NASDAQ:CGNX - Cognex Stock Price Target and Predictions

  • Consensus Rating: Hold
  • Consensus Price Target: $57.88
  • Forecasted Upside: -12.18 %
  • Number of Analysts: 9
  • Breakdown:
  • 3 Sell Ratings
  • 4 Hold Ratings
  • 2 Buy Ratings
  • 0 Strong Buy Ratings
$65.90
▼ -1.76 (-2.60%)
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Analyst Price Target for CGNX

i We calculate consensus analyst ratings for stocks using the most recent rating from each Wall Street analyst that has rated a stock within the last twelve months. Each analyst's rating is normalized to a standardized rating score of 1 (sell), 2 (hold), 3 (buy) or 4 (strong buy). Analyst consensus ratings scores are calculated using the mean average of the number of normalized sell, hold, buy and strong buy ratings from Wall Street analysts. Each stock's consensus analyst rating is derived from its calculated consensus ratings score (0-1.5 = Sell, 1.5-2.5 = Hold, 2.5-3.5 = Buy, >3.5 = Strong Buy). Our consensus price targets are a mean average of the most recent available price targets set by each analyst that has set a price target for the stock in the last twelve months. Our consensus ratings and consensus price targets may differ from those calculated by other firms due to differences in methodology and available data.
$57.88
▼ -12.18% Downside Potential
This price target is based on 9 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Cognex in the last 3 months. The average price target is $57.88, with a high forecast of $85.00 and a low forecast of $40.00. The average price target represents a -12.18% upside from the last price of $65.90.
Hold
The current consensus among 9 polled investment analysts is to hold stock in Cognex.

Past Monthly Recommendations

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  • 0 strong buy ratings
  • 1 buy ratings
  • 7 hold ratings
  • 1 sell ratings
5/10/2019
  • 0 strong buy ratings
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8/8/2019
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11/6/2019
  • 0 strong buy ratings
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  • 7 hold ratings
  • 2 sell ratings
2/4/2020
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5/4/2020
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8/2/2020
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10/1/2020
  • 0 strong buy ratings
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  • 4 hold ratings
  • 3 sell ratings
10/31/2020

