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NASDAQ:CGNXCognex Stock Price, Forecast & News

$46.19
+0.56 (+1.23 %)
(As of 04/9/2020 04:00 PM ET)
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$45.36
Now: $46.19
$47.38
50-Day Range
$38.23
MA: $44.73
$53.76
52-Week Range
$35.20
Now: $46.19
$59.14
Volume953,378 shs
Average Volume1.68 million shs
Market Capitalization$7.98 billion
P/E Ratio39.48
Dividend Yield0.50%
Beta1.72
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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Analyst Opinion: 1.0Community Rank: 2.4Dividend Strength: 5.0Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

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2.25 out of 5 stars


Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Process control instruments
Sub-IndustryElectronic Equipment & Instruments
SectorComputer and Technology
Current SymbolNASDAQ:CGNX
CUSIP19242210
Phone508-650-3000

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Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$725.63 million
Cash Flow$1.38 per share
Book Value$7.85 per share

Profitability

Net Income$203.87 million

Miscellaneous

Employees2,267
Market Cap$7.98 billion
Next Earnings Date4/27/2020 (Confirmed)
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 17.2% and is now trading at $46.19. View which stocks have been most 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, April 27th 2020. View our earnings forecast for Cognex.

How can I listen to Cognex's earnings call?

Cognex will be holding an earnings conference call on Monday, April 27th at 12:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at Not Available.

How were Cognex's earnings last quarter?

Cognex Co. (NASDAQ:CGNX) issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February, 13th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.11 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' 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 analysts' expectations 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 declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, February 13th. Shareholders of record on Friday, February 28th will be given a dividend of $0.055 per share on Friday, March 13th. This represents a $0.22 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.48%. 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?

Cognex's stock split on the morning of 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.

How will Cognex's stock buyback program work?

Cognex announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock buyback plan on Monday, October 29th 2018, which permits the company to repurchase $200,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to repurchase up to 2.8% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are usually a sign that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

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

Cognex issued an update on its first quarter 2020 After-Hours earnings guidance on Thursday, February, 13th. The company provided EPS 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 brokers have issued 12 month price targets for Cognex's stock. Their forecasts range from $36.00 to $60.00. On average, they expect Cognex's share price to reach $47.67 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 3.2% from the stock's current price. View analysts' price targets for Cognex.

Has Cognex been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media stories about CGNX stock have been trending very negative recently, InfoTrie reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Cognex earned a daily sentiment score of -3.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news coverage about the scientific and technical instruments company a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near future. View the latest news aboutCognex.

Are investors shorting Cognex?

Cognex saw a decline in short interest in March. As of March 13th, there was short interest totaling 6,241,100 shares, a decline of 10.6% from the February 27th total of 6,980,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,311,500 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 4.8 days. Currently, 3.8% of the company's shares are short sold. 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), Paypal (PYPL), Arista Networks (ANET), Walt Disney (DIS), Netflix (NFLX), 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."

Who are Cognex's major shareholders?

Cognex's stock is owned by many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Kopion Asset Management LLC (0.04%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.02%), IFM Investors Pty Ltd (0.01%), Provenire Capital LLC (0.01%) and Cox Capital Mgt LLC (0.00%). Company insiders that own Cognex stock include Anthony Sun, Dianne M Parrotte, Jerry A Schneider, John J Curran, Laura Ann Macdonald, Robert Willett, Sheila Marie Dipalma 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 Kopion Asset Management LLC, and IFM Investors Pty Ltd. Company insiders that have sold Cognex company stock in the last year include Dianne M Parrotte, Jerry A Schneider, John J Curran, Laura Ann Macdonald, Robert Willett, Sheila Marie Dipalma, and Theodor Krantz. View insider buying and selling activity for Cognex.

Which institutional investors are buying Cognex stock?

CGNX stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Provenire Capital LLC, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, and Cox Capital Mgt LLC. View insider buying and selling activity 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, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.

What is Cognex's stock price today?

One share of CGNX stock can currently be purchased for approximately $46.19.

How big of a company is Cognex?

Cognex has a market capitalization of $7.98 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]

This page was last updated on 4/9/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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