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NASDAQ:CGNX - Cognex Stock Price, Forecast & News

$50.45
-2.30 (-4.36 %)
(As of 02/21/2020 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
$49.96
Now: $50.45
$52.12
50-Day Range
$50.45
MA: $54.85
$58.64
52-Week Range
$39.98
Now: $50.45
$59.14
Volume2.10 million shs
Average Volume1.03 million shs
Market Capitalization$8.71 billion
P/E Ratio43.12
Dividend Yield0.42%
Beta2.07
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. Read More…

Industry, Sector and Symbol

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

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$725.63 million
Cash Flow$1.26 per share
Book Value$7.85 per share

Profitability

Net Income$203.87 million

Miscellaneous

Employees2,124
Market Cap$8.71 billion
Next Earnings Date5/4/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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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 Thursday, February 13th. Investors of record on Friday, February 28th will be paid a dividend of $0.055 per share on Friday, March 13th. This represents a $0.22 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.44%. 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 before market open on 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 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 declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a share repurchase 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 buy up to 2.8% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are usually an indication that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Cognex's earnings last quarter?

Cognex Co. (NASDAQ:CGNX) posted its earnings results on Thursday, February, 13th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.11 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.13 by $0.02. The scientific and technical instruments company earned $169.77 million during 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.

When is Cognex's next earnings date?

Cognex is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, May 4th 2020. View Earnings Estimates for Cognex.

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 earnings per share 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 Wall Street analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for Cognex's stock. Their forecasts range from $36.00 to $60.00. On average, they expect Cognex's stock price to reach $49.11 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 2.7%. View Analyst Price Targets for Cognex.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Cognex?

10 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Cognex in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 8 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Cognex.

Has Cognex been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media coverage about CGNX stock has been trending negative recently, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Cognex earned a news sentiment score of -2.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave headlines about the scientific and technical instruments company a news buzz of 2.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is very unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next several days. View News Stories for Cognex.

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), Netflix (NFLX), Walt Disney (DIS), Micron Technology (MU), Activision Blizzard (ATVI), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and Baidu (BIDU).

Who are Cognex's key executives?

Cognex's management team includes the folowing 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

Who are Cognex's major shareholders?

Cognex's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Wealth Quarterback LLC (111.48%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (7.40%), State Street Corp (3.10%), Janus Henderson Group PLC (2.92%), Fred Alger Management LLC (2.54%) and Eagle Asset Management Inc. (2.21%). 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 major investors are selling Cognex stock?

CGNX stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Goldman Sachs Group Inc., DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale, AXA, Janus Henderson Group PLC, New York State Common Retirement Fund, Bamco Inc. NY, BRITISH COLUMBIA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Corp and Pinnacle Associates 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 for Cognex.

Which major investors are buying Cognex stock?

CGNX stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Wealth Quarterback LLC, Fred Alger Management LLC, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Beacon Investment Advisory Services Inc., Barclays PLC, Jennison Associates LLC, Pictet Asset Management Ltd. and FMR 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, Robinhood, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Cognex's stock price today?

One share of CGNX stock can currently be purchased for approximately $50.45.

How big of a company is Cognex?

Cognex has a market capitalization of $8.71 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 2,124 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]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Cognex (NASDAQ CGNX)

Community Ranking:  2.4 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  453 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  483 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  936
MarketBeat'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.
This page was last updated on 2/22/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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