EPS for Cognex (CGNX) Expected At $0.25; Last Week Badger Meter, Inc. (BMI) Analysts

January 14, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

Among 7 analysts covering Badger Meter (NYSE:BMI), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 14% are positive. Badger Meter had 17 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Sell” rating by Ladenburg Thalmann given on Friday, March 18. As per Monday, September 18, the company rating was initiated by Stifel Nicolaus. The company was initiated on Wednesday, October 7 by Gabelli. Sidoti initiated the stock with “Neutral” rating in Tuesday, April 12 report. Robert W. Baird downgraded the shares of BMI in report on Wednesday, April 20 to “Neutral” rating. Robert W. Baird downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Tuesday, July 21 report. As per Monday, October 16, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Badger Meter, Inc. (NYSE:BMI) rating on Sunday, October 15. Stifel Nicolaus has “Hold” rating and $49.0 target. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Wednesday, February 3. The stock of Badger Meter, Inc. (NYSE:BMI) earned “Hold” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Thursday, May 25. See Badger Meter, Inc. (NYSE:BMI) latest ratings:

10/12/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Hold New Target: $45.0 Maintain
16/10/2017 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Hold New Target: $44.0 Maintain
15/10/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Hold New Target: $49.0 Maintain
05/10/2017 Broker: Canaccord Genuity Rating: Hold New Target: $40.0 Maintain
18/09/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Hold New Target: $43.0 Initiate
21/07/2017 Broker: Boenning & Scattergood Rating: Hold

Analysts expect Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX) to report $0.25 EPS on February, 15.They anticipate $0.03 EPS change or 13.64% from last quarter’s $0.22 EPS. CGNX’s profit would be $43.29M giving it 67.91 P/E if the $0.25 EPS is correct. After having $0.57 EPS previously, Cognex Corporation’s analysts see -56.14% EPS growth. The stock increased 1.30% or $0.87 during the last trading session, reaching $67.91. About 1.15M shares traded. Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX) has risen 131.00% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 114.30% the S&P500.

The stock increased 0.93% or $0.45 during the last trading session, reaching $48.7. About 56,165 shares traded. Badger Meter, Inc. (NYSE:BMI) has risen 7.67% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.03% the S&P500.

Since September 1, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 sales for $1.11 million activity. On Tuesday, September 5 the insider POLICANO ANDREW J sold $365,125. 7,550 shares valued at $341,690 were sold by SMILEY BEVERLY L P on Tuesday, September 12.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.05 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.59, from 1.64 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 11 investors sold Badger Meter, Inc. shares while 49 reduced holdings. 19 funds opened positions while 44 raised stakes. 23.62 million shares or 1.65% less from 24.01 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Morgan Dempsey Mngmt Limited Liability Corp holds 35,005 shares. 62,857 were accumulated by Royal Bancorporation Of Canada. Ameritas Inv Prtnrs Inc accumulated 2,464 shares. Tortoise Advsrs Ltd Com accumulated 0% or 53 shares. Dorsey And Whitney Limited Liability Company has invested 0.76% in Badger Meter, Inc. (NYSE:BMI). D E Shaw & has 0% invested in Badger Meter, Inc. (NYSE:BMI) for 12,866 shares. Voya Investment Mngmt Ltd Liability stated it has 0% in Badger Meter, Inc. (NYSE:BMI). First Trust Advsr Limited Partnership accumulated 138,545 shares. Moreover, Bokf Na has 0.02% invested in Badger Meter, Inc. (NYSE:BMI). Deutsche Bancshares Ag holds 0% or 91,180 shares. Bluecrest Cap Mngmt Ltd owns 6,627 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Gemmer Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp holds 82 shares. Manufacturers Life Insur Co The holds 20,853 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Van Eck holds 0.01% or 36,120 shares in its portfolio. Bancshares Of America De holds 0% of its portfolio in Badger Meter, Inc. (NYSE:BMI) for 80,170 shares.

Badger Meter, Inc. provides flow measurement, control, and communication solutions worldwide. The company has market cap of $1.42 billion. It offers mechanical and electronic water meters, and related technologies and services to municipal water utilities; and meters and valves to measure and control materials flowing through a pipe or pipeline, including water, air, steam, oil, and other liquids and gases, as well as for use in water/wastewater, heating, ventilating and air conditioning, gas and oil, chemical and petrochemical, test and measurement, automotive aftermarket, and the concrete construction process industries. It has a 42.35 P/E ratio. The firm provides flow instrumentation technologies to original equipment manufacturers as the primary flow measurement device within a product or system; ORION Migratable for mobile meter reading; ORION Fixed Network for traditional fixed network applications; and ORION Cellular for infrastructure-free meter reading.

Since August 3, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 7 selling transactions for $13.24 million activity. 5,000 shares valued at $556,565 were sold by ALIAS PATRICK on Tuesday, September 12. J BRUCE ROBINSON also sold $745,529 worth of Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX) shares. 66,759 shares valued at $6.98M were sold by Willett Robert on Monday, August 14. KRANTZ THEODOR sold 9,750 shares worth $1.01M. Shares for $513,359 were sold by Schneider Jerry A. on Thursday, August 3.

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 $11.76 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 50.04 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.

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