Nautilus (NLS) Earning Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Study Finds

Media headlines about Nautilus (NYSE:NLS) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Nautilus earned a daily sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the specialty retailer an impact score of 46.8565819069463 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Shares of Nautilus (NLS) opened at $13.55 on Friday. Nautilus has a 12 month low of $12.25 and a 12 month high of $19.80. The company has a quick ratio of 1.38, a current ratio of 2.02 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.20. The firm has a market capitalization of $415.62, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.55, a P/E/G ratio of 1.50 and a beta of 2.12.

Nautilus (NYSE:NLS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, October 30th. The specialty retailer reported $0.27 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.24 by $0.03. Nautilus had a return on equity of 18.54% and a net margin of 7.28%. The business had revenue of $88.10 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $92.29 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.16 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.0% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts expect that Nautilus will post 0.92 earnings per share for the current year.

NLS has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. TheStreet downgraded Nautilus from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Thursday, November 2nd. B. Riley reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $19.75 price objective on shares of Nautilus in a report on Friday, November 17th. Imperial Capital downgraded Nautilus from an “outperform” rating to an “in-line” rating and cut their price objective for the company from $20.00 to $14.00 in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Nautilus from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, November 2nd. Finally, Lake Street Capital downgraded Nautilus from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and cut their price objective for the company from $25.00 to $15.00 in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. Nautilus has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $18.96.

In other Nautilus news, Director Anne Saunders sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $13.00, for a total transaction of $65,000.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 11,626 shares in the company, valued at approximately $151,138. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, SVP Wayne M. Bolio sold 16,190 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, November 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.84, for a total value of $207,879.60. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 60,189 shares in the company, valued at approximately $772,826.76. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders sold 37,240 shares of company stock worth $487,308. 3.70% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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Nautilus 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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