Cognex Corporation

CGNX-Q

NASDAQ:CGNX

58.03
0.37 (0.63%)
Cognex Corporation is an American manufacturer of machine vision systems, software and sensors used in automated manufacturing to inspect and identify parts, detect defects, verify product assembly, and guide assembly robots.
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WATCH
WATCH
August 2, 2019

Don't buy now. CGNX is a leader in machine vision, an amazing technology that enables automation. Automation equipment gets installed only when machine tool orders are rising--that's the problem. Those orders are poor now. CGNX has sort of held its revenues given automation in warehousing and the drug industry, but without any major changes in machine tool orders and in making smartphones, it will be hard to grow revenues. Watch CGNX closely, if a 5G iPhone get made in Sept. 2020, and Apple is a customer of Cognex.

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Don't buy now. CGNX is a leader in machine vision, an amazing technology that enables automation. Automation equipment gets installed only when machine tool orders are rising--that's the problem. Those orders are poor now. CGNX has sort of held its revenues given automation in warehousing and the drug industry, but without any major changes in machine tool orders and in making smartphones, it will be hard to grow revenues. Watch CGNX closely, if a 5G iPhone get made in Sept. 2020, and Apple is a customer of Cognex.

BUY WEAKNESS
BUY WEAKNESS
February 15, 2019
Performed well in logistics, such as airports. Hurt in consumer electronics. Financial position is good, no debt. Q1 revenues expected to be flat. It will take a year for consumer inventory issues to be resolved. Good company, he took profits, and has recently started to pick away at it again. A long-term hold. In the right space, lots of positive stuff coming down the road.
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Cognex Corporation (CGNX-Q)
February 15, 2019
Performed well in logistics, such as airports. Hurt in consumer electronics. Financial position is good, no debt. Q1 revenues expected to be flat. It will take a year for consumer inventory issues to be resolved. Good company, he took profits, and has recently started to pick away at it again. A long-term hold. In the right space, lots of positive stuff coming down the road.
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
January 17, 2019
(A Top Pick Dec 28/17, Down 32%) Doubled his money and sold half, that's his rule. Price is at a point where he's getting interested again. Apple is its biggest customer, and Amazon is a big client. They produce the "eyes" to the barcode scanning robots. A growing business, dividend increased about 10%. Very cyclical.
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(A Top Pick Dec 28/17, Down 32%) Doubled his money and sold half, that's his rule. Price is at a point where he's getting interested again. Apple is its biggest customer, and Amazon is a big client. They produce the "eyes" to the barcode scanning robots. A growing business, dividend increased about 10%. Very cyclical.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
December 27, 2018
They are a wonderful company. They allow robots to see. The problem is that they sell a widget only purchased by manufacturers when they are modernizing their factories. They will participate in a spending cycle but right now capital spending is continuing to slow.
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Cognex Corporation (CGNX-Q)
December 27, 2018
They are a wonderful company. They allow robots to see. The problem is that they sell a widget only purchased by manufacturers when they are modernizing their factories. They will participate in a spending cycle but right now capital spending is continuing to slow.
WAIT
WAIT
October 12, 2018

Sold down their position because it ran up over his 3% weighting. Will be affected by slowdown in iPhone sales. Valuations got way too stretched. If it got 15-20% lower, he’d be an aggressive buyer. Nothing wrong with it.

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Sold down their position because it ran up over his 3% weighting. Will be affected by slowdown in iPhone sales. Valuations got way too stretched. If it got 15-20% lower, he’d be an aggressive buyer. Nothing wrong with it.

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WATCH
April 10, 2018

This is one of a small group of companies that do advanced machine vision. This is a very fine company. Its primary public competitor is Keyence Corporation (KYCCF-5) in Japan, which he has shares in. Their business has slowed a bit this year. They do a lot of project work for large customers, like Apple. He expects it to remain range-bound at least for the first half of this year. He doesn’t own the company now out of mindfulness of the cycles in its business. He is looking for opportunities to get into this stock in the future.

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This is one of a small group of companies that do advanced machine vision. This is a very fine company. Its primary public competitor is Keyence Corporation (KYCCF-5) in Japan, which he has shares in. Their business has slowed a bit this year. They do a lot of project work for large customers, like Apple. He expects it to remain range-bound at least for the first half of this year. He doesn’t own the company now out of mindfulness of the cycles in its business. He is looking for opportunities to get into this stock in the future.

PARTIAL BUY
PARTIAL BUY
March 28, 2018

They do robotics and logistics, like ensuring quality control on assembly lines. They're starting to get contracts from airports. Hit $72, but now in the $50s per share. Q4 is always tough for them. Take a half a position and watch it. They have over 1,000 outstanding patents.

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They do robotics and logistics, like ensuring quality control on assembly lines. They're starting to get contracts from airports. Hit $72, but now in the $50s per share. Q4 is always tough for them. Take a half a position and watch it. They have over 1,000 outstanding patents.

HOLD
HOLD
March 2, 2018

Fundamentally he likes this company. It is an automation play company within the global market and it is a top-5 company in that space. Apple is about 11% of their sales, so be mindful. It is close to fair value.

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Fundamentally he likes this company. It is an automation play company within the global market and it is a top-5 company in that space. Apple is about 11% of their sales, so be mindful. It is close to fair value.

BUY
BUY
February 21, 2018

This company makes software to determine what a computer is looking at. They own this for their American funds. The company has made great progress in these tools. Demand has been explosive. Revenues have been growing yearly and the prospects are tremendous. There will be continued capital spending and “machine vision” will be a fast growing part of this.

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Cognex Corporation (CGNX-Q)
February 21, 2018

This company makes software to determine what a computer is looking at. They own this for their American funds. The company has made great progress in these tools. Demand has been explosive. Revenues have been growing yearly and the prospects are tremendous. There will be continued capital spending and “machine vision” will be a fast growing part of this.

SELL
SELL
February 12, 2018

Not a fan of chasing a stocks and this one's run up. Take some money off the table.

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Cognex Corporation (CGNX-Q)
February 12, 2018

Not a fan of chasing a stocks and this one's run up. Take some money off the table.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
December 28, 2017

This is the eyes of the robot. They have 2 distinct businesses. One is looking at quality controls in 2-D and 3-D through the assembly lines. The 2nd line of business is reading bar tags and barcodes. Also has a burgeoning business with Airport contracts where they can read barcodes on the luggage, getting the luggage to the passengers in 5-10 minutes. This has a lot of room to run and is a good 5-10 year hold. Dividend yield of 0.3%. (Analysts' price target is $62.25.)

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Cognex Corporation (CGNX-Q)
December 28, 2017

This is the eyes of the robot. They have 2 distinct businesses. One is looking at quality controls in 2-D and 3-D through the assembly lines. The 2nd line of business is reading bar tags and barcodes. Also has a burgeoning business with Airport contracts where they can read barcodes on the luggage, getting the luggage to the passengers in 5-10 minutes. This has a lot of room to run and is a good 5-10 year hold. Dividend yield of 0.3%. (Analysts' price target is $62.25.)

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