Nautilus Group, Inc. (The) (NYSE:NLS) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the six analysts that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have assigned a hold recommendation and three have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $21.90.

NLS has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Nautilus Group, Inc. (The) from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $21.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Wednesday, May 10th. Imperial Capital upped their price objective on shares of Nautilus Group, Inc. (The) from $20.00 to $21.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 3rd.

In other Nautilus Group, Inc. (The) news, Director M Carl Johnson III sold 4,550 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $18.41, for a total transaction of $83,765.50. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director Ronald P. Badie sold 5,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $18.90, for a total transaction of $103,950.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 40,826 shares in the company, valued at $771,611.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 3.70% of the company’s stock.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. State of Alaska Department of Revenue raised its stake in Nautilus Group, Inc. (The) by 78.5% in the second quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue now owns 6,014 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $115,000 after buying an additional 2,644 shares during the last quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. raised its stake in Nautilus Group, Inc. (The) by 13.8% in the fourth quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. now owns 6,474 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $120,000 after buying an additional 784 shares during the last quarter. Mason Street Advisors LLC raised its stake in Nautilus Group, Inc. (The) by 5.5% in the first quarter. Mason Street Advisors LLC now owns 7,179 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $131,000 after buying an additional 377 shares during the last quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan raised its stake in Nautilus Group, Inc. (The) by 2.4% in the second quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan now owns 7,260 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $139,000 after buying an additional 170 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Capstone Asset Management Co. purchased a new stake in Nautilus Group, Inc. (The) during the first quarter worth approximately $184,000. 98.28% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of Nautilus Group, Inc. (NYSE:NLS) opened at 16.65 on Friday. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $18.12 and its 200-day moving average price is $17.60. Nautilus Group, Inc. has a 12 month low of $14.27 and a 12 month high of $24.99. The stock has a market capitalization of $512.05 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.02 and a beta of 2.05.

Nautilus Group, Inc. (The) (NYSE:NLS) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, July 31st. The specialty retailer reported $0.08 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.09 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $77 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $77.71 million. Nautilus Group, Inc. (The) had a return on equity of 17.22% and a net margin of 7.25%. Nautilus Group, Inc. (The)’s revenue for the quarter was down 1.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.12 earnings per share. Equities analysts forecast that Nautilus Group, Inc. will post $1.12 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Nautilus Group, Inc. (The) announced that its board has authorized a share buyback program on Monday, May 1st that allows the company to buyback $15.00 million in outstanding shares. This buyback authorization allows the specialty retailer to purchase up to 2.8% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are generally a sign that the company’s board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

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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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