Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE:NLS) has received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the eleven ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation and nine have given a hold recommendation to the company. The average 1 year target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $7.81.

Several research analysts have recently commented on the company. Imperial Capital reiterated an “in-line” rating and set a $4.50 target price (down from $6.00) on shares of Nautilus in a research note on Wednesday, May 8th. ValuEngine upgraded Nautilus from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 8th. DA Davidson reduced their target price on Nautilus to $5.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday, May 7th. Lake Street Capital reduced their target price on Nautilus from $8.00 to $5.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday, May 7th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Nautilus from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 1st.

Shares of NYSE:NLS traded down $0.12 during trading on Friday, hitting $2.32. 272,500 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 491,743. The firm has a market capitalization of $71.80 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 4.64 and a beta of 1.13. Nautilus has a fifty-two week low of $2.30 and a fifty-two week high of $16.55. The company has a quick ratio of 1.09, a current ratio of 2.22 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.24.

Nautilus (NYSE:NLS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, May 6th. The specialty retailer reported ($0.29) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.03) by ($0.26). Nautilus had a negative return on equity of 0.83% and a negative net margin of 0.54%. The company had revenue of $84.40 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $92.41 million. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.27 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 26.5% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, analysts anticipate that Nautilus will post -0.23 earnings per share for the current year.

In other news, CEO M Carl Johnson III purchased 10,000 shares of Nautilus stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 30th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $2.78 per share, for a total transaction of $27,800.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Insiders own 3.20% of the company’s stock.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in Nautilus by 105.7% in the 1st quarter. Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC now owns 706,745 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $3,930,000 after purchasing an additional 363,140 shares during the period. Morgan Stanley lifted its position in shares of Nautilus by 315.9% during the 1st quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 824,844 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $4,587,000 after acquiring an additional 626,531 shares during the period. SEI Investments Co lifted its position in shares of Nautilus by 13,650.9% during the 1st quarter. SEI Investments Co now owns 54,041 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $300,000 after acquiring an additional 53,648 shares during the period. Oxford Asset Management LLP lifted its position in shares of Nautilus by 42.1% during the 1st quarter. Oxford Asset Management LLP now owns 256,054 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $1,424,000 after acquiring an additional 75,918 shares during the period. Finally, AQR Capital Management LLC lifted its position in shares of Nautilus by 52.3% during the 1st quarter. AQR Capital Management LLC now owns 801,453 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $4,456,000 after acquiring an additional 275,154 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 89.50% of the company’s stock.

About Nautilus

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

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