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 $44.43. How big of a company is Cognex? Cognex has a market capitalization of $7.77 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. 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: 2.6 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 326 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 309 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 635MarketBeat'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. 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