Ellington Management Group Has Lowered Its Cognex (CGNX) Position; Last Week Green Dragon Gas Limited (LON:GDG) Coverage

December 12, 2017 - By Henry Gaston

Ellington Management Group Llc decreased Cognex Corp (CGNX) stake by 81.25% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Ellington Management Group Llc sold 11,700 shares as Cognex Corp (CGNX)’s stock rose 18.92%. The Ellington Management Group Llc holds 2,700 shares with $229,000 value, down from 14,400 last quarter. Cognex Corp now has $11.00B valuation. The stock decreased 1.37% or $0.88 during the last trading session, reaching $63.5. About 1.23M shares traded. Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX) has risen 131.00% since December 12, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 114.30% the S&P500.

Among 3 analysts covering Green Dragon Gas Ltd (LON:GDG), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Green Dragon Gas Ltd had 16 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, February 3 report. Peel Hunt maintained Green Dragon Gas Limited (LON:GDG) rating on Thursday, November 26. Peel Hunt has “Buy” rating and GBX 950 target. The stock has “Buy” rating by Cantor Fitzgerald on Wednesday, August 26. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, November 30 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, February 3 by Peel Hunt. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, July 21 by Peel Hunt. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, January 4 by Peel Hunt. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, January 9 by Peel Hunt. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained Green Dragon Gas Limited (LON:GDG) on Thursday, July 23 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Peel Hunt given on Monday, April 4. See Green Dragon Gas Limited (LON:GDG) latest ratings:

21/07/2017 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Hold Old Target: GBX 240.00 New Target: GBX 150.00 Maintain

Analysts await Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX) to report earnings on February, 15. They expect $0.49 EPS, up 13.95% or $0.06 from last year’s $0.43 per share. CGNX’s profit will be $84.85M for 32.40 P/E if the $0.49 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.14 actual EPS reported by Cognex Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -57.02% negative EPS growth.

Ellington Management Group Llc increased Vmware Inc (NYSE:VMW) stake by 14,400 shares to 16,700 valued at $1.46M in 2017Q2. It also upped Cdk Global Inc (NASDAQ:CDK) stake by 10,800 shares and now owns 19,600 shares. Expedia Inc Del (NASDAQ:EXPE) was raised too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.05 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.28, from 1.33 in 2017Q1. It fall, as 28 investors sold CGNX shares while 110 reduced holdings. 73 funds opened positions while 110 raised stakes. 74.34 million shares or 1.63% less from 75.58 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage owns 35,774 shares. Silvercrest Asset Mgmt Grp Inc Incorporated Limited Liability Company invested in 0% or 2,648 shares. Temasek Holdings (Private), a Singapore-based fund reported 3,360 shares. 5,754 were reported by First Republic Investment Mngmt. Usa Fincl Portformulas Corp has 0.24% invested in Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX) for 11,633 shares. Sei Invests Co owns 4,531 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Ardevora Asset Mgmt Llp invested in 1.15% or 428,100 shares. Hartford Management accumulated 162 shares. Raymond James & Associate holds 97,582 shares. 2.17M were reported by State Street Corp. Bank Of Montreal Can accumulated 79,233 shares. Disciplined Growth Mn accumulated 1.42% or 802,275 shares. Robeco Institutional Asset Mngmt Bv has invested 0.06% in Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX). Caprock Grp invested in 2,595 shares. Tradewinds Limited Liability Corp accumulated 0.02% or 500 shares.

Among 19 analysts covering Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX), 8 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 42% are positive. Cognex Corporation had 35 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, August 2 report. The stock of Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX) earned “Sell” rating by J.P. Morgan on Wednesday, November 8. Deutsche Bank initiated Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX) rating on Thursday, December 8. Deutsche Bank has “Buy” rating and $74 target. Canaccord Genuity maintained the shares of CGNX in report on Friday, April 1 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Tuesday, November 3 by Credit Agricole. FBR Capital initiated Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX) rating on Wednesday, November 11. FBR Capital has “Mkt Perform” rating and $35 target. The rating was upgraded by CLSA to “Outperform” on Monday, November 7. The stock has “Outperform” rating by CLSA on Tuesday, November 3. The rating was initiated by FBR Capital on Wednesday, May 11 with “Market Perform”. The company was maintained on Tuesday, October 31 by Robert W. Baird.

Green Dragon Gas Limited, an investment holding company, explores for, develops, and produces coal bed methane in the PeopleÂ’s Republic of China. The company has market cap of 95.98 million GBP. The firm is also involved in the supply and distribution of natural gas; and distribution of pipeline natural gas, as well as compressed natural gas for retail and industrial use through its retail stations; and sale of power generation. It currently has negative earnings.

The stock decreased 0.81% or GBX 0.5 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 61.5. About 2,500 shares traded. Green Dragon Gas Limited (LON:GDG) has 0.00% since December 12, 2016 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

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