Epoch Investment Partners Inc. increased its stake in Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE:NLS – Get Rating) by 49.4% during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 753,027 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after buying an additional 248,861 shares during the period. Epoch Investment Partners Inc.’s holdings in Nautilus were worth $4,616,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.
A number of other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Citigroup Inc. increased its position in shares of Nautilus by 107.1% during the third quarter. Citigroup Inc. now owns 4,088 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $38,000 after buying an additional 2,114 shares during the period. Credit Suisse AG boosted its stake in shares of Nautilus by 14.6% during the third quarter. Credit Suisse AG now owns 19,728 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $184,000 after purchasing an additional 2,513 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in shares of Nautilus by 0.3% during the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 926,922 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $5,683,000 after purchasing an additional 2,874 shares during the period. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Nautilus by 3.4% during the third quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 105,141 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $979,000 after purchasing an additional 3,467 shares during the period. Finally, BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA boosted its stake in shares of Nautilus by 136.1% during the third quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 9,177 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $85,000 after purchasing an additional 5,290 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 59.04% of the company’s stock.
In other Nautilus news, insider Sarah Anne Jones sold 8,800 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, February 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $4.79, for a total value of $42,152.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. 3.50% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.
A number of brokerages recently commented on NLS. Zacks Investment Research raised Nautilus from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $3.25 price target for the company in a research note on Wednesday, May 11th. Craig Hallum raised Nautilus from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and dropped their price target for the stock from $10.00 to $9.00 in a research note on Thursday, February 10th. Finally, StockNews.com began coverage on Nautilus in a research note on Thursday, March 31st. They issued a “hold” rating for the company. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. Based on data from MarketBeat, Nautilus has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $11.15.
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Nautilus, Inc, a fitness solutions company, designs, develops, sources, and markets cardio and strength fitness products, and related accessories for consumer and commercial use in the United States, Canada, and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Direct and Retail. It offers specialized cardio products, treadmills, ellipticals, bike products, home gyms, dumbbells, barbells, and kettlebells primarily under the Nautilus, Bowflex, Octane Fitness, Schwinn, and Universal brands, as well as fitness digital platform under the JRNY brand.
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