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Best Performing Robotics Stocks of 2020

Updated Aug 5, 2020
As the world increasingly moves towards automation, the need for machines that do the work for humans in an efficient and accurate manner in increasing day by day. The diminishing population in a few countries, the need for round-the-clock availability, and the requirement of precision in accomplishing a task is paving the way for more and more robots, robotic systems, autmated controls and systems to be used across the globe. From the auto-pilot, self-driving mode on your high-end car to automatic warehouse handling of online shopped goods, robotics is finding use everywhere. With global companies working on robotic technology, a lot of them are also listed on large and small stock exchanges across the globe. It allows the investors to purchase the listed stocks in a regulated environment, and reap the potential benefits that may be available in the increasing use of robotic technology in all walks of human life and work. A lot of such robotics stocks have been the star performers, while one can also find the not-so-successful ones.
Among the various Robotics companies whose stocks are listed on stock exchanges, which ones generated the top returns this year? Which of those figured among the winners in the long list of Robotics stocks?
This article provides a list of Robotics stocks which have generated top returns in the year 2020 so far till date of writing. The list is prepared based on the percentage returns generated by the individual Robotics stocks between the end of the previous year and Aug 5, 2020, and the top 10 return generating Robotics stocks are listed below.
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Top Robotics Stocks With Highest Returns

The following list presents stocks of the companies which belong to the broader Robotics sector or the stock market index, their corresponding prices as of given date, and the percentage gains realized:
 1) iRobot Corporation (IRBT) 2) AeroVironment, Inc. (AVAV) 3) Brooks Automation, Inc. (BRKS) 4) Novanta Inc. (NOVT) 5) Cognex Corporation (CGNX)
 6) PTC Inc. (PTC) 7) IPG Photonics Corporation (IPGP) 8) Rockwell Automation Inc. (ROK) 9) ABB Ltd (ABB) 10) Deere and Co. (DE)
There's more... See price performance, YTD-gains, market-cap and other details of all the 16 Robotics stocks with sorting features in a tabular format. Alternatively, one can also explore the List of Top Robotics ETFs.

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Performance of Top Robotics Stocks

Here's a look at the basic details and how the above mentioned stocks fared during the period:

iRobot

iRobot Corporation, incorporated on December 20, 2000, is a consumer robot company, which is engaged in designing and building robots. The Companys portfolio of solutions features various technologies for the ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of iRobot.
The Massachusetts, MA-based Consumer Durables sector company iRobot Corporation (IRBT) holds the number one spot among the best performing stocks of the Robotics sector. Classified as the Consumer Electronics and Appliances business, the stock price of iRobot ended the previous year at a price of $50.63 per share while it reached the level of $75.08 apiece as of Aug 5, 2020 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 48.29%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $2.1 billion. Few leading stock market index includes iRobot in their constituent list. They include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

AeroVironment

AeroVironment, Inc., incorporated on June 27, 2006, designs, develops, produces, supports and operates a portfolio of products and services for government agencies, businesses and consumers. The Company operates through two ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of AeroVironment.
The California, CA-headquartered company AeroVironment, Inc. (AVAV) is ranked number two among the best performing stocks of Robotics of 2020. The Capital Goods sector business falls under the Aerospace industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2020, the stock price of AeroVironment has changed by 38.99 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $61.74 per share and year-to-date closing price of $85.81 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $1.48 billion to $2.07 billion during the same period. Along with Robotics, the company is also in the business of Capital Goods, Aerospace, Industrials, Aerospace & Defense, among other usual products and services. AeroVironment continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

Brooks Automation

Brooks Automation, Inc., incorporated on November 14, 1994, is a provider of automation and cryogenic solutions for various applications and markets. The Company operates through two segments: Brooks Semiconductor Solutions ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Brooks Automation.
During the given months of the year 2020, Brooks Automation, Inc. (BRKS) was successful in generating YTD returns of 35.1 percentage which helped it gain the number three spot in the list of the top performing stocks which generated maximum returns during year 2020 till date. As of December of the previous year, the stock of the Massachusetts, MA-based Brooks Automation closed at a price of $41.96 per share, while it traded at a price of $56.69 per share as of Aug 5, 2020. The company's market cap changed from $3.09 billion to $4.18 billion during the same period YTD. It ranks as a key constituent of major indexes that include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators. The company is classified under the Technology industry sector and further specialized as a Industrial Machinery and Components sector business.

