Pinnacle Associates Ltd Lowers stake in Cognex Corporation (CGNX)

Cognex Corporation (CGNX) : Pinnacle Associates Ltd reduced its stake in Cognex Corporation by 1.31% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 1,213,421 shares of Cognex Corporation which is valued at $60,634,647 after selling 16,125 shares in Cognex Corporation , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 15, 2016.Cognex Corporation makes up approximately 1.23% of Pinnacle Associates Ltd’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Panagora Asset Management Inc boosted its stake in CGNX in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 1,800 additional shares and now holds a total of 6,800 shares of Cognex Corporation which is valued at $339,796.New York State Common Retirement Fund reduced its stake in CGNX by selling 42,540 shares or 2.31% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 1,802,083 shares of CGNX which is valued at $90,050,088. Cognex Corporation makes up approx 0.13% of New York State Common Retirement Fund’s portfolio.Mutual Of America Capital Management reduced its stake in CGNX by selling 5,764 shares or 6.2% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 87,159 shares of CGNX which is valued at $4,230,698. Cognex Corporation makes up approx 0.09% of Mutual Of America Capital Management’s portfolio.Quadrant Capital Group boosted its stake in CGNX in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 23 additional shares and now holds a total of 198 shares of Cognex Corporation which is valued at $8,944. Cognex Corporation makes up approx 0.01% of Quadrant Capital Group’s portfolio.Ls Investment Advisors boosted its stake in CGNX in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 2,136 additional shares and now holds a total of 5,143 shares of Cognex Corporation which is valued at $224,646. Cognex Corporation makes up approx 0.02% of Ls Investment Advisors’s portfolio.

Cognex Corporation opened for trading at $49.85 and hit $50.622 on the upside on Thursday, eventually ending the session at $50.33, with a gain of 1.15% or 0.57 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 2,82,926 shares. Company has a market cap of $4,284 M.

On the company’s financial health, Cognex Corporation reported $0.50 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.06 according to the earnings call on Aug 1, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.44. The company had revenue of $147.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $138.11 million. The company’s revenue was up 2.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.49 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Cognex Corporation. Company shares were Reiterated by Needham on Aug 2, 2016 to “Buy”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 55 from a previous price target of $42 .Canaccord Genuity Downgraded Cognex Corporation on Jun 14, 2016 to ” Hold”, Price Target of the shares are set at $45.Cognex Corporation was Initiated by Bernstein to “Mkt Perform” on Jun 6, 2016.

Cognex Corporation is a provider of machine vision products that captures and analyzes visual information in order to automate tasks primarily in manufacturing processes. The Company operates in the modular vision systems division (MVSD). The Company’s products include barcode readers machine vision sensors and machine vision systems that are used in factories warehouses and distribution centers around the world. MVSD develops manufactures and markets modular vision systems and identification (ID) products that are used to automate the manufacture and tracking of discrete items such as cellular phones aspirin bottles and automobile wheels during the manufacturing or distribution process. The Company’s registered marks include Cognex VisionPro In-Sight Checker and DataMan among others.

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