Shares of Nautilus Group, Inc. (The) (NYSE:NLS) have been given an average rating of “Hold” by the nine research firms that are covering the company, MarketBeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year target price among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $19.00.

Several equities research analysts recently commented on the company. DA Davidson restated a “buy” rating and set a $22.00 target price on shares of Nautilus Group, Inc. (The) in a research report on Wednesday, August 16th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Nautilus Group, Inc. (The) from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. B. Riley restated a “buy” rating and set a $22.00 target price on shares of Nautilus Group, Inc. (The) in a research report on Tuesday, September 5th. Lake Street Capital lowered Nautilus Group, Inc. (The) from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and cut their target price for the company from $25.00 to $15.00 in a research report on Tuesday, October 31st. Finally, Imperial Capital lowered Nautilus Group, Inc. (The) from an “outperform” rating to an “in-line” rating and cut their target price for the company from $20.00 to $14.00 in a research report on Tuesday, October 31st.

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Shares of Nautilus Group, Inc. (NYSE NLS) traded down $0.10 during trading on Thursday, hitting $12.70. The company had a trading volume of 587,200 shares, compared to its average volume of 343,174. Nautilus Group, Inc. has a 52 week low of $12.25 and a 52 week high of $19.80. The company has a current ratio of 2.02, a quick ratio of 1.38 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.20. The company has a market cap of $393.05, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.93, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.40 and a beta of 2.12.

Nautilus Group, Inc. (The) (NYSE:NLS) last announced its earnings results on Monday, October 30th. The specialty retailer reported $0.27 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.24 by $0.03. Nautilus Group, Inc. (The) had a return on equity of 18.54% and a net margin of 7.28%. The company had revenue of $88.10 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $92.29 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.16 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.0% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts predict that Nautilus Group, Inc. will post 0.92 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In related news, Director Richard A. Horn sold 7,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, August 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $16.70, for a total transaction of $125,250.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 41,626 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $695,154.20. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, SVP Wayne M. Bolio sold 16,190 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.84, for a total value of $207,879.60. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 60,189 shares in the company, valued at $772,826.76. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 29,040 shares of company stock worth $400,861. 3.70% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of NLS. Cooke & Bieler LP raised its stake in Nautilus Group, Inc. (The) by 167.2% during the 2nd quarter. Cooke & Bieler LP now owns 586,770 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $11,237,000 after buying an additional 367,210 shares during the period. Royce & Associates LP raised its stake in shares of Nautilus Group, Inc. (The) by 24.6% in the second quarter. Royce & Associates LP now owns 1,759,049 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $33,686,000 after purchasing an additional 347,736 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its stake in shares of Nautilus Group, Inc. (The) by 12.7% in the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,740,180 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $33,324,000 after purchasing an additional 196,044 shares during the last quarter. Stifel Financial Corp raised its stake in shares of Nautilus Group, Inc. (The) by 35.9% in the third quarter. Stifel Financial Corp now owns 686,208 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $11,627,000 after purchasing an additional 181,156 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Mckinley Capital Management LLC Delaware purchased a new stake in shares of Nautilus Group, Inc. (The) in the third quarter worth approximately $1,986,000. 93.95% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

About Nautilus Group, Inc. (The)

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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