Engineers Gate Manager LP purchased a new stake in shares of Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE:NLS) in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm purchased 42,489 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock, valued at approximately $567,000.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in the stock. HL Financial Services LLC increased its position in shares of Nautilus by 7.5% during the fourth quarter. HL Financial Services LLC now owns 115,472 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $1,542,000 after acquiring an additional 8,061 shares in the last quarter. LSV Asset Management grew its position in Nautilus by 208.5% in the 4th quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 331,023 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $4,419,000 after purchasing an additional 223,723 shares during the period. Kornitzer Capital Management Inc. KS grew its position in Nautilus by 12.7% in the 4th quarter. Kornitzer Capital Management Inc. KS now owns 135,600 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $1,810,000 after purchasing an additional 15,300 shares during the period. Fisher Asset Management LLC grew its position in Nautilus by 16.0% in the 4th quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC now owns 132,742 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $1,772,000 after purchasing an additional 18,340 shares during the period. Finally, Northpointe Capital LLC grew its position in Nautilus by 16.4% in the 4th quarter. Northpointe Capital LLC now owns 1,182,726 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $15,789,000 after purchasing an additional 167,065 shares during the period. 99.44% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

A number of equities research analysts have commented on NLS shares. B. Riley set a $20.00 target price on shares of Nautilus and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 31st. SunTrust Banks downgraded shares of Nautilus from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $16.00 target price for the company. in a research report on Tuesday, October 31st. Lake Street Capital downgraded shares of Nautilus from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and cut their target price for the stock from $25.00 to $15.00 in a research report on Tuesday, October 31st. Imperial Capital downgraded shares of Nautilus from an “outperform” rating to an “in-line” rating and cut their target price for the stock from $20.00 to $14.00 in a research report on Tuesday, October 31st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Nautilus from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $18.47.

In other news, Director Anne Saunders sold 5,000 shares of Nautilus stock in a transaction 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 transaction, the director now owns 11,626 shares in the company, valued at approximately $151,138. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, CEO Bruce M. Cazenave sold 10,700 shares of Nautilus stock in a transaction on Thursday, January 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.65, for a total transaction of $135,355.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 372,876 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,716,881.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 37,100 shares of company stock worth $475,345 in the last quarter. Corporate insiders own 3.70% of the company’s stock.

Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE:NLS) opened at $12.15 on Wednesday. The firm has a market cap of $368.48, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.12, a PEG ratio of 1.14 and a beta of 1.59. Nautilus, Inc. has a one year low of $11.35 and a one year high of $19.80. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.20, a quick ratio of 1.38 and a current ratio of 2.02.

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About Nautilus

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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