Nautilus (NLS) Receiving Favorable Media Coverage, Study Shows

News coverage about Nautilus (NYSE:NLS) has trended positive on Friday, according to AlphaOne. The research firm, a service of Accern, identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Nautilus earned a media sentiment score of 0.28 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also gave media coverage about the specialty retailer an impact score of 44 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Shares of Nautilus (NYSE:NLS) traded up 2.22% during trading on Friday, reaching $18.40. 178,743 shares of the company traded hands. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $18.08 and its 200-day moving average price is $17.46. The company has a market capitalization of $565.08 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.37 and a beta of 1.85. Nautilus has a 52 week low of $14.27 and a 52 week high of $24.99.

Nautilus (NYSE:NLS) last released its earnings results on Monday, May 1st. The specialty retailer reported $0.26 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.26. The company had revenue of $113.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $111.28 million. Nautilus had a net margin of 8.29% and a return on equity of 23.41%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 6.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.38 EPS. Equities analysts anticipate that Nautilus will post $1.13 EPS for the current fiscal year.

NLS has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Lake Street Capital initiated coverage on shares of Nautilus in a research note on Friday, March 17th. They set a “buy” rating and a $25.00 price target for the company. Imperial Capital decreased their price target on shares of Nautilus from $17.00 to $16.00 and set an “in-line” rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, February 22nd. Wunderlich decreased their price target on shares of Nautilus from $28.00 to $25.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, February 22nd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Nautilus from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, February 24th. Finally, DA Davidson reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a $20.00 price target on shares of Nautilus in a research note on Tuesday, January 31st. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $21.75.

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In other Nautilus news, Director Ronald P. Badie sold 5,500 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 11th. The shares were 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 approximately $771,611.40. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, SVP Wayne M. Bolio sold 46,500 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $19.00, for a total transaction of $883,500.00. Following the sale, the senior vice president now owns 75,490 shares in the company, valued at $1,434,310. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 115,727 shares of company stock worth $2,097,762. 3.40% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

About Nautilus

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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