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Cognex Stock Forecast, Price & News

+1.28 (+1.66 %)
(As of 03/5/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $78.34
50-Day Range
MA: $85.42
52-Week Range
Now: $78.34
Volume696,395 shs
Average Volume834,663 shs
Market Capitalization$13.79 billion
P/E Ratio73.91
Dividend Yield0.30%
Cognex Corporation provides machine vision products that capture and analyze visual information in order to automate manufacturing and distribution tasks worldwide. Its machine vision products 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 deep learning vision 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; the In-Sight product line of vision systems and sensors. 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 consumer electronics, automotive, consumer products, food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices industries, 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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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Process control instruments
Sub-IndustryElectronic Equipment & Instruments
Current SymbolNASDAQ:CGNX
Year FoundedN/A



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$725.63 million
Cash Flow$1.23 per share
Book Value$7.85 per share


Net Income$203.87 million


Market Cap$13.79 billion
Next Earnings Date4/26/2021 (Estimated)


Overall MarketRank

1.90 out of 5 stars

Computer And Technology Sector

132nd out of 1,526 stocks

Process Control Instruments Industry

6th out of 25 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 1.1Community Rank: 2.4Dividend Strength: 2.5Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
+1.28 (+1.66 %)
(As of 03/5/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Cognex (NASDAQ:CGNX) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Cognex a buy right now?

10 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Cognex in the last twelve months. There are currently 3 sell ratings, 3 hold ratings and 4 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "hold" Cognex stock. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in CGNX, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than Cognex?

Wall Street analysts have given Cognex a "Hold" rating, but there may be better short-term opportunities in the market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new trading ideas, but Cognex wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five stocks may be even better buys.
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When is Cognex's next earnings date?

Cognex is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, April 26th 2021.
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How were Cognex's earnings last quarter?

Cognex Co. (NASDAQ:CGNX) announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February, 10th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.32 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.29 by $0.03. Cognex had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 13.45% and a net margin of 24.72%.
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How has Cognex's stock been impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

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 98.8% and is now trading at $78.34.
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How often does Cognex pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Cognex?

Cognex announced a quarterly dividend on Saturday, February 13th. Investors of record on Friday, February 26th will be given a dividend of $0.06 per share on Friday, March 12th. This represents a $0.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.31%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 25th.
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Is Cognex a good dividend stock?

Cognex pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.30%. Cognex has been increasing its dividend for 5 consecutive years, indicating the company has a new, but growing committment to grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio of Cognex is 20.69%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Cognex will have a dividend payout ratio of 20.17% 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?

Shares of Cognex split on Monday, December 4th 2017. The 2-1 split was announced on Monday, October 30th 2017. The newly minted 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.

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

Cognex updated its first quarter 2021 After-Hours earnings guidance on Thursday, February, 11th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of for the period. The company issued revenue guidance of $225-245 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $194.23 million.

What price target have analysts set for CGNX?

10 brokerages have issued 12-month price objectives for Cognex's shares. Their forecasts range from $40.00 to $105.00. On average, they anticipate Cognex's share price to reach $68.78 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 12.2%.
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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 74, Pay $216.48k)
  • Mr. Robert J. Willett, CEO, Pres & Exec. Director (Age 53, Pay $442.51k)
  • Ms. Sheila M. DiPalma CPA, Sr. VP of Corp. Employee Services & Corp. Officer (Age 54, Pay $320.63k)
  • Ms. Laura Ann MacDonald, VP & Corp. Controller (Age 52, Pay $393.46k)
  • Mr. Paul Todgham, Sr. VP of Fin. & CFO
  • Ms. Susan Conway, Sr. Director of Investor Relations
  • Mr. Todd Keebaug, VP of Legal Services
  • Ms. Robin Pratt, Corp. Communications Contractor
  • Mr. Didier Lacroix, Sr. VP Worldwide Sales & Marketing
  • Mr. E. John McGarry, Sr. VP of R&D (Age 64)

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.

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), Netflix (NFLX), Micron Technology (MU), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Arista Networks (ANET), Activision Blizzard (ATVI), Square (SQ) and The 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 a variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (10.63%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (6.91%), Brown Capital Management LLC (5.19%), Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (3.51%), Alliancebernstein L.P. (2.67%) and Artisan Partners Limited Partnership (1.74%). Company insiders that own Cognex stock include Anthony Sun, Carl Gerst, Dianne M Parrotte, Eugene G Banucci, Jerry A Schneider, John J Curran, Laura Ann Macdonald, Patrick Alias, 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 Janus Henderson Group PLC, Artisan Partners Limited Partnership, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc., Morgan Stanley, Lazard Asset Management LLC, Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD, Brown Capital Management LLC, and Fort Pitt Capital Group LLC. Company insiders that have sold Cognex company stock in the last year include Anthony Sun, Carl Gerst, Dianne M Parrotte, Eugene G Banucci, Jerry A Schneider, Patrick Alias, Robert Willett, Sheila Marie Dipalma, and Theodor Krantz.
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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 Norges Bank, BlackRock Inc., Schroder Investment Management Group, Schroder Investment Management Group, Nuveen Asset Management LLC, Nordea Investment Management AB, National Pension Service, and Lord Abbett & CO. LLC.
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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 $78.34.

How much money does Cognex make?

Cognex has a market capitalization of $13.79 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.

How many employees does Cognex have?

Cognex employs 2,267 workers across the globe.

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 or via email at [email protected]

This page was last updated on 3/7/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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