Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): July 31, 2017

Cognex Corportation

(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)




(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)


File Number)

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

One Vision Drive, Natick, Massachusetts


(Address of principal executive offices)

(Zip Code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code:    (508) 650-3000


(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

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Item 2.02          Results of Operations and Financial Condition                          

On July 31, 2017, Cognex Corporation (the “Company”) issued a news release to report its financial results for the quarter ended July 2, 2017.  The release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 hereto.  The information in Item 2.02 of this Current Report on Form 8-K, including the Exhibit attached hereto, shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, nor shall it be deemed to be incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, regardless of any general incorporation language in such filing.

Item 8.01          Other Events

On July 31, 2017, the Company announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.085 per share, payable on September 1, 2017 to all shareholders of record as of the close of business on August 18, 2017.  

Item 9.01         Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d)   Exhibits

Exhibit No.      Description

99. 1                 News release, dated July 31, 2017, by Cognex Corporation



Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.




July 31, 2017

By: /s/ John J. Curran

John J. Curran

Senior Vice President of Finance

and Chief Financial Officer