Shares of Nautilus Group, Inc. (The) (NYSE:NLS) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the seven analysts that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation and six have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1-year price objective among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $22.67.

Several research firms have recently commented on NLS. Aegis began coverage on Nautilus Group, Inc. (The) in a report on Monday, September 11th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $21.00 price objective on the stock. B. Riley reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $22.00 price objective on shares of Nautilus Group, Inc. (The) in a report on Sunday, September 10th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Nautilus Group, Inc. (The) from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 6th. Finally, DA Davidson reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $22.00 price objective on shares of Nautilus Group, Inc. (The) in a report on Wednesday, August 16th.

Shares of Nautilus Group, Inc. (NYSE:NLS) traded up 0.59% during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $17.00. The stock had a trading volume of 12,000 shares. The stock has a market cap of $523.36 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.40 and a beta of 2.15. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $16.74 and its 200-day moving average price is $17.63. Nautilus Group, Inc. has a 1-year low of $14.28 and a 1-year high of $24.77.

Nautilus Group, Inc. (The) (NYSE:NLS) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, July 31st. The specialty retailer reported $0.08 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.09 by ($0.01). The company had revenue of $77.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $77.71 million. Nautilus Group, Inc. (The) had a return on equity of 17.22% and a net margin of 7.25%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 1.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.12 EPS. Analysts forecast that Nautilus Group, Inc. will post $1.12 earnings per share for the current year.

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In related news, Director Richard A. Horn sold 7,500 shares of the business’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 transaction, the director now owns 41,626 shares in the company, valued at approximately $695,154.20. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 3.70% of the stock is owned by insiders.

A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Alps Advisors Inc. increased its holdings in Nautilus Group, Inc. (The) by 0.3% during the 2nd quarter. Alps Advisors Inc. now owns 28,504 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $546,000 after purchasing an additional 74 shares during the period. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan increased its holdings in Nautilus Group, Inc. (The) by 2.4% during the 2nd quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan now owns 7,260 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $139,000 after purchasing an additional 170 shares during the period. Texas Permanent School Fund increased its holdings in Nautilus Group, Inc. (The) by 0.9% during the 2nd quarter. Texas Permanent School Fund now owns 22,423 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $429,000 after purchasing an additional 195 shares during the period. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company increased its holdings in Nautilus Group, Inc. (The) by 1.3% during the 2nd quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 24,450 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $468,000 after purchasing an additional 310 shares during the period. Finally, Mason Street Advisors LLC increased its holdings in Nautilus Group, Inc. (The) by 5.5% during the 1st quarter. Mason Street Advisors LLC now owns 7,179 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $131,000 after purchasing an additional 377 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 97.51% of the company’s stock.

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.

Analyst Recommendations for Nautilus Group, Inc. (The) (NYSE:NLS)

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