Nautilus Group, Inc. (The) (NYSE:NLS)’s share price was down 0.4% during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The company traded as low as $12.40 and last traded at $13.05. Approximately 423,524 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 49% from the average daily volume of 283,751 shares. The stock had previously closed at $13.00.

NLS has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Aegis initiated coverage on Nautilus Group, Inc. (The) in a research report on Monday, September 11th. They set a “buy” rating and a $21.00 price objective on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised Nautilus Group, Inc. (The) from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. B. Riley reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $22.00 price objective on shares of Nautilus Group, Inc. (The) in a research report on Tuesday, September 5th. DA Davidson raised Nautilus Group, Inc. (The) from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and raised their price objective for the company from $19.00 to $22.00 in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. Finally, Lake Street Capital downgraded Nautilus Group, Inc. (The) from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and dropped their price objective for the company from $25.00 to $15.00 in a research report on Tuesday. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $19.00.

Nautilus Group, Inc. (The) (NYSE:NLS) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, October 30th. The specialty retailer reported $0.27 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.24 by $0.03. Nautilus Group, Inc. (The) had a return on equity of 18.87% and a net margin of 7.28%. The company had revenue of $88.10 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $92.29 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.16 EPS. Nautilus Group, Inc. (The)’s revenue was up 9.0% on a year-over-year basis.

In other news, Director Richard A. Horn sold 7,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $16.70, for a total transaction of $125,250.00. Following the completion of 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 legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 3.70% of the company’s stock.

Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in NLS. Cooke & Bieler LP boosted its position in shares of 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 acquiring an additional 367,210 shares in the last quarter. Royce & Associates LP boosted its position in shares of Nautilus Group, Inc. (The) by 24.6% during the 2nd quarter. Royce & Associates LP now owns 1,759,049 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $33,686,000 after acquiring an additional 347,736 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its position in shares of Nautilus Group, Inc. (The) by 12.7% during the 2nd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,740,180 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $33,324,000 after acquiring an additional 196,044 shares in the last quarter. Northpointe Capital LLC boosted its position in shares of Nautilus Group, Inc. (The) by 12.1% during the 3rd quarter. Northpointe Capital LLC now owns 1,015,661 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $17,165,000 after acquiring an additional 109,799 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co. acquired a new position in shares of Nautilus Group, Inc. (The) during the 2nd quarter worth about $1,759,000. 93.72% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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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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