Shares of Nautilus Inc. (NYSE:NLS) rose 3.5% during trading on Thursday . The stock traded as high as $18.56 and last traded at $18.48, with a volume of 144,991 shares. The stock had previously closed at $17.86.

NLS has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Nautilus from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 target price on the stock in a report on Wednesday, April 27th. DA Davidson restated a “buy” rating and set a $26.00 target price on shares of Nautilus in a report on Sunday, May 1st. B. Riley restated a “buy” rating and set a $23.00 target price on shares of Nautilus in a report on Tuesday, May 10th. Sterne Agee CRT restated a “buy” rating on shares of Nautilus in a report on Monday, May 16th. Finally, Wunderlich restated a “buy” rating and set a $24.00 target price on shares of Nautilus in a report on Thursday, June 23rd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and six have issued a buy rating to the stock. Nautilus currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $23.71.

The firm has a market cap of $575.33 million and a P/E ratio of 21.29. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $18.76 and its 200-day moving average price is $18.81.

Nautilus (NYSE:NLS) last released its quarterly earnings data 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. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.34 EPS. The firm earned $120.90 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $118.60 million. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 25.7% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts predict that Nautilus Inc. will post $1.13 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In related news, VP Jeffery Lynn Collins sold 8,403 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $19.57, for a total value of $164,446.71. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 4,209 shares in the company, valued at $82,370.13. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, VP Robert O. Murdock sold 9,360 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $20.00, for a total value of $187,200.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 3,821 shares in the company, valued at $76,420. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Other hedge funds recently made changes to their positions in the company. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in shares of Nautilus by 1.5% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,308,403 shares of the company’s stock valued at $21,877,000 after buying an additional 18,744 shares during the last quarter. 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. GSA Capital Partners LLP boosted 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. California Public Employees Retirement System boosted its stake in shares of Nautilus by 1.7% in the fourth quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 120,900 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,021,000 after buying an additional 2,000 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Russell Frank Co boosted 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.

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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