Insider Trade: Image Sensing Systems, Inc. (ISNS)’s director James Bracke Picked up 25,000 shares; Cognex (CGNX) Shorts Raised By 62.63%

May 18, 2018 - By Dolores Ford

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Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX) had an increase of 62.63% in short interest. CGNX’s SI was 7.29M shares in May as released by FINRA. Its up 62.63% from 4.49M shares previously. With 2.48M avg volume, 3 days are for Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX)’s short sellers to cover CGNX’s short positions. The stock decreased 2.32% or $1.09 during the last trading session, reaching $45.67. About 379,670 shares traded. Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX) has risen 31.99% since May 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.44% the S&P500.




Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX) Ratings Coverage

Among 19 analysts covering Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX), 9 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 47% are positive. Cognex Corporation had 47 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Tuesday, April 3, the company rating was upgraded by J.P. Morgan. The stock of Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, December 2 by Northcoast. Canaccord Genuity maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, July 31 report. The rating was maintained by Needham with “Buy” on Friday, February 17. The firm has “Hold” rating by Canaccord Genuity given on Tuesday, October 31. The rating was downgraded by CSLA on Thursday, March 24 to “Underperform”. The rating was downgraded by Canaccord Genuity to “Hold” on Tuesday, August 4. The company was maintained on Tuesday, October 31 by Robert W. Baird. J.P. Morgan downgraded the stock to “Sell” rating in Wednesday, November 8 report. The stock of Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, September 18 by Nomura.

Investors sentiment increased to 6.53 in 2017 Q4. Its up 5.48, from 1.05 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 32 investors sold Cognex Corporation shares while 21 reduced holdings. 84 funds opened positions while 262 raised stakes. 268.44 million shares or 268.52% more from 72.84 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Cetera Advsr Limited Liability Co owns 5,443 shares. Old Second Bancshares Of Aurora accumulated 56 shares or 0% of the stock. Koch Industrial has invested 0.04% in Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX). Blackrock holds 0.05% in Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX) or 15.77M shares. Moreover, State Treasurer State Of Michigan has 0.03% invested in Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX) for 62,200 shares. Manufacturers Life Ins Communication The accumulated 296,748 shares. 11,517 were accumulated by Sumitomo Mitsui Asset. Deutsche Bancorporation Ag holds 0.03% or 849,073 shares. British Columbia Inv has invested 0.06% in Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX). Private Trust Na has 0.04% invested in Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX). Mackenzie Fincl Corporation, a Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 89,162 shares. Cibc Asset Mgmt reported 0% of its portfolio in Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX). Moreover, Sei Investments has 0.02% invested in Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX). Whittier Trust holds 0.1% or 48,500 shares in its portfolio. Texas Permanent School Fund has 0.09% invested in Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX) for 117,060 shares.

Since March 12, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $564,892 activity. The insider SUN ANTHONY sold $564,892.

Cognex Corporation provides machine vision products that capture and analyze visual information in order to automate tasks primarily in manufacturing processes worldwide. The company has market cap of $7.90 billion. The firm offers machine vision products, which are used to automate the manufacturing and tracking of discrete items, such as mobile phones, aspirin bottles, and automobile tires by locating, identifying, inspecting, and measuring them during the manufacturing or distribution process. It has a 46.14 P/E ratio. The Company’s products include VisionPro, a software suite that provides various vision tools for programming; displacement sensors with vision software for use in 3D application; In-Sight vision systems that perform various vision tasks, including part location, identification, measurement, assembly verification, and robotic guidance; In-Sight vision sensors; ID products, which are used for reading codes that are applied on discrete items during the manufacturing process, as well as have applications in logistics automation for package sorting and distribution; DataMan barcode readers; barcode verifiers; vision-enabled mobile terminals for industrial barcode reading applications; and barcode scanning software development kits.

More notable recent Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Will Cognex Stock Keep Falling?” on May 09, 2018, also Investorplace.com with their article: “3 Stocks to Watch on Tuesday: Cognex Corporation (CGNX), Tenet Healthcare Corp (THC) and Tesla Inc (TSLA)” published on May 01, 2018, Streetinsider.com published: “Pre-Open Movers 05/01: (INGN) (KPTI) (NTRI) Higher; (IVAC) (CGNX) (KLXI) Lower (more…)” on May 01, 2018. More interesting news about Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Factors of Influence in 2018, Key Indicators and Opportunity within Cognex, MRC Global, Fulton Financial, Synovus …” published on May 14, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Cognex Corporation’s (CGNX) CEO Robert Willett on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” with publication date: May 01, 2018.

The stock decreased 1.23% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $4. About 14,037 shares traded. Image Sensing Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISNS) has risen 48.62% since May 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 37.07% the S&P500.

More notable recent Image Sensing Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISNS) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Image Sensing Systems Announces First Quarter 2018 Financial Results” on May 14, 2018, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Mid-Morning Market Update: Markets Open Lower; Home Depot Sales Miss Estimates” published on May 15, 2018, Benzinga.com published: “25 Stocks Moving In Tuesday’s Pre-Market Session” on May 15, 2018. More interesting news about Image Sensing Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISNS) were released by: Benzinga.com and their article: “45 Biggest Movers From Yesterday” published on May 16, 2018 as well as Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “10 Stocks Moving In Monday’s After-Hours Session” with publication date: May 14, 2018.

The director of Image Sensing Systems Inc, James Bracke has made a surprising transaction in the Pinksheet-listed company that is amounting to $96,825 U.S Dollars. As shown in the D.C. based-SEC legal document filed on May 18, 2018, James purchased 25,000 shares which is based on a market stock price per share of $3.9. James Bracke at present owns 1.41% of the company’s total market capitalization with ownership of 73,425 shares. 

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