Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, machine vision products specialist Cognex
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Cognex's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Natick, Mass. (1981)|
|Market Cap||$1.8 billion|
|Industry||Electronic equipment and instruments|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$321.9 million|
|Management||CEO Robert Willett
CFO Richard Morin
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||8.8%|
|Cash/Debt||$182.5 million / $0|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 90% of the 314 members who have rated Cognex believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Earlier this week, one of those bulls, MajorBob04, helped our community understand the growth opportunity: "The Company designs, develops, manufactures, and markets machine vision systems which are used to automate a range of manufacturing processes where vision is required. Great technology that is feeding some of the largest and most efficient warehouses."
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