KBC Group NV boosted its stake in Nautilus Group, Inc. (The) (NYSE:NLS) by 38.2% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 73,782 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after buying an additional 20,404 shares during the period. KBC Group NV owned about 0.24% of Nautilus Group, Inc. (The) worth $1,413,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. State of Alaska Department of Revenue raised its position in Nautilus Group, Inc. (The) by 78.5% in the second quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue now owns 6,014 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $115,000 after buying an additional 2,644 shares in the last quarter. Mason Street Advisors LLC raised its position in Nautilus Group, Inc. (The) by 5.5% in the first quarter. Mason Street Advisors LLC now owns 7,179 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $131,000 after buying an additional 377 shares in the last quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan raised its position in Nautilus Group, Inc. (The) by 2.4% in the second quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan now owns 7,260 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $139,000 after buying an additional 170 shares in the last quarter. Capstone Asset Management Co. purchased a new position in Nautilus Group, Inc. (The) during the first quarter valued at about $184,000. Finally, BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA raised its position in Nautilus Group, Inc. (The) by 36.8% in the second quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 12,553 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $240,000 after buying an additional 3,379 shares in the last quarter. 97.74% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of Nautilus Group, Inc. (NYSE NLS) opened at 16.30 on Thursday. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $17.52 and its 200-day moving average is $17.62. The stock has a market capitalization of $501.81 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.64 and a beta of 2.05. Nautilus Group, Inc. has a one year low of $14.27 and a one year high of $24.99.

Nautilus Group, Inc. (The) (NYSE:NLS) last issued its earnings results on Monday, July 31st. The specialty retailer reported $0.08 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.09 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $77 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $77.71 million. Nautilus Group, Inc. (The) had a return on equity of 17.22% and a net margin of 7.25%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 1.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.12 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts predict that Nautilus Group, Inc. will post $1.12 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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NLS has been the topic of several analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Nautilus Group, Inc. (The) from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $21.00 price target on the stock in a report on Wednesday, May 10th. DA Davidson reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $22.00 price target on shares of Nautilus Group, Inc. (The) in a report on Wednesday, August 16th. Finally, Imperial Capital lifted their price target on shares of Nautilus Group, Inc. (The) from $20.00 to $21.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 3rd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $22.08.

In other Nautilus Group, Inc. (The) news, Director Richard A. Horn sold 7,500 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, August 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $16.70, for a total transaction of $125,250.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 41,626 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $695,154.20. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 3.70% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Nautilus Group, Inc. (The) Company Profile

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Nautilus Group, Inc. (The) (NYSE:NLS)

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