Nautilus, Inc. Forecasted to Earn Q4 2019 Earnings of $0.54 Per Share (NLS)

Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE:NLS) – Research analysts at SunTrust Banks issued their Q4 2019 earnings per share estimates for Nautilus in a research note issued on Monday, October 29th. SunTrust Banks analyst M. Swartz anticipates that the specialty retailer will post earnings per share of $0.54 for the quarter.

NLS has been the topic of several other research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Nautilus from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 24th. Lake Street Capital upgraded shares of Nautilus from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and raised their target price for the stock from $16.00 to $17.00 in a report on Tuesday, July 31st. B. Riley raised their target price on shares of Nautilus from $18.00 to $19.50 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 24th. TheStreet cut shares of Nautilus from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Thursday, July 19th. Finally, Imperial Capital cut their target price on shares of Nautilus to $12.00 and set an “in-line” rating on the stock in a report on Tuesday. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $16.50.

Shares of Nautilus stock opened at $12.48 on Thursday. The company has a current ratio of 1.93, a quick ratio of 1.63 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.11. Nautilus has a 52-week low of $10.82 and a 52-week high of $17.20. The company has a market capitalization of $349.97 million, a PE ratio of 14.18, a PEG ratio of 1.12 and a beta of 1.08.

Nautilus (NYSE:NLS) last issued its earnings results on Monday, October 29th. The specialty retailer reported $0.15 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.17 by ($0.02). Nautilus had a return on equity of 11.91% and a net margin of 5.31%. The firm had revenue of $91.10 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $94.12 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.27 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.4% on a year-over-year basis.

In other Nautilus news, CEO Bruce M. Cazenave sold 16,600 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $14.01, for a total transaction of $232,566.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 382,094 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $5,353,136.94. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, CEO Bruce M. Cazenave sold 10,700 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $14.81, for a total value of $158,467.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 389,044 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $5,761,741.64. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 3.70% of the company’s stock.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Northern Trust Corp raised its position in shares of Nautilus by 1.4% in the 2nd quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 378,248 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $5,938,000 after purchasing an additional 5,366 shares during the last quarter. Psagot Investment House Ltd. raised its position in shares of Nautilus by 13.4% in the 2nd quarter. Psagot Investment House Ltd. now owns 46,500 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $730,000 after purchasing an additional 5,500 shares during the last quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. raised its position in shares of Nautilus by 2.4% in the 1st quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 235,362 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $3,166,000 after purchasing an additional 5,577 shares during the last quarter. Piedmont Investment Advisors LLC purchased a new position in shares of Nautilus in the 2nd quarter worth about $111,000. Finally, SG Americas Securities LLC purchased a new position in shares of Nautilus in the 2nd quarter worth about $120,000. 92.23% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

About Nautilus

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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