Shares of Nautilus Inc. (NYSE:NLS) have been given a consensus recommendation of “Buy” by the seven brokerages that are covering the firm. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and four have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price objective among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $22.90.

NLS has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. DA Davidson reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $28.00 price objective on shares of Nautilus in a research note on Thursday, September 29th. Wunderlich increased their price objective on shares of Nautilus from $24.00 to $28.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 28th. Imperial Capital downgraded shares of Nautilus from an “outperform” rating to an “in-line” rating and set a $26.00 price objective on the stock. in a research note on Monday, September 19th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Nautilus from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 4th. Finally, B. Riley reiterated a “neutral” rating and set a $17.50 price objective on shares of Nautilus in a research note on Wednesday, November 2nd.

Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Henderson Group PLC purchased a new stake in Nautilus during the second quarter worth $8,685,000. Capital Fund Management S.A. purchased a new stake in Nautilus during the second quarter worth $562,000. American Century Companies Inc. boosted its stake in Nautilus by 94.1% in the second quarter. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 339,399 shares of the company’s stock worth $6,055,000 after buying an additional 164,532 shares during the period. Moody Aldrich Partners LLC boosted its stake in Nautilus by 167.0% in the second quarter. Moody Aldrich Partners LLC now owns 74,435 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,328,000 after buying an additional 46,555 shares during the period. Finally, Strs Ohio boosted its stake in Nautilus by 45.9% in the second quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 38,800 shares of the company’s stock worth $692,000 after buying an additional 12,200 shares during the period. 93.06% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of Nautilus (NYSE:NLS) opened at 17.60 on Thursday. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $19.73 and a 200 day moving average of $20.10. Nautilus has a one year low of $15.30 and a one year high of $24.99. The stock has a market cap of $547.87 million, a P/E ratio of 16.94 and a beta of 2.15.

Nautilus (NYSE:NLS) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, October 31st. The company reported $0.16 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.14 by $0.02. Nautilus had a net margin of 8.29% and a return on equity of 23.41%. The firm had revenue of $80.80 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $92.65 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.12 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 14.3% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts expect that Nautilus will post $1.13 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Nautilus Company Profile

Nautilus, Inc is a consumer fitness products company. The Company operates through two segments: Direct and Retail. The Direct segment offers products directly to consumers through television advertising, catalogs and the Internet. The Retail segment offers its products through a network of independent retail companies with stores and Websites located in the United States and internationally.

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