Latest Recommendations

  • 0 strong buy ratings
  • 2 buy ratings
  • 4 hold ratings
  • 3 sell ratings

DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
10/29/2020Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetUnderweight$55.00 ➝ $57.00High
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10/29/2020Robert W. BairdUpgradeUnderperform ➝ Neutral$63.00High
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Rating by Richard Eastman at Robert W. Baird
10/16/2020StephensInitiated CoverageOverweight$85.00Medium
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9/4/2020Daiwa Capital MarketsDowngradeOutperform ➝ NeutralHigh
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8/25/2020Wolfe ResearchInitiated CoverageUnderperform$47.00Medium
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7/31/2020Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetUnderweight$39.00 ➝ $55.00Medium
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6/2/2020Robert W. BairdDowngradeNeutral ➝ Underperform$44.00 ➝ $45.00High
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5/25/2020HSBCInitiated CoverageHold$55.00Medium
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5/8/2020UBS GroupBoost Price TargetNeutral$43.00 ➝ $56.00Low
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Rating by Markus Mittermaier at UBS Group AG
4/28/2020Robert W. BairdBoost Price TargetNeutral$39.00 ➝ $44.00Medium
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4/28/2020Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetUnderweight$36.00 ➝ $39.00Medium
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Rating by Joshua Pokrzywinski at Morgan Stanley
4/28/2020Raymond JamesBoost Price TargetOutperform$48.00 ➝ $60.00High
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4/17/2020JPMorgan Chase & Co.Boost Price TargetUnderweight$36.00 ➝ $40.00Low
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3/23/2020Morgan StanleyDowngradeEqual Weight ➝ Underweight$42.00 ➝ $36.00High
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Rating by Joshua Pokrzywinski at Morgan Stanley
3/17/2020Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetEqual Weight$49.00 ➝ $42.00High
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Rating by Joshua Pokrzywinski at Morgan Stanley
2/19/2020Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$47.00 ➝ $49.00Medium
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Rating by Joshua Pokrzywinski at Morgan Stanley
12/12/2019UBS GroupInitiated CoverageNeutral$52.00High
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11/1/2019Morgan StanleySet Price TargetHold$47.00Medium
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Rating by Joshua Pokrzywinski at Morgan Stanley
10/29/2019Needham & Company LLCReiterated RatingHoldLow
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9/24/2019Daiwa Capital MarketsSet Price TargetHold$53.00Low
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Rating by Jairam Nathan at Daiwa Capital Markets
9/23/2019DA DavidsonBoost Price TargetNeutral$40.00 ➝ $45.00Low
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9/23/2019Robert W. BairdBoost Price TargetNeutral$42.00 ➝ $47.00Low
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9/23/2019CowenReiterated RatingOutperform$50.00 ➝ $60.00Low
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7/16/2019The Goldman Sachs GroupDowngradeNeutral ➝ Sell$45.00 ➝ $36.00High
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7/10/2019Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetEqual Weight$47.00 ➝ $43.00Medium
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Rating by Joshua Pokrzywinski at Morgan Stanley
5/3/2019Morgan StanleySet Price TargetHold$47.00Low
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Rating by Joshua Pokrzywinski at Morgan Stanley
4/30/2019Needham & Company LLCDowngradeBuy ➝ HoldHigh
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4/30/2019Sanford C. BernsteinDowngradeOutperform ➝ Market Perform$46.00High
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4/17/2019Gordon HaskettInitiated CoverageHold ➝ Hold$54.00Low
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2/12/2019Needham & Company LLCReiterated RatingBuy ➝ Buy$47.00 ➝ $50.00High
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12/13/2018Needham & Company LLCReiterated RatingBuy ➝ Buy$45.00 ➝ $47.00High
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11/19/2018Berenberg BankInitiated CoverageBuy ➝ Buy$54.00High
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11/1/2018Daiwa Capital MarketsSet Price TargetBuy$49.00Low
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Rating by Jairam Nathan at Daiwa Capital Markets
10/30/2018Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetEqual Weight ➝ Equal Weight$52.00 ➝ $40.00Medium
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Rating by Joshua Pokrzywinski at Morgan Stanley
10/30/2018Needham & Company LLCLower Price TargetBuy ➝ Buy$52.00 ➝ $45.00High
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10/16/2018Needham & Company LLCUpgradeHold ➝ Buy$52.00High
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10/11/2018Morgan StanleySet Price TargetHold$57.00 ➝ $52.00High
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Rating by Joshua Pokrzywinski at Morgan Stanley
10/2/2018DA DavidsonInitiated CoverageNeutral$57.00Low
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Rating by M. Summerville at DA Davidson
8/24/2018Northcoast ResearchDowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral$54.00Medium
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Rating by Tom Hayes at Northcoast Research
8/20/2018Morgan StanleyInitiated CoverageEqual ➝ Equal Weight$57.00Medium
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8/1/2018Sanford C. BernsteinUpgradeMarket Perform ➝ Outperform$40.10High
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7/31/2018Northcoast ResearchSet Price TargetBuy$56.00High
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Rating by Tom Hayes at Northcoast Research
7/31/2018Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingHold$48.00High
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5/7/2018JPMorgan Chase & Co.DowngradeNeutral ➝ Underweight$42.00Low
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Rating by Paul Coster at JPMorgan Chase & Co.
5/1/2018Raymond JamesUpgradeMarket Perform ➝ OutperformHigh
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5/1/2018Robert W. BairdLower Price TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$62.00 ➝ $40.00High
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5/1/2018JPMorgan Chase & Co.Lower Price TargetNeutral ➝ Hold$62.50 ➝ $42.00High
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Rating by Paul Coster at JPMorgan Chase & Co.
4/10/2018The Goldman Sachs GroupDowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral$78.00 ➝ $55.00High
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Rating by Joe Ritchie at The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
4/4/2018Northcoast ResearchUpgradeNeutral ➝ BuyHigh
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Rating by T. Hayes at Northcoast Research
4/3/2018JPMorgan Chase & Co.UpgradeUnderweight ➝ Neutral$63.00Low
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Rating by Paul Coster at JPMorgan Chase & Co.
1/19/2018Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftSet Price TargetBuy ➝ Buy$80.00Low
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11/8/2017JPMorgan Chase & Co.DowngradeNeutral ➝ Underweight$62.50N/A
