Imperial Capital lowered shares of Nautilus Inc. (NYSE:NLS) from an outperform rating to an in-line rating in a research report released on Monday. Imperial Capital currently has $26.00 price target on the stock.

“less attractive.,” Imperial Capital’s analyst wrote.

Several other research analysts have also recently commented on NLS. B. Riley reiterated a buy rating and issued a $23.00 price target on shares of Nautilus in a research note on Wednesday, August 3rd. Wunderlich reiterated a buy rating and issued a $24.00 price target on shares of Nautilus in a research note on Tuesday, August 2nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Nautilus from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Thursday, August 4th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Nautilus presently has an average rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $24.00.

Shares of Nautilus (NYSE:NLS) opened at 23.98 on Monday. Nautilus has a 52-week low of $13.82 and a 52-week high of $24.99. The firm has a market capitalization of $745.92 million, a PE ratio of 26.32 and a beta of 1.99. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $22.33 and its 200-day moving average price is $19.66.

Nautilus (NYSE:NLS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, August 1st. The company reported $0.12 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.09 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $78.50 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $77.83 million. Nautilus had a return on equity of 24.07% and a net margin of 7.49%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 31.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.07 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts predict that Nautilus will post $1.15 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In related news, Director Marvin G. Siegert sold 7,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $21.28, for a total value of $148,960.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, VP Jeffery Lynn Collins sold 4,166 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $21.30, for a total value of $88,735.80. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 4,278 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $91,121.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 3.40% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

A number of hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. BlackRock Inc. raised its position in Nautilus by 224.7% in the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 6,339 shares of the company’s stock valued at $113,000 after buying an additional 4,387 shares during the period. AXA bought a new position in Nautilus during the second quarter valued at approximately $146,000. FineMark National Bank & Trust raised its position in Nautilus by 0.4% in the second quarter. FineMark National Bank & Trust now owns 10,035 shares of the company’s stock valued at $179,000 after buying an additional 35 shares during the period. Pacad Investment Ltd. bought a new position in Nautilus during the second quarter valued at approximately $192,000. Finally, BlackRock Group LTD raised its position in Nautilus by 52.9% in the first quarter. BlackRock Group LTD now owns 10,916 shares of the company’s stock valued at $210,000 after buying an additional 3,778 shares during the period. 85.96% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

About Nautilus

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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