NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Cognex Corporation (Nasdaq: CGNX) is tomorrow, August 31, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 9 cents per share. At a price of $34.99 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.1%. The average volume for Cognex has been 296,900 shares per day 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 20.2% 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 19.9, below the average electronics industry P/E ratio of 20 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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