Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE:NLS) – Equities research analysts at DA Davidson reduced their Q1 2018 earnings per share estimates for Nautilus in a report issued on Thursday. DA Davidson analyst A. Burns now forecasts that the specialty retailer will earn $0.25 per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $0.26. DA Davidson also issued estimates for Nautilus’ Q3 2018 earnings at $0.26 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.41 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $1.15 EPS.

A number of other research analysts also recently commented on NLS. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Nautilus from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, September 23rd. B. Riley set a $20.00 price objective on shares of Nautilus and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. SunTrust Banks downgraded shares of Nautilus from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $16.00 price objective for the company. in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. Lake Street Capital downgraded shares of Nautilus from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and dropped their price objective for the company from $25.00 to $15.00 in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. Finally, Imperial Capital downgraded shares of Nautilus from an “outperform” rating to an “in-line” rating and dropped their price objective for the company from $20.00 to $14.00 in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $18.47.

Nautilus (NLS) traded up $0.25 during midday trading on Monday, hitting $13.50. 426,100 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 524,800. Nautilus has a one year low of $12.25 and a one year high of $19.80. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.20, a quick ratio of 1.38 and a current ratio of 2.02. The firm has a market cap of $406.87, a P/E ratio of 14.21, a P/E/G ratio of 1.26 and a beta of 2.13.

Nautilus (NYSE:NLS) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, October 30th. The specialty retailer reported $0.27 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.24 by $0.03. Nautilus had a net margin of 7.28% and a return on equity of 18.54%. The company had revenue of $88.10 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $92.29 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.16 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 9.0% compared to the same quarter last year.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its holdings in Nautilus by 1.0% in the 2nd quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 141,514 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $2,710,000 after acquiring an additional 1,457 shares during the period. Legal & General Group Plc boosted its holdings in Nautilus by 9.9% in the 2nd quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 56,844 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $1,089,000 after acquiring an additional 5,104 shares during the period. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA boosted its holdings in Nautilus by 36.8% in the 2nd quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 12,553 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $240,000 after acquiring an additional 3,379 shares during the period. Swiss National Bank boosted its holdings in Nautilus by 9.3% in the 2nd quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 53,000 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $1,015,000 after acquiring an additional 4,500 shares during the period. Finally, TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC boosted its holdings in Nautilus by 1.3% in the 2nd quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC now owns 83,721 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $1,603,000 after acquiring an additional 1,099 shares during the period. 97.86% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

In related news, Director Anne Saunders sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $13.00, for a total transaction of $65,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 11,626 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $151,138. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, CEO Bruce M. Cazenave sold 10,700 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, January 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.65, for a total transaction of $135,355.00. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 372,876 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,716,881.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders have sold 47,940 shares of company stock valued at $622,663. Corporate insiders own 3.70% of the company’s stock.

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About Nautilus

Nautilus, Inc is a consumer fitness products company. The Company operates through two segments: Direct and Retail. Its principal business activities include designing, developing, sourcing and marketing of cardio and strength fitness products and related accessories for consumer use, primarily in the United States and Canada, but also in international markets outside North America.

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