NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Cognex Corporation (Nasdaq: CGNX) hit a new 52-week high Tuesday as it is currently trading at $36.93, above its previous 52-week high of $36.90 with 541,277 shares traded as of 10:52 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 295,800 shares over the past 30 days. Cognex has a market cap of $1.4 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 12% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Cognex Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides machine vision products that capture and analyze visual information to automate tasks, primarily in manufacturing processes. It operates in two divisions, Modular Vision Systems and Surface Inspection Systems. The company has a P/E ratio of 21, equal to the average electronics industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Cognex as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. You can view the full Cognex Ratings Report. See all 52-week high stocks or get investment ideas from our investment research center.