51job (NASDAQ:JOBS) was upgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday.

Separately, TheStreet cut 51job from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Monday, November 13th.

51job (NASDAQ JOBS) traded up $0.80 during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $65.64. The stock had a trading volume of 118,083 shares, compared to its average volume of 136,084. The company has a quick ratio of 4.18, a current ratio of 4.18 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.31. The firm has a market capitalization of $4,055.37, a PE ratio of 35.67 and a beta of 1.24. 51job has a 52 week low of $31.25 and a 52 week high of $66.44.

51job (NASDAQ:JOBS) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 9th. The company reported $0.46 earnings per share for the quarter. 51job had a return on equity of 14.43% and a net margin of 9.70%.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio boosted its position in 51job by 21.2% during the third quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 82,110 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,977,000 after purchasing an additional 14,347 shares during the last quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund acquired a new position in 51job during the second quarter valued at approximately $834,000. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its position in 51job by 104.7% during the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 183,446 shares of the company’s stock valued at $8,208,000 after purchasing an additional 93,817 shares during the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp boosted its position in 51job by 19.6% during the second quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 54,875 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,454,000 after purchasing an additional 8,985 shares during the last quarter. Finally, State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D acquired a new position in 51job during the third quarter valued at approximately $2,717,000. 40.61% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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51job Company Profile