Novanta

Novanta Inc., formerly GSI Group Inc., incorporated in 1968, designs, develops, manufactures and sells precision photonic and motion control components and subsystems. The Company offers its products to original equipment ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Novanta.
Rank number four in the coveted list is held by Novanta Inc. (NOVT) for being among the top performing stocks of 2020. Headquartered in Massachusetts, MA, the Miscellaneous sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Industrial Machinery and Components. Since the start of the year 2020, stock of Novanta has so far gained 23.44 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $88.44 per share and year-to-date price of $109.17 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $3.1 billion to $3.83 billion. The stock of Novanta continues to be a major constituent of many leading stock indexes which include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Cognex

Cognex Corporation (Cognex), incorporated on January 7, 1981, is a provider of machine vision products that capture and analyze visual information in order to automate tasks, primarily in manufacturing processes, ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Cognex.
Based on the market-cap change from $9.58 billion to $11.88 billion during the given months of the year 2020 and the share price change from $56.04 per share to a price of $68.64 per share as of Aug 5, 2020, Cognex Corporation (CGNX) was successful in generating YTD returns of 22.48 percentage. Standing at the number five rank in the top performing list of Robotics stocks, the Massachusetts, MA-based Cognex is categorized as the Industrial Machinery and Components sub-sector business which falls under the larger Capital Goods sector. It is also a part of few famous stock indexes that are used to track the overall performance of the stock market. They include Wilshire 5000 index, and a few more broader-level indexes that are actively tracked in the market.

PTC

PTC Inc., incorporated on May 13, 1985, is a global computer software and services company. The Company offers a portfolio of computer-aided design (CAD) modeling, product lifecycle management (PLM) and ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of PTC.
At number six in the list of top stocks stands PTC Inc. (PTC), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $74.89 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $87.88 per share as of Aug 5, 2020. It translates to a change of 17.35 percentage. The Massachusetts, MA-headquartered Technology sector company also saw its market value change from $8.71 billion to $10.17 billion. The Computer Software-Prepackaged Software specialist also managed to outperform some of the major stock market indexes of which it is a part of. They include the Wilshire 5000 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.

IPG Photonics

IPG Photonics Corporation develops and manufactures a range of high-performance fiber lasers, fiber amplifiers, and diode lasers used in various applications primarily in materials processing worldwid ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of IPG Photonics.
The Massachusetts, MA-based IPG Photonics Corporation (IPGP) belongs to the Technology sector and is categorized as a Semiconductors company. The stock of IPG Photonics ended the previous year at a price of $144.92 per share. As of Aug 5, 2020, the stock price has reached $166.67 apiece, which indicates a change of 15.01 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Robotics for the year 2020 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $7.69 billion. It has now changed to $8.84 billion as of writing. IPG Photonics continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Rockwell Automation

Rockwell Automation, Inc. (Rockwell Automation), incorporated on August 29, 1996, is a provider of industrial automation power, control and information solutions for manufacturers. The Company operates through two segments: Architecture ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Rockwell Automation.
Rockwell Automation Inc. (ROK) has moved by 10.49 percentage over the given period of 2020-YTD, helping it gain a place at number eight among the top performing stocks. The Capital Goods sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $202.67 apiece to the price of $223.94 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Aug 5, 2020. The smart run of the Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based Industrial Machinery and Components sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $23.44 billion to $25.97 billion over the same duration. Rockwell Automation is a key member of many popular stock market indexes. They include Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

ABB

ABB Ltd (ABB), incorporated on March 5, 1999, is a holding company. The Companys segments include Electrification Products, Robotics and Motion, Industrial Automation, Power Grids, and Corporate and Other. The ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of ABB.
ABB (ABB) generated percentage returns of 7.72 percent during the 2020 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $24.09 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $25.95 per share as of Aug 5, 2020. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $51.33 billion to $55.24 billion during the same period.
The company is categorized as a Consumer Durables speciality business with further classification in the Electrical Products sub-category. Based in Switzerland, the YTD performance of the Robotics sector also fared better than that of the returns generated by some of the closley tracked stock market indexes.

Deere and Co.

Deere & Company, incorporated on April 25, 1958, is engaged in equipment operations. The Company is engaged in providing financial services. The Company operates through three business segments: agriculture and ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Deere and Co..
The number ten spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Robotics sector is taken by Deere and Co. (DE). The company's stock price changed from $173.26 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $182.82 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of 5.52 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the Moline, Illinois-based Capital Goods sector company was from $54.28 billion to $57.2 billion. Being ranked in the top 10 best performing stocks of the Robotics sector, the company also succeeded in outperforming the returns generated by some of the popular stock market indexes. They include the Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.
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