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Cognex Corporation (CGNX)

(Delayed Data from NSDQ)

$88.27 USD


-0.69 (-0.78%)

Updated Sep 24, 2021 04:00 PM ET

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F Value D Growth B Momentum D VGM

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Top 39% (98 out of 252)

Industry: Electronics - Testing Equipment

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Company Summary

Cognex Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and markets machine vision systems, or computers that can see. Cognex is the world's leader in the machine vision industry, having shipped more than 200,000 vision systems, representing nearly $1.5 billion in cumulative revenue, since the company's founding time. Cognex's Modular Vision Systems Division, headquartered in Natick, Massachusetts, specializes in machine vision systems that are used for automating the manufacture of a wide range of discrete items and for assuring their quality. Cognex's Surface Inspection Systems Division, headquartered in Alameda, California, specializes in machine vision systems that are used for inspecting the surfaces of products manufactured in a continuous fashion, such as metals, papers and plastics.

General Information

Cognex Corporation


NATICK, MA 01760

Phone: 508-650-3000

Fax: 508-650-3333



Industry Electronics - Testing Equipment
Sector Computer and Technology
Fiscal Year End December
Last Reported Quarter 6/30/2021
Next EPS Date 11/4/2021

EPS Information

Current Quarter EPS Consensus Estimate 0.47
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate 1.58
Estimated Long-Term EPS Growth Rate NA
Next EPS Report Date 11/4/2021

Price and Volume Information

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Yesterday's Close 88.96
52 Week High 101.82
52 Week Low 61.01
Beta 1.65
20 Day Moving Average 622,600.25
Target Price Consensus 96.38


% Price Change
4 Week -1.01
12 Week 4.34
YTD 9.95
% Price Change Relative to S&P 500
4 Week 0.19
12 Week 1.92
YTD -7.31
Share Information
Shares Outstanding (millions) 176.71
Market Capitalization (millions) 15,597.94
Short Ratio NA
Last Split Date 12/4/2017
Dividend Information
Dividend Yield 0.27%
Annual Dividend $0.24
Payout Ratio 0.14
Change in Payout Ratio -0.03
Last Dividend Payout / Amount 8/19/2021 / $0.06

Fundamental Ratios

P/E (F1) 55.73
Trailing 12 Months 51.92
PEG Ratio NA
EPS Growth
vs. Previous Year 4,400.00%
vs. Previous Quarter 10.26%
Sales Growth
vs. Previous Year 59.17%
vs. Previous Quarter 12.61%
Price Ratios
Price/Book 10.91
Price/Cash Flow 75.58
Price / Sales 15.87
6/30/21 21.92
3/31/21 16.40
12/31/20 12.88
6/30/21 15.62
3/31/21 11.71
12/31/20 9.18
Current Ratio
6/30/21 3.38
3/31/21 3.92
12/31/20 4.55
Quick Ratio
6/30/21 3.05
3/31/21 3.53
12/31/20 4.09
Operating Margin
6/30/21 30.96
3/31/21 25.55
12/31/20 21.72
Net Margin
6/30/21 30.96
3/31/21 25.55
12/31/20 21.72
Pre-Tax Margin
6/30/21 34.45
3/31/21 27.50
12/31/20 23.05
Book Value
6/30/21 8.09
3/31/21 7.68
12/31/20 7.23
Inventory Turnover
6/30/21 3.88
3/31/21 3.83
12/31/20 3.71
6/30/21 0.00
3/31/21 0.00
12/31/20 0.00
Debt to Capital
6/30/21 0.00
3/31/21 0.00
12/31/20 0.00