Cognex Corporation (CGNX) was Reiterated by Needham to “Buy” according to the research note released today. The brokerage firm has raised the Price Target to $ 55 from a previous price target of $42 . Needham advised their investors in a research report released on Aug 2, 2016.
Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Cognex Corporation. 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. FBR Capital Initiated Cognex Corporation on May 11, 2016 to “Mkt Perform”, Price Target of the shares are set at $42.
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.
Cognex Corporation opened for trading at $44.48 and hit $45.36 on the upside on Friday, eventually ending the session at $45.17, with a gain of 1.10% or 0.49 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 3,73,717 shares. Company has a market cap of $3,842 M.
In a different news, on Jun 10, 2016, Patrick Alias (director) sold 7,500 shares at $44.59 per share price. According to the SEC, on May 31, 2016, Reuben Wasserman (director) sold 7,500 shares at $43.05 per share price. On May 18, 2016, Eugene G Banucci (director) purchased 2,000 shares at $38.80 per share price, according to the Form-4 filing with the securities and exchange commission.
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.