Shares of Nautilus Group, Inc. (The) (NYSE:NLS) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the nine ratings firms that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. One investment 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 12-month price target among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $18.96.
Several research analysts have weighed in on NLS shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Nautilus Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 6th. TheStreet lowered shares of Nautilus Group from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. Aegis started coverage on shares of Nautilus Group in a research note on Monday, September 11th. They set a “buy” rating and a $21.00 target price for the company. Lake Street Capital lowered shares of Nautilus Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and lowered their target price for the stock from $25.00 to $15.00 in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. Finally, B. Riley reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $22.00 target price on shares of Nautilus Group in a research note on Sunday, September 10th.
Shares of Nautilus Group (NYSE NLS) traded up $0.30 on Monday, hitting $13.50. 278,089 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 343,118. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.20, a current ratio of 2.02 and a quick ratio of 1.38. Nautilus Group has a 12-month low of $12.25 and a 12-month high of $19.80. The stock has a market capitalization of $408.40, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.43, a P/E/G ratio of 1.45 and a beta of 2.12.
Nautilus Group (NYSE:NLS) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, October 30th. The specialty retailer reported $0.27 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.24 by $0.03. Nautilus Group had a net margin of 7.28% and a return on equity of 18.54%. The firm had revenue of $88.10 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $92.29 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.16 earnings per share. Nautilus Group’s quarterly revenue was up 9.0% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts anticipate that Nautilus Group will post 0.92 EPS for the current year.
In other news, CEO Bruce M. Cazenave sold 5,350 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $12.66, for a total value of $67,731.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 372,876 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,720,610.16. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director Anne Saunders sold 5,000 shares of the firm’s 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 transaction, the director now directly owns 11,626 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $151,138. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 26,540 shares of company stock valued at $340,611. 3.70% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.
Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. State of Alaska Department of Revenue boosted its stake in shares of Nautilus Group 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 purchasing an additional 2,644 shares during the period. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan raised its holdings in Nautilus Group 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 acquiring an additional 170 shares in the last quarter. Citigroup Inc. raised its holdings in Nautilus Group by 3,252.1% in the second quarter. Citigroup Inc. now owns 7,341 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $141,000 after acquiring an additional 7,122 shares in the last quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC acquired a new stake in Nautilus Group in the third quarter valued at approximately $134,000. Finally, UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. acquired a new stake in Nautilus Group in the second quarter valued at approximately $193,000. 97.86% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
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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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