Nautilus (NLS) Earns Daily News Impact Rating of 0.23

Headlines about Nautilus (NYSE:NLS) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Nautilus earned a news impact score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the specialty retailer an impact score of 46.5649659599145 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

Shares of Nautilus (NYSE NLS) opened at $13.00 on Wednesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $399.19, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.31, a PEG ratio of 1.25 and a beta of 1.61. The company has a current ratio of 1.94, a quick ratio of 1.39 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.18. Nautilus has a 52-week low of $11.30 and a 52-week high of $19.80.

Nautilus (NYSE:NLS) last announced its earnings results on Monday, March 5th. The specialty retailer reported $0.27 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.31 by ($0.04). Nautilus had a return on equity of 15.93% and a net margin of 6.47%. The company had revenue of $127.80 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $128.64 million. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.38 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.6% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts anticipate that Nautilus will post 1 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Nautilus declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a share repurchase plan on Monday, March 5th that allows the company to buyback $15.00 million in outstanding shares. This buyback authorization allows the specialty retailer to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are usually a sign that the company’s management believes its stock is undervalued.

NLS has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. B. Riley reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $19.75 target price on shares of Nautilus in a research note on Friday, November 17th. Zacks Investment Research raised Nautilus from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, January 16th. ValuEngine downgraded Nautilus from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. Lake Street Capital reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $14.00 price objective (down previously from $15.00) on shares of Nautilus in a research note on Tuesday, March 6th. Finally, Imperial Capital reaffirmed an “in-line” rating and set a $12.00 target price (down from $14.00) on shares of Nautilus in a research report on Wednesday, March 7th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $16.68.

In other Nautilus news, VP Jeffery Lynn Collins sold 2,335 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, March 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $13.00, for a total value of $30,355.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 3,432 shares in the company, valued at $44,616. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, CEO Bruce M. Cazenave sold 10,700 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $13.71, for a total value of $146,697.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 372,876 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,112,129.96. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 34,435 shares of company stock worth $440,700 in the last quarter. 3.70% of the stock is currently owned by corporate 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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