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

“less attractive.,” the firm’s analyst wrote.

A number of other analysts have also weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Nautilus from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Thursday, August 4th. B. Riley reissued a buy rating and issued a $23.00 price objective on shares of Nautilus in a research report on Wednesday, August 3rd. Finally, Wunderlich reissued a buy rating and issued a $24.00 price objective on shares of Nautilus in a research report on Tuesday, August 2nd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of Buy and an average target price of $24.00.

Shares of Nautilus (NYSE:NLS) opened at 24.08 on Monday. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $22.55 and a 200-day moving average price of $19.73. The company has a market capitalization of $749.03 million, a PE ratio of 26.43 and a beta of 1.99. Nautilus has a 12 month low of $13.82 and a 12 month high of $24.99.

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

In related news, Director Marvin G. Siegert sold 7,000 shares of Nautilus stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, August 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $21.28, for a total transaction of $148,960.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, VP Jeffery Lynn Collins sold 4,166 shares of Nautilus stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, August 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $21.30, for a total transaction of $88,735.80. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 4,278 shares in the company, valued at $91,121.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 3.40% of the company’s stock.

A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its position in shares of Nautilus by 1.3% in the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,364,668 shares of the company’s stock valued at $24,346,000 after buying an additional 17,214 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its position in shares of Nautilus by 8.1% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,201,057 shares of the company’s stock valued at $21,427,000 after buying an additional 90,182 shares during the last quarter. Copper Rock Capital Partners LLC raised its position in shares of Nautilus by 1.6% in the second quarter. Copper Rock Capital Partners LLC now owns 1,079,599 shares of the company’s stock valued at $19,260,000 after buying an additional 16,815 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. raised its position in shares of Nautilus by 31.5% in the first quarter. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. now owns 1,074,507 shares of the company’s stock valued at $20,759,000 after buying an additional 257,692 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Disciplined Growth Investors Inc. MN raised its position in shares of Nautilus by 0.3% in the first quarter. Disciplined Growth Investors Inc. MN now owns 968,038 shares of the company’s stock valued at $18,702,000 after buying an additional 2,450 shares during the last quarter. 85.78% of the stock is currently owned by 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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