Sentry Select Capital Raised Its Cabot Oil And Gas (COG) Position; Cognex (CGNX)’s Sentiment Is 1.05

January 17, 2018 - By Richard Conner

Sentry Select Capital Corp increased Cabot Oil And Gas Corp (COG) stake by 164.02% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Sentry Select Capital Corp acquired 70,200 shares as Cabot Oil And Gas Corp (COG)’s stock rose 1.60%. The Sentry Select Capital Corp holds 113,000 shares with $3.02M value, up from 42,800 last quarter. Cabot Oil And Gas Corp now has $12.94B valuation. The stock decreased 0.18% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $27.98. About 5.31 million shares traded or 5.22% up from the average. Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG) has risen 1.25% since January 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 15.45% the S&P500.

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 $11.84 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 50.4 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.

The stock increased 1.44% or $0.97 during the last trading session, reaching $68.39. About 1.33 million shares traded. Cognex Corporation (CGNX) has risen 131.00% since January 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 114.30% the S&P500.

Joho Capital Llc holds 31.19% of its portfolio in Cognex Corporation for 1.30 million shares. Kylin Management Llc owns 1.19 million shares or 14.38% of their US portfolio. Moreover, American Capital Management Inc has 6.53% invested in the company for 949,092 shares. The New York-based Tirschwell & Loewy Inc has invested 6.41% in the stock. Brown Capital Management Llc, a Maryland-based fund reported 4.01 million shares.

Ratings analysis reveals 67% of Cognex’s analysts are positive. Out of 3 Wall Street analysts rating Cognex, 2 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 1 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $61.0 while the high is $74.0. The stock’s average target of $67.50 is -1.30% below today’s ($68.39) share price. CGNX was included in 3 notes of analysts from November 1, 2016. The firm has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank given on Thursday, December 8. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Northcoast given on Friday, December 2. The stock of Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX) earned “Buy” rating by Needham on Tuesday, November 1.

Analysts await Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX) to report earnings on February, 15. They expect $0.25 earnings per share, up 13.64% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.22 per share. CGNX’s profit will be $43.29 million for 68.39 P/E if the $0.25 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.57 actual earnings per share reported by Cognex Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -56.14% negative EPS growth.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 7 insider sales for $13.24 million activity.

Among 33 analysts covering Cabot Oil & Gas (NYSE:COG), 22 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Cabot Oil & Gas had 103 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, September 25 by Piper Jaffray. The firm has “Buy” rating by GMP Securities given on Wednesday, September 28. On Tuesday, January 2 the stock rating was downgraded by Raymond James to “Underperform”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, October 5 by Piper Jaffray. The stock of Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG) earned “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Tuesday, June 14. The stock has “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, January 11. The stock of Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG) earned “Buy” rating by Williams Capital Group on Monday, August 29. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, May 1 by Williams Capital Group. The company was maintained on Friday, July 28 by Williams Capital Group. Morgan Stanley maintained Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG) on Tuesday, April 26 with “Equal-Weight” rating.

Sentry Select Capital Corp decreased Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) stake by 14,620 shares to 262,430 valued at $44.84 million in 2017Q3. It also reduced Brookfield Infrastructure Partners Lp (NYSE:BIP) stake by 968,075 shares and now owns 3.35M shares. Crown Holdings Inc (NYSE:CCK) was reduced too.

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