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How to buy Cognex Corporation (CGNX) stocks in Canada
Learn how to easily invest in Cognex Corporation stocks.
Cognex Corporation is a scientific & technical instruments business based in the US. Cognex Corporation stocks (CGNX.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $84.78 – a decrease of 6.47% over the previous week. Cognex Corporation employs 2,055 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1 billion.
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What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in Cognex Corporation?
- Has coronavirus impacted Cognex Corporation shares?
- Cognex Corporation shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is Cognex Corporation stock a buy or sell?
- Cognex Corporation performance over time
- Are Cognex Corporation shares over-valued?
- Cognex Corporation's financials
- How volatile are Cognex Corporation shares?
- Does Cognex Corporation pay a dividend?
- Have Cognex Corporation shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Cognex Corporation stock price (NASDAQ:CGNX)Use our graph to track the performance of CGNX stocks over time.
Cognex Corporation shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$66.09|
|52-week range||$69.35 - $101.51|
|50-day moving average||$77.48|
|200-day moving average||$82.08|
|Wall St. target price||$89.44|
|Dividend yield||$0.24 (0.37%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$1.65|
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Is it a good time to buy Cognex Corporation stock?
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Cognex Corporation price performance over time
|1 week (2022-01-14)||-6.47%|
|1 month (2021-12-23)||-14.85%|
|3 months (2021-10-22)||-22.17%|
|6 months (2021-07-23)||-23.20%|
|1 year (2021-01-22)||-21.67%|
|2 years (2020-01-24)||14.48%|
|3 years (2019-01-24)||56.54%|
|5 years (2017-01-24)||0.72%|
Is Cognex Corporation under- or over-valued?
Valuing Cognex Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Cognex Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Cognex Corporation's P/E ratio
Cognex Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 43x. In other words, Cognex Corporation shares trade at around 43x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
Cognex Corporation's PEG ratio
Cognex Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.04. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Cognex Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Cognex Corporation's EBITDA
Cognex Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $340.6 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Cognex Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Cognex Corporation financials
|Revenue TTM||$1 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||31.33%|
|Gross profit TTM||$604.6 million|
|Return on assets TTM||9.69%|
|Return on equity TTM||19.72%|
|Market capitalisation||$12.5 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Cognex Corporation share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 14.85% of net profits
Recently Cognex Corporation has paid out, on average, around 14.85% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.37% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Cognex Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 0.37% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Cognex Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.24 per share.
While Cognex Corporation's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Cognex Corporation is investing more in its future growth.
Cognex Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 2 December 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 17 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Cognex Corporation's shares ever split?
Cognex Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 3 December 2017. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Cognex Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Cognex Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Cognex Corporation's share price.
Cognex Corporation share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Cognex Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $69.35 up to $101.513. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Cognex Corporation's is 1.629. This would suggest that Cognex Corporation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Cognex Corporation overview
Cognex Corporation provides machine vision products that capture and analyze visual information in order to automate manufacturing and distribution tasks worldwide. Its machine vision products are used to automate the manufacturing 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. The company offers VisionPro software, a suite of patented vision tools for advanced programming; Cognex Designer that allows customers to build vision applications with a graphical, flowchart-based programming environment; and Cognex deep learning vision software. It also provides a range of inspection tasks, including part location, identification, measurement, assembly verification, and robotic guidance; and vision sensors for vision applications, such as checking the presence and size of parts; the In-Sight product line of vision systems and sensors. In addition, the company offers ID products comprising DataMan image-based barcode readers and barcode verifiers. It sells its products to consumer electronics, automotive, consumer products, food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices industries, as well as through a network of distributors and integrators. The company was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Natick, Massachusetts.
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