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CGNX - Cognex Share Price

$61.52 -1.5  -2.3%

Last Trade - 18/09/20

Large Cap
Market Cap £8.24bn
Enterprise Value £7.91bn
Revenue £533.8m
Position in Universe 745th / 6396
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Year End 31st Dec 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020E 2021E CAGR / Avg
426.4 450.6 529.5 766.1 806.3 725.6 730.3 832.1 +11.2%
+64.7 -1.7 +35.1 +95.8 -19.8 -10.4 -30.5 +36.9
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FINANCIAL BRIEF: : For the six months ended 28 June 2020, Cognex Corporation revenues decreased 10% to $336.3M. Net income decreased 76% to $19.3M. Revenues reflect Standard products and services segment decrease of 7% to $311.7M, Application-specific customer solutions segment decrease of 35% to $24.7M, Europe segment decrease of 29% to $84.6M, United States segment decrease of 10% to $129.2M.
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Profile Summary

Cognex Corporation (Cognex) is a provider of machine vision products that capture and analyze visual information in order to automate tasks, primarily in manufacturing processes, where vision is required. The Company operates through the machine vision technology segment. The Company's machine vision products are used to automate the manufacture 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. The Company's products include vision software, vision systems, vision sensors and identification (ID) products. Its products range from vision sensors that are integrated, to personal computer (PC)-based systems for users. Its products also have a range of physical forms, depending upon the user's need. Cognex sells its products through a direct sales force, as well as through a global network of integration and distribution partners.

Last Annual December 31st, 2019
Last Interim June 28th, 2020
Incorporated January 7, 1981
Public Since July 20, 1989
No. of Shareholders: 650
No. of Employees: 2,267
Sector Industrials
Industry Machinery, Equipment & Components
Index S&P 400 Mid Cap , Nasdaq Composite , S&P Composite 1500 ,
Exchange NASDAQ Global Select Market
Shares in Issue 173,047,000
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Upcoming Events for CGNX
Wednesday 28th October, 2020
Q3 2020 Cognex Corp Earnings Call
Monday 26th October, 2020 Estimate
Q3 2020 Cognex Corp Earnings Release
Thursday 11th February, 2021 Estimate
Q4 2020 Cognex Corp Earnings Release
Frequently Asked Questions for Cognex
What is the Cognex share price?

As of 18/09/20, shares in Cognex are trading at $61.52, giving the company a market capitalisation of £8.24bn. This share price information is delayed by 15 minutes.

How has the Cognex share price performed this year?

Shares in Cognex are currently trading at $61.52 and the price has moved by 21.94% over the past 365 days. In terms of relative price strength - which takes into account the overall market trend - the Cognex price has moved by 8.69% over the past year.

What are the analyst and broker recommendations for Cognex?

Of the analysts with advisory recommendations for Cognex, there are there are currently 0 "buy" , 9 "hold" and 2 "sell" recommendations. The overall consensus recommendation for Cognex is Sell. You can view the full broker recommendation list by unlocking its StockReport.

When will Cognex next release its financial results?

Cognex is scheduled to issue upcoming financial results on the following dates:

Interim results are scheduled for: 2021-06-28
What is the Cognex dividend yield?

The Cognex dividend yield is 0.35% based on the trailing twelve month period.

Does Cognex pay a dividend?

Last year, Cognex paid a total dividend of 0.22, and it currently has a trailing dividend yield of 0.35%. Looking ahead, Cognex has not announced an ex-dividend date yet.

When does Cognex next pay dividends?

Cognex has yet to annouce their ex-dividend date. The historic dividend yield on Cognex shares is currently 0.35%.

How do I buy Cognex shares?

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What is the market cap of Cognex?

Shares in Cognex are currently trading at $61.52, giving the company a market capitalisation of £8.24bn.

Where are Cognex shares listed? Where are Cognex shares listed?

Here are the trading details for Cognex:

Country of listing: United States
Exchange: NSQ
Ticker Symbol: CGNX
What kind of share is Cognex?

Based on an overall assessment of its quality, value and momentum, Cognex is currently classified as a High Flyer. The classification is based on a composite score that examines a wide range of fundamental and technical measures. Stock are classified on the the following spectrum: Super Stocks, High Flyers, Contrarians, Turnarounds, Neutral, Value Traps, Momentum Traps, Falling Stars, and Sucker Stocks. For more information, learn about our StockRank Styles.

Is there a Cognex share price forecast 2020?

Shares in Cognex are currently priced at $61.52. At that level they are trading at 4.54% premium to the analyst consensus target price of 0.00.

Analysts covering Cognex currently have a consensus Earnings Per Share (EPS) forecast of 0.808 for the next financial year.

How can I tell whether the Cognex share price will go up?

An important predictor of whether a stock price will go up is its track record of momentum. Price trends tend to persist, so it's worth looking at them when it comes to a share like Cognex. Over the past six months, the relative strength of its shares against the market has been -3%. At the current price of $61.52, shares in Cognex are trading at 9.96% against their 200 day moving average. You can read more about the power of momentum in assessing share price movements on Stockopedia.

What is the Cognex PE Ratio?

The Cognex PE ratio based on its reported earnings over the past 12 months is 65.72. The shares are currently trading at $61.52.

The PE ratio (or price-to-earnings ratio) is the one of the most popular valuation measures used by stock market investors. It is calculated by dividing a company's price per share by its earnings per share.

The PE ratio can be seen as being expressed in years, in the sense that it shows the number of years of earnings which would be required to pay back the purchase price, ignoring inflation. So in general terms, the higher the PE, the more expensive the stock is.

Who are the key directors of Cognex?

Cognex's management team is headed by:

Robert Shillman - CHM
Patrick Alias - IND
Anthony Sun - LED
Karl Krantz - IND
Robert Willett - CEO
Eugene Banucci - IND
Sheila DiPalma - SVP
Dianne Parrotte - IND
Paul Todgham - CFO
Who are the major shareholders of Cognex?

Here are the top five shareholders of Cognex based on the size of their shareholding:

The Vanguard Group, Inc. Investment Advisor/Hedge Fund
Percentage owned: 9.13% (15.8m shares)
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, N.A. Investment Advisor
Percentage owned: 8.28% (14.3m shares)
Brown Capital Management, LLC Investment Advisor
Percentage owned: 5.36% (9.28m shares)
Walter Scott & Partners Ltd. Investment Advisor/Hedge Fund
Percentage owned: 4.4% (7.61m shares)
Shillman (Robert J) Individual Investor
Percentage owned: 4.14% (7.16m shares)
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