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Recent Fundamentals: Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ: CGNX)


Cognex Corporation is part of the computer hardware industry and technology sector. The company CEO is Robert J. Willett. Cognex Corp is a provider of machine vision products that capture and analyze visual information in order to automate tasks in manufacturing processes. Its products are used to automate the manufacture and tracking of discrete items.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The CGNX stock showed a previous change of -0.47% with an open at 54.84 and a close of 54.57. It reached an intraday high of 55.36 and a low of 54.11.

SeekingAlpha:  Cognex likely has CFO short list – Needham


The stock has a market cap of $9.4b with 171.4m shares outstanding, of which the float is 167.2m shares. Trading volume reached 631,278 shares compared to its average volume of 1,014,758 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Cognex Corporation shares returned 2.69% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 1.15%. Over three months, it changed 31.30%. In one year it has changed 7.74% and within that year its 52-week high was 59.18 and its 52-week low was 34.88. CGNX stock is 56.45% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 47.80 and a 50 day moving average of 51.87. Currently CGNX stock is trading 14.17% above its 200 day moving average.

SeekingAlpha:  Cognex likely has CFO short list – Needham


The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 1.24 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 44.01. Based on 6 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.16. The TTM EPS is 1.24, which comes to a TTM PE of 44.01. Historically, the PE high was 85.40 and the PE low was 13.10. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 16.24, which is a decrease of -70.23%.

The dividend per share is currently 0.20, which is a dividend yield of 0.37%. Also, the payout ratio is 16.13%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 27.35, which means it may be overvalued by -99.55%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 140.70% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 0, which is 0.00% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 0.00.

The current calculated beta is 1.98

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 19.66%, return on assets is 17.01%, profit margin is 28.59%, price-to-sales is 14.76 and price-to-book is 8.28.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 0  :Valuation Score
 4  :Past Performance Score
 6  :Financial Strength Score
 4  :Future Growth Score
 0  :Dividend Score
 3  :Overall Score

John Jones
Worked for several Wall Street firms: Salomon Smith Barney, UBS, and Charles Schwab. Has developed skills and gained extensive experience over the years that is used today to uncover winning penny stocks.Also was an attorney for small businesses in Scottsdale, Arizona. That experience and understanding of law provides a unique perspective and edge in discovering quality companies in various industries.