Nautilus Inc. (NYSE:NLS) shares were up 3.3% during trading on Wednesday . The company traded as high as $18.50 and last traded at $18.26, with a volume of 121,134 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $17.68.

A number of research analysts have recently commented on NLS shares. Wunderlich reissued a “buy” rating and set a $24.00 target price on shares of Nautilus in a research report on Thursday, June 23rd. B. Riley reissued a “buy” rating and set a $23.00 target price on shares of Nautilus in a research report on Tuesday, May 10th. Sterne Agee CRT reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Nautilus in a research report on Monday, May 16th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Nautilus from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, April 27th. Finally, SunTrust Banks Inc. started coverage on shares of Nautilus in a research report on Thursday, March 10th. They set a “buy” rating and a $24.00 target price on the stock. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $23.71.

The firm has a market capitalization of $589.92 million and a PE ratio of 21.83. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $19.36 and its 200-day moving average is $18.73.

Nautilus (NYSE:NLS) last released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, May 9th. The company reported $0.38 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.35 by $0.03. The firm earned $120.90 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $118.60 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.34 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 25.7% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts forecast that Nautilus Inc. will post $1.14 EPS for the current year.

In other news, SVP Wayne M. Bolio sold 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $19.61, for a total value of $196,100.00. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now owns 92,542 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,814,748.62. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, VP Jeffery Lynn Collins sold 8,403 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $19.57, for a total value of $164,446.71. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 4,209 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $82,370.13. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Several large investors recently modified their holdings of the stock. Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its stake in shares of Nautilus by 10.5% in the fourth quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 598,354 shares of the company’s stock valued at $10,005,000 after buying an additional 56,887 shares during the last quarter. Oxford Asset Management acquired a new stake in shares of Nautilus during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $3,647,000. American Century Companies Inc. raised its stake in shares of Nautilus by 204.2% in the fourth quarter. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 169,639 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,836,000 after buying an additional 113,865 shares during the last quarter. Russell Frank Co raised its stake in shares of Nautilus by 2.1% in the fourth quarter. Russell Frank Co now owns 130,393 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,202,000 after buying an additional 2,634 shares during the last quarter. Finally, GSA Capital Partners LLP raised its stake in shares of Nautilus by 1.2% in the fourth quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP now owns 123,139 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,059,000 after buying an additional 1,443 shares during the last quarter.

Nautilus, Inc is a consumer fitness products company. The Company operates through two segments: Direct and Retail. The Direct segment offers products directly to consumers through television advertising, catalogs and the Internet. The Retail segment offers its products through a network of independent retail companies with stores and Websites located in the United States and internationally.

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