January 21, 2018

CGNX) — Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ

13 January 2018, 05:57 | Hattie Nash

Cognex Corp now has $11.71B valuation. BlackRock Inc. now owns 6,887,038 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company's stock worth $584,711,000 after purchasing an additional 231,014 shares during the period. As per Tuesday, September 5, the company rating was upgraded by Keefe Bruyette & Woods.

Looking into last 5 trades, the stock observed a return of nearly 2.21%. About 911,381 shares traded.

Analysts await Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX) to report earnings on February, 15. It has underperformed by 50.37% the S&P500.

Welch & Forbes Llc decreased its stake in Cognex Corp (CGNX) by 2.78% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Bogle Investment Management Lp bought 15,673 shares as the company's stock rose 17.23% with the market. The Skba Capital Management Llc holds 93,810 shares with $13.61M value, up from 74,410 last quarter. Scout Investments Inc who had been investing in Cognex Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $11.61B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.22% or $0.19 during the last trading session, reaching $85.67. About 344,676 shares traded. It has outperformed by 114.30% the S&P500. Ls Inv Advisors accumulated 8,996 shares. Legal & General Group Plc grew its position in shares of Cognex by 24.0% in the second quarter.

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Investors sentiment increased to 1.04 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.73, from 1.11 in 2017Q2. 19 funds opened positions while 28 raised stakes. Credit Suisse Ag reported 382,897 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Millennium Mgmt reported 211,465 shares. The SI to Nmi Holdings Class A's float is 3.57%. TH Capital downgraded Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ:NMIH) shares were sold by SHUSTER BRADLEY M. New York-based Blackrock Inc has invested 0.09% in Ross Stores, Inc. Bbva Compass State Bank holds 17,466 shares. Dafna Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Alder Biopharmaceuticals Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.21 billion market cap company. NMIH's SI was 1.87 million shares in January as released by FINRA. Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Mngmt Limited Liability Corp holds 0.46% or 464,967 shares in its portfolio. Sei reported 257,373 shares. Research Glob holds 540,000 shares. Deutsche Bancorporation Ag accumulated 395,703 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Wade G W & has 3,776 shares. Goldman Sachs Group Inc Inc has invested 0% in Inc. Therefore 88% are positive. Ross Stores Inc. had 67 analyst reports since August 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Argus Research upgraded the shares of NVS in report on Thursday, November 10 to "Buy" rating. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Friday, July 14 by Drexel Hamilton. ValuEngine lowered Cognex from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a research note on Thursday, December 7th. On Monday, July 31 the stock rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with "Hold". The stock has "Buy" rating by Cowen & Co on Friday, September 8. The stock of Ross Stores, Inc. It also reduced its holding in Mastec Inc (NYSE:MTZ) by 347,484 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 27,341 shares, and cut its stake in Rush Enterprises Inc Cl A (NASDAQ:RUSHA). Susquehanna initiated Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:NMIH) rating on Friday, February 19. As per Tuesday, July 4, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The firm has "Hold" rating by Deutsche Bank given on Monday, October 30.

Since August 2, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $1.05 million activity. Insiders sold 143,750 shares of company stock valued at $18,540,975 over the last three months.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.05 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.28, from 1.33 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 23 investors sold CGNX shares while 135 reduced holdings.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Amp Capital Limited accumulated 51,633 shares.

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Among 19 analysts covering Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX), 8 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 9 Hold. Meeder Asset Management holds 0% in Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX) or 68 shares. First Trust Advsrs Lp, Illinois-based fund reported 124,405 shares. $556,565 worth of Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX) was sold by ALIAS PATRICK. Proshare Advsr Ltd Com has invested 0.01% in Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX). Atria Invs owns 4,713 shares. Morgan Stanley has invested 0.01% in Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX). Pictet Asset Management has invested 0.17% in Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX). Tcw has invested 0.17% in Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX). Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX). Shine Advisory holds 0.01% or 134 shares in its portfolio. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 3,295 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company's stock valued at $280,000 after purchasing an additional 237 shares in the last quarter. CGNX's profit will be $43.30 million for 67.04 P/E if the $0.25 EPS becomes a reality. After having $0.57 EPS previously, Cognex Corporation's analysts see -56.14% EPS growth. (NASDAQ:SOHU) for 5,806 shares.

Since August 3, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 7 sales for $13.24 million activity.

In other Cognex news, Director Jeffrey Benjamin Miller sold 7,500 shares of the business's stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 1st. $745,529 worth of stock was sold by J BRUCE ROBINSON on Tuesday, September 5. Therefore 42% are positive. Cognex Corporation had 35 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Robert W. Baird increased their price objective on shares of Cognex from $50.00 to $62.00 and gave the company a "neutral" rating in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. On Wednesday, November 18 the stock rating was upgraded by Canaccord Genuity to "Buy". Needham maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Tuesday, August 4 report. Canaccord Genuity maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Tuesday, August 2 report. The company was maintained on Friday, April 1 by Canaccord Genuity. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, August 2 by Cowen & Co. On Tuesday, January 10 the stock rating was upgraded by Stifel Nicolaus to "Buy". Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock.

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