Zacks: 51job, Inc. (JOBS) Receives Average Rating of “Strong Buy” from Analysts

51job, Inc. (NASDAQ:JOBS) has been given a consensus broker rating score of 1.00 (Strong Buy) from the one analysts 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 19 out of 265 based on the ratings given to its competitors.

Several brokerages have weighed in on JOBS. BidaskClub cut 51job from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 5th. TheStreet cut 51job from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Monday, November 13th.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Aperio Group LLC increased its stake in 51job by 11.0% during the second quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 12,877 shares of the company’s stock worth $576,000 after acquiring an additional 1,277 shares during the last quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. increased its stake in 51job by 5.8% during the third quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 24,982 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,515,000 after acquiring an additional 1,376 shares during the last quarter. Bank of America Corp DE increased its stake in 51job by 154.2% during the first quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 2,860 shares of the company’s stock worth $105,000 after acquiring an additional 1,735 shares during the last quarter. Invictus RG increased its stake in 51job by 25.2% during the third quarter. Invictus RG now owns 12,558 shares of the company’s stock worth $761,000 after acquiring an additional 2,526 shares during the last quarter. Finally, SG Americas Securities LLC bought a new stake in 51job during the second quarter worth approximately $127,000. 41.34% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Shares of 51job (NASDAQ JOBS) traded up $0.76 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $59.24. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 95,600 shares, compared to its average volume of 151,078. The company has a quick ratio of 4.18, a current ratio of 4.18 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.31. 51job has a 52 week low of $31.25 and a 52 week high of $65.85. The company has a market capitalization of $3,613.02, a PE ratio of 31.78 and a beta of 1.25.

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About 51job

51job, Inc is a holding company. The Company is a provider of integrated human resource services in China. The Company focuses on online recruitment advertising. The Company operates over three Websites, including www.51job.com, www.yingjiesheng.com and www.51jingying.com, which are utilized by a base of corporate employers, reach an audience of job seekers and aggregate job information from over 100 cities across China.

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