Insider Selling: Nautilus, Inc. (NLS) Director Sells 4,500 Shares of Stock

Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE:NLS) Director Anne Saunders sold 4,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.87, for a total transaction of $57,915.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 11,120 shares in the company, valued at $143,114.40. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

Shares of NLS traded down $0.16 during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $12.20. 1,934 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 215,724. The firm has a market capitalization of $368.17 million, a P/E ratio of 14.05, a P/E/G ratio of 1.20 and a beta of 1.18. Nautilus, Inc. has a 12-month low of $10.82 and a 12-month high of $17.20. The company has a quick ratio of 1.35, a current ratio of 1.93 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.11.

Nautilus (NYSE:NLS) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, October 29th. The specialty retailer reported $0.15 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.17 by ($0.02). The firm had revenue of $91.10 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $94.12 million. Nautilus had a net margin of 5.31% and a return on equity of 11.91%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.27 EPS. Equities analysts expect that Nautilus, Inc. will post 1.03 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Piedmont Investment Advisors LLC bought a new stake in shares of Nautilus in the second quarter worth $111,000. SG Americas Securities LLC bought a new stake in shares of Nautilus in the second quarter worth $120,000. Aperio Group LLC bought a new stake in shares of Nautilus in the second quarter worth $178,000. Bank of Montreal Can increased its stake in shares of Nautilus by 1,797.3% in the second quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 11,403 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $178,000 after buying an additional 10,802 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. bought a new stake in Nautilus during the second quarter valued at $181,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 95.88% of the company’s stock.

A number of research analysts have weighed in on NLS shares. ValuEngine raised shares of Nautilus from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 21st. Imperial Capital dropped their price objective on shares of Nautilus to $12.00 and set an “in-line” rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, October 30th. Finally, B. Riley lifted their price objective on shares of Nautilus from $19.50 to $21.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, August 24th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. Nautilus has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $16.50.

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Nautilus Company Profile

Nautilus, Inc, a consumer fitness products company, designs, develops, sources, and markets cardio and strength fitness products, and related accessories for consumer use in the United States, Canada, and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Direct and Retail. It offers specialized cardio products, treadmills, elliptical machine, bike products, strength products, home gyms, dumbbells, kettlebell weights, and weight benches primarily under the Nautilus, Bowflex, Octane Fitness, Schwinn, and Universal brands.

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