Here is What Institutional Investors Think About Cognex Corp (NASDAQ:CGNX)

The hedge fund run by Alex Sacerdote held 451,928 shares of the industrial machinery and components company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $49.84 million, up from 200,982 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The company has market cap of 17.46 million GBP. Investors who are keeping close eye on the stock of The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX) established that the company was able to keep return on investment at 20.50 in the trailing twelve month while Reuters data showed that industry's average stands at 6.84 and sector's optimum level is 0.41. (NASDAQ:FISV). New York-based Oppenheimer Asset Mngmt has invested 0.14% in Fiserv, Inc. It has outperformed by 1.87% the S&P500.

Crystal Rock Capital Management decreased its stake in Us Bancorp Del (USB) by 21.39% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. The company has market cap of $10.59 billion. The overall volume in the last trading session was 2.66 million shares. About 235,509 shares traded. It has outperformed by 114.30% the S&P500.

Since September 8, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 insider sales for $281,648 activity. The insider Willett Robert sold 66,759 shares worth $6.98M. Da Davidson & holds 2,869 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio.

Among 19 analysts covering Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX), 8 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 9 Hold. 14,381 were reported by D E Shaw &. The firm has "Outperform" rating by Raymond James given on Friday, January 22. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 5 by Piper Jaffray. The stock has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $60.17. On Friday, April 1 the stock rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with "Buy". Needham maintained Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX) rating on Tuesday, November 1. CLSA maintained it with "Underperform" rating and $55 target in Tuesday, August 2 report.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.05 in 2017 Q3. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.31 EPS. equities analysts predict that Cognex will post 1.39 EPS for the current year.

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Several other institutional investors have also sold shares of the company. 14 funds opened positions while 30 raised stakes. Great West Life Assurance Co Can owns 45,624 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Nadler Gp reported 2.92% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. Weaver C Barksdale And Assoc reported 0% stake. Northcoast Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Corp holds 2.86% in Zoetis Inc. Jhl Grp Limited Liability Company stated it has 1.11% of its portfolio in SunCoke Energy, Inc. Segall Bryant & Hamill invested in 0.01% or 4,800 shares. Moreover, Tortoise Investment Mgmt Ltd has 0.01% invested in Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX). (NYSE:SXC). Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership invested in 0.01% or 461,149 shares. Brown Brothers Harriman & holds 232 shares.

Shares of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) have seen a movement of -1.33% in the most recent session. Parkside Savings Bank And Trust invested in 603 shares.

Since August 3, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 7 selling transactions for $13.24 million activity. KRANTZ THEODOR sold $1.01 million worth of stock or 9,750 shares. Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX) has risen 131.00% since December 29, 2016 and is uptrending. The insider J BRUCE ROBINSON sold $745,529. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 100,000 shares of the company's stock, valued at $12,719,000.

Ratings analysis reveals 42% of Cognex Corporation's analysts are positive. AAPL's profit will be $19.08B for 11.28 P/E if the $3.75 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.57 actual earnings per share reported by Cognex Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -56.14% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.02 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.02, from 0.75 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 23 investors sold CGNX shares while 135 reduced holdings. The ratio has dropped, as 166 hedge funds increased or opened new equity positions, while 158 reduced and sold stock positions in Cognex Corp. Tennessee-based State Of Tennessee Treasury Department has invested 0.04% in Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX). Davidson Invest Advsrs invested 0.06% in U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB). Arizona State Retirement Sys has 0.01% invested in Banner Corporation (NASDAQ:BANR). Old Second State Bank Of Aurora holds 0% or 28 shares. Vanguard holds 0.04% or 6.82 million shares in its portfolio. Meeder Asset Management reported 0% in Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX). Oakworth Cap Inc invested 0% in Zoetis Inc. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Pub School Empls Retrmt, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 12,629 shares. Oregon Employees Retirement Fund reported 0.06% of its portfolio in Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX). Daiwa Securities Group Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Cognex in the 2nd quarter valued at $102,000. Driehaus Cap Mngmt Limited Liability Com reported 0.03% stake. Rmb Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.03% in Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX). Therefore 100% are positive. Cognex Corporation had 35 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned "Overweight" rating on Tuesday, January 3 by Barclays Capital. The stock has "Buy" rating by Nomura on Friday, September 18. The rating was downgraded by J.P. Morgan on Wednesday, November 8 to "Sell". BidaskClub cut Cognex from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Thursday, December 7th. Finally, Canaccord Genuity boosted their price objective on Cognex from $47.50 to $60.00 and gave the company a "hold" rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. Bernstein initiated the stock with "Market Perform" rating in Monday, June 6 report. On Wednesday, November 18 the stock rating was upgraded by Canaccord Genuity to "Buy". DA Davidson downgraded the shares of BANR in report on Thursday, October 26 to "Neutral" rating.

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