Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE:NLS) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the nine brokerages that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have issued a hold recommendation and four have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year target price among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $16.40.

A number of equities analysts have recently issued reports on the company. ValuEngine raised Nautilus from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday. Lake Street Capital raised Nautilus from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and increased their price target for the stock from $16.00 to $17.00 in a research report on Tuesday, July 31st. Imperial Capital dropped their price target on Nautilus to $12.00 and set an “in-line” rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, October 30th. Finally, B. Riley increased their price target on Nautilus from $19.50 to $21.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, August 24th.

Shares of Nautilus stock opened at $13.23 on Monday. The firm has a market capitalization of $383.36 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.03, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.25 and a beta of 1.13. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.11, a quick ratio of 1.35 and a current ratio of 1.93. Nautilus has a 52 week low of $10.82 and a 52 week high of $17.20.

Nautilus (NYSE:NLS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, October 29th. The specialty retailer reported $0.15 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.17 by ($0.02). Nautilus had a return on equity of 11.91% and a net margin of 5.31%. The firm had revenue of $91.10 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $94.12 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.27 EPS. Nautilus’s quarterly revenue was up 3.4% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts expect that Nautilus will post 1.03 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other news, CEO Bruce M. Cazenave sold 16,600 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $14.01, for a total transaction of $232,566.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 382,094 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $5,353,136.94. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. 3.50% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Legal & General Group Plc lifted its stake in shares of Nautilus by 7.8% during the 3rd quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 64,824 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $910,000 after purchasing an additional 4,694 shares during the last quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC lifted its stake in shares of Nautilus by 9.6% during the 3rd quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 60,266 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $841,000 after purchasing an additional 5,259 shares during the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp lifted its stake in shares of Nautilus by 1.2% during the 3rd quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 461,535 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $6,438,000 after purchasing an additional 5,271 shares during the last quarter. Northern Trust Corp lifted its stake in shares of Nautilus by 1.4% during the 2nd quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 378,248 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $5,938,000 after purchasing an additional 5,366 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Psagot Investment House Ltd. lifted its stake in shares of Nautilus by 13.4% during the 2nd quarter. Psagot Investment House Ltd. now owns 46,500 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $730,000 after purchasing an additional 5,500 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 93.19% of the company’s stock.

Nautilus Company Profile

Nautilus, Inc, a consumer fitness products company, designs, develops, sources, and markets cardio and strength fitness products, and related accessories for consumer use in the United States, Canada, and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Direct and Retail. It offers specialized cardio products, treadmills, elliptical machine, bike products, strength products, home gyms, dumbbells, kettlebell weights, and weight benches primarily under the Nautilus, Bowflex, Octane Fitness, Schwinn, and Universal brands.

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