Nautilus Inc. (NYSE:NLS) shares traded down 2.5% during trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $18.26 and last traded at $18.27, with a volume of 208,760 shares. The stock had previously closed at $18.74.

Several research analysts recently commented on the stock. Imperial Capital assumed coverage on shares of Nautilus in a research note on Wednesday, July 6th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $24.00 price target on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Nautilus from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 3rd. Sterne Agee CRT reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $23.00 price target on shares of Nautilus in a research note on Monday, March 21st. DA Davidson reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $26.00 price target on shares of Nautilus in a research note on Sunday, May 1st. Finally, B. Riley reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $23.00 price target on shares of Nautilus in a research note on Sunday, May 15th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Nautilus presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $23.71.

The stock has a market cap of $573.47 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.22. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $19.06 and its 200-day moving average price is $18.79.

Nautilus (NYSE:NLS) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, May 9th. The company reported $0.38 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.35 by $0.03. The firm had revenue of $120.90 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $118.60 million. The company’s revenue was up 25.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.34 EPS. On average, equities analysts predict that Nautilus Inc. will post $1.13 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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

A number of hedge funds and institutional investors recently bought and sold shares of NLS. Russell Frank Co boosted its position in Nautilus by 2.1% in the fourth quarter. Russell Frank Co now owns 130,393 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,202,000 after buying an additional 2,634 shares during the last quarter. American Century Companies Inc. boosted its position in Nautilus by 204.2% in the fourth quarter. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 169,639 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,836,000 after buying an additional 113,865 shares during the last quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System boosted its position in Nautilus by 1.7% in the fourth quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 120,900 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,021,000 after buying an additional 2,000 shares during the last quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP boosted its position in Nautilus by 1.2% in the fourth quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP now owns 123,139 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,059,000 after buying an additional 1,443 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its position in Nautilus by 10.5% in the fourth quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 598,354 shares of the company’s stock worth $10,005,000 after buying an additional 56,887 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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