Cognex (NASDAQ:CGNX) Raised to "Neutral" at JPMorgan Chase

(NYSE:COTY). Liberty Mutual Group Asset Inc accumulated 18,799 shares or 0.01% of the stock. National Planning Corp now owns 2,876 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company's stock worth $330,000 after buying an additional 471 shares during the last quarter. The company has market cap of $39.72 billion. The stock decreased 1.02% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $14.5. 3,727 shares were sold by MARGULIS HEIDI S, worth $1.03 million on Wednesday, February 28. Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX) has risen 31.99% since April 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.88% the S&P500.

Ted Kang increased its stake in Cognex Corp (CGNX) by 149.43% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. This repurchase authorization allows the scientific and technical instruments company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. The institutional investor held 1.06M shares of the business services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $54.93M, down from 1.09 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. The stock decreased 0.55% or $0.28 during the last trading session, reaching $50.44. About 1.04 million shares traded. Assetmark Incorporated invested 0% of its portfolio in Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX). It has outperformed by 19.99% the S&P500. (NYSE:HCA) or 48,462 shares. On Wednesday, January 31 the insider Perlin Jonathan B sold $2.34M. Huval Timothy S. had sold 16,270 shares worth $4.45M. $870,619 worth of HCA Healthcare, Inc. The shares were sold at an average price of $56.49, for a total value of $564,900.00. First Mercantile Trust Commerce has 5,112 shares.

Analysts await HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) to report earnings on May, 1. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 2nd were given a dividend of $0.045 per share. HCA's profit will be $732.62M for 11.57 P/E if the $2.08 EPS becomes a reality. Whittier Company Of Nevada reported 2,597 shares.

Atria Invs Lc holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX) for 7,648 shares. Therefore 38% are positive. 822,000 were reported by Columbia Wanger Asset Management Limited Liability. The firm has "Equal Weight" rating given on Thursday, July 30 by Barclays Capital. Deutsche Bank set a $80.00 target price on Cognex and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a report on Friday, January 19th. The company was maintained on Wednesday, December 6 by Jefferies. FBR Capital initiated it with "Mkt Perform" rating and $35 target in Wednesday, November 11 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained HCA Healthcare, Inc. The stock of Humana Inc. (NYSE:HCA) earned "Buy" rating by Mizuho on Thursday, October 22. On Tuesday, April 3 the firm has "Neutral" rating given by JP Morgan.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.78 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.13, from 1 in 2017Q3.

A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of CGNX. 84 funds amassed stakes and 262 increased stakes. Its down 18.78% from 3.68 million shares previously. Arga Investment Management Lp sold 26,900 shares as the company's stock rose 14.38% while stock markets declined. Aperio Gru Lc holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX) for 64,743 shares. Utd Ser Automobile Association invested in 0.03% or 139,908 shares. New York State Common Retirement Fund has 0% invested in Sotheby's (NYSE:BID). 6,252 were accumulated by Nelson Van Denburg Campbell Wealth Mngmt Grp Ltd Liability Company. On Wednesday, April 4 the stock of Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX) has "Buy" rating given by Northcoast. (NYSE:HCA) for 3,696 shares. Mackenzie Corporation stated it has 89,162 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Mackenzie Fin invested in 888,605 shares or 0.19% of the stock. Virtus Invest Advisers reported 0% stake. Whittier Trust Company has 0.01% invested in Coty Inc. (NYSE:HCA). Profund Advisors Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.03% in HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA). Loews Corp has 0.11% invested in HCA Healthcare, Inc. Fred Alger owns 809,068 shares for 0.22% of their portfolio.

TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC raised its holdings in Cognex Co.

CGNX had 1 insider sale and 0 insider purchases since March 12, 2018. Gradient Invests holds 0% of its portfolio in Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX) for 8 shares. Therefore 42% are positive.

Investment analysts at Northcoast Research issued their Q2 2019 EPS estimates for shares of Cognex in a report issued on Wednesday, April 4th, according to Zacks Investment Research. In Thursday, February 15 report Canaccord Genuity maintained the stock with "Hold" rating. Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX) has risen 31.99% since April 14, 2017 and is uptrending. As per Friday, December 8, the company rating was upgraded by Daiwa Securities. J.P. Morgan downgraded Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX) rating on Wednesday, November 8. The firm earned "Outperform" rating on Monday, November 7 by CLSA. The stock has "Hold" rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, June 6. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC now owns 2,215 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company's stock valued at $125,000 after purchasing an additional 963 shares during the period.

Rudman Errol M, which manages about $206.21M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in United Contl Hldgs Inc (NYSE:UAL) by 16,717 shares to 284,483 shares, valued at $19.17M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Alibaba Group Hldg Ltd (NYSE:BABA) by 354,300 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1.13M shares, and cut its stake in Netease Inc (NASDAQ:NTES).

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