NASDAQ:CGNX - Cognex Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $41.40 -2.52 (-5.74 %) (As of 12/9/2018 03:48 PM ET)Previous Close$41.40Today's Range$41.31 - $43.929952-Week Range$36.16 - $70.00Volume1.47 million shsAverage Volume1.35 million shsMarket Capitalization$7.13 billionP/E Ratio28.55Dividend Yield0.48%Beta1.9 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 Phone508-650-3000 Debt Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A Current Ratio7.18 Quick Ratio6.34 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio28.55 Forward P/E Ratio34.50 P/E Growth2.3 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$747.95 million Price / Sales9.53 Cash Flow$1.6003 per share Price / Cash Flow25.87 Book Value$6.33 per share Price / Book6.54 Profitability 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 announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, October 29th. Shareholders 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 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.48%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 15th. This is a positive change 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 the morning of Monday, December 4th 2017. The 2-1 split was announced on Monday, October 30th 2017. The newly issued 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 declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock buyback plan on Monday, October 29th 2018, which allows the company to buyback $200,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to reacquire up to 2.8% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are typically an indication that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued. How were Cognex's earnings last quarter? Cognex Co. (NASDAQ:CGNX) posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, October, 29th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.45 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.37 by $0.08. The scientific and technical instruments company earned $232.22 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $227.15 million. Cognex had a return on equity of 20.88% and a net margin of 18.52%. The company's quarterly revenue was down 12.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.14 EPS. View Cognex's Earnings History. When is Cognex's next earnings date? Cognex is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, February 21st 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 earnings per share 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 Wall Street analysts have issued 12-month target prices for Cognex's stock. Their forecasts range from $40.00 to $80.00. On average, they anticipate Cognex's share price to reach $51.2818 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 23.9% 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? News coverage about CGNX stock has been trending positive recently, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. InfoTrie identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news 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 news sentiment score of 2.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media stories about the scientific and technical instruments company a news buzz of 3.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next few days. Are investors shorting Cognex? Cognex saw a increase in short interest in November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 11,419,412 shares, an increase of 21.7% from the October 31st total of 9,379,693 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,615,058 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 7.1 days. Approximately 7.0% of the shares of the stock are short sold. View Cognex's Current Options Chain. Who are some of Cognex's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Cognex include 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), Universal Detection Technology (UNDT), 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 variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (10.36%), Vanguard Group Inc. (8.58%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (4.95%), Janus Henderson Group PLC (2.86%), Neuberger Berman Group LLC (2.07%) and Eagle Asset Management Inc. (1.91%). 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 Deutsche Bank AG, Pictet Asset Management Ltd., Renaissance Technologies LLC, FMR LLC, JPMorgan Chase & Co., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp and Pinnacle Associates Ltd.. 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. Which major investors are buying Cognex stock? CGNX stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Alliancebernstein L.P., Standard Life Aberdeen plc, Standard Life Aberdeen plc, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Nordea Investment Management AB, Riverbridge Partners LLC, DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale and Neuberger Berman Group LLC. 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: 378 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 368 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 746MarketBeat'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. 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