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10/31/2017Canaccord GenuityBoost Price TargetHold$47.50 ➝ $60.00N/A
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10/31/2017Robert W. BairdBoost Price TargetNeutral$50.00 ➝ $62.00N/A
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8/14/2017Wolfe ResearchUpgradeMarket Perform ➝ OutperformLow
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8/8/2017CowenReiterated RatingOutperform$50.00 ➝ $67.50Low
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8/2/2017CowenBoost Price TargetOutperform$50.00 ➝ $67.50Low
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7/11/2017Wolfe ResearchInitiated CoveragePeer PerformMedium
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7/11/2017CowenReiterated RatingBuy$50.00Medium
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5/3/2017Canaccord GenuityReiterated RatingHold$32.50 ➝ $40.00Low
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5/2/2017CowenLower Price TargetOutperform$50.00 ➝ $45.00Low
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4/3/2017The Goldman Sachs GroupInitiated CoverageBuy ➝ BuyMedium
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3/30/2017Summit RedstoneReiterated RatingBuyMedium
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Rating by J. Iyer at Summit Redstone
3/21/2017Needham & Company LLCReiterated RatingHoldHigh
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3/15/2017Needham & Company LLCDowngradeBuy ➝ HoldLow
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2/17/2017Needham & Company LLCReiterated RatingBuy$30.50 ➝ $40.00N/A
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1/26/2017JPMorgan Chase & Co.Initiated CoverageNeutral$33.00N/A
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12/8/2016Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftInitiated CoverageBuy$37.00N/A
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12/2/2016Northcoast ResearchDowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral$29.50N/A
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Rating by T. Hayes at Northcoast Research
11/2/2016Canaccord GenuityReiterated RatingHoldN/A
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Rating by robert burleson at Canaccord Genuity
11/1/2016Needham & Company LLCBoost Price TargetBuy$27.50 ➝ $30.50N/A
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10/25/2016StephensInitiated CoverageEqual Weight$25.00N/A
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9/20/2016Canaccord GenuitySet Price TargetHold$24.50N/A
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Rating by robert burleson at Canaccord Genuity
8/2/2016Canaccord GenuityBoost Price TargetHold$22.50 ➝ $24.50N/A
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Rating by Robert Burleson at Canaccord Genuity
8/2/2016Needham & Company LLCBoost Price TargetBuy$21.00 ➝ $27.50N/A
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Rating by James Ricchiuti at Needham & Company LLC
6/14/2016Canaccord GenuityDowngradeBuy ➝ Hold$22.50N/A
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Rating by Robert Burleson at Canaccord Genuity
6/6/2016Sanford C. BernsteinInitiated CoverageMarket Perform$20.05N/A
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5/11/2016FBR & CoInitiated CoverageMarket Perform$21.00N/A
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5/10/2016FBR & CoReiterated RatingMarketperform$21.00N/A
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Rating by H. Lewis at FBR & Co
5/3/2016Needham & Company LLCReiterated RatingBuy$20.00 ➝ $21.00N/A
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Rating by James Ricchiuti at Needham & Company LLC
5/2/2016Canaccord GenuityReiterated RatingBuy$22.50N/A
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Rating by Robert Burleson at Canaccord Genuity
4/1/2016Canaccord GenuityBoost Price TargetBuy$21.00 ➝ $22.50N/A
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Rating by Robert Burleson at Canaccord Genuity
3/19/2016Canaccord GenuityReiterated RatingBuyN/A
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Rating by Robert Burleson at Canaccord Genuity
3/11/2016Raymond JamesDowngradeOutperform ➝ Market PerformN/A
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2/11/2016Nomura SecuritiesLower Price TargetBuy$23.00 ➝ $22.50N/A
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Rating by Jonathan Wright at Nomura Securities
2/11/2016Canaccord GenuityReiterated RatingBuy$21.00N/A
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Rating by Robert Burleson at Canaccord Genuity
1/22/2016Raymond JamesInitiated CoverageOutperform$18.00N/A
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12/29/2015Canaccord GenuityReiterated RatingBuyN/A
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Rating by Robert Burleson at Canaccord Genuity
12/23/2015CowenReiterated RatingOutperform$27.50N/A
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12/23/2015Canaccord GenuityReiterated RatingBuy$21.00N/A
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Rating by Robert Burleson at Canaccord Genuity
11/25/2015Canaccord GenuityReiterated RatingBuyN/A
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Rating by Robert Burleson at Canaccord Genuity
11/18/2015Canaccord GenuityUpgradeHold ➝ Buy$16.50 ➝ $21.00N/A
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Rating by Robert Burleson at Canaccord Genuity
11/11/2015FBR & CoInitiated CoverageMarket Perform$17.50N/A
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11/10/2015FBR & CoReiterated RatingMarketperformN/A
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Rating by J. Mims at FBR & Co
11/3/2015Nomura SecuritiesLower Price TargetBuy$26.00 ➝ $23.00N/A
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Rating by Jonathan Wright at Nomura Securities
11/3/2015Canaccord GenuityLower Price TargetHold$17.50 ➝ $16.50N/A
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Rating by Robert Burleson at Canaccord Genuity
11/3/2015Needham & Company LLCReiterated RatingBuy$23.50 ➝ $20.00N/A
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Rating by James Ricchiuti at Needham & Company LLC
(Data available from 10/31/2015 forward)
Cognex logo
Cognex Corporation provides machine vision products that capture and analyze visual information in order to automate tasks primarily in manufacturing processes worldwide. It provides machine vision products, which are used to automate the manufacture 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 ViDi, a deep learning-based image analysis software. It also provides general-purpose vision systems for vision 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 comprising In-Sight product line of vision systems and a range of 3D vision systems. In addition, the company offers ID products comprising DataMan image-based barcode readers and barcode verifiers, as well as vision-enabled mobile terminals for industrial barcode reading applications. It sells its products to customers in the consumer electronics and automotive industries, and semiconductor and electronics capital equipment markets through direct sales force, 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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Today's Range

Now: $65.90
$64.23
$67.60

50 Day Range

MA: $65.61
$60.60
$69.95

52 Week Range

Now: $65.90
$35.20
$71.76

Volume

708,924 shs

Average Volume

675,934 shs

Market Capitalization

$11.40 billion

P/E Ratio

62.17

Dividend Yield

0.34%

Beta

1.68