51job, Inc. (NASDAQ:JOBS) has received a consensus broker rating score of 1.00 (Strong Buy) from the one brokers that cover the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a strong buy recommendation.

Zacks has also given 51job an industry rank of 105 out of 256 based on the ratings given to its competitors.

A number of research firms have recently commented on JOBS. TheStreet upgraded 51job from a “c” rating to a “b” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 13th. BidaskClub lowered 51job from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, October 5th.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of JOBS. Quadrant Capital Group LLC bought a new position in 51job during the fourth quarter valued at about $59,000. Mount Yale Investment Advisors LLC bought a new position in 51job during the second quarter valued at about $224,000. Unigestion Holding SA bought a new position in 51job during the third quarter valued at about $224,000. Fullerton Fund Management Co Ltd bought a new position in 51job during the third quarter valued at about $333,000. Finally, United Services Automobile Association bought a new position in 51job during the second quarter valued at about $352,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 42.59% of the company’s stock.

Shares of NASDAQ:JOBS traded up $0.60 on Friday, reaching $67.85. The company had a trading volume of 147,440 shares, compared to its average volume of 262,223. 51job has a twelve month low of $52.15 and a twelve month high of $114.63. The stock has a market capitalization of $4.15 billion, a P/E ratio of 32.16 and a beta of 1.21.

51job (NASDAQ:JOBS) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 8th. The company reported $0.69 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.58 by $0.11. The business had revenue of $139.00 million for the quarter. 51job had a return on equity of 19.41% and a net margin of 38.26%.

51job Company Profile

51job, Inc, through its subsidiaries, provides integrated human resource services in the People's Republic of China. The company offers recruitment advertising services, including online recruitment services through its Websites comprising 51job.com, yingjiesheng.com, 51jingying.com, and lagou.com; and mobile applications that enable job seekers to access their accounts through mobile devices and utilize functions available on their Websites.

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