The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company boosted its stake in Nautilus Group, Inc. (The) (NYSE:NLS) by 1.3% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 24,450 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after acquiring an additional 310 shares during the period. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company owned 0.08% of Nautilus Group worth $468,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in NLS. Teachers Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in Nautilus Group by 9.3% in the first quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 55,147 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $1,006,000 after acquiring an additional 4,675 shares during the last quarter. Legal & General Group Plc boosted its holdings in Nautilus Group by 1.3% in the first quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 51,740 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $943,000 after acquiring an additional 645 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its holdings in Nautilus Group by 5.8% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,629,980 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $29,748,000 after acquiring an additional 89,608 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its holdings in Nautilus Group by 2.8% in the first quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,544,136 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $28,180,000 after acquiring an additional 41,490 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its holdings in Nautilus Group by 5.5% in the first quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 140,057 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $2,557,000 after acquiring an additional 7,323 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 99.07% of the company’s stock.

In other Nautilus Group news, CEO Bruce M. Cazenave sold 5,350 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.66, for a total value of $67,731.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 372,876 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,720,610.16. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, SVP Wayne M. Bolio sold 16,190 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $12.84, for a total value of $207,879.60. Following the completion of 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. 3.70% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Nautilus Group, Inc. (NYSE:NLS) opened at $13.15 on Friday. Nautilus Group, Inc. has a 12 month low of $12.25 and a 12 month high of $19.80. The company has a quick ratio of 1.38, a current ratio of 2.02 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.20. The stock has a market capitalization of $403.80, a P/E ratio of 13.28, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.43 and a beta of 2.12.

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

Several analysts recently commented on the company. B. Riley reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $22.00 target price on shares of Nautilus Group in a report on Sunday, September 10th. DA Davidson reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $22.00 target price on shares of Nautilus Group in a report on Wednesday, August 16th. Imperial Capital cut Nautilus Group from an “outperform” rating to an “in-line” rating and reduced their target price for the company from $20.00 to $14.00 in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. Zacks Investment Research cut Nautilus Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, August 5th. Finally, SunTrust Banks, Inc. cut Nautilus Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $16.00 target price on the stock. in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. 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 company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $18.96.

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About Nautilus Group

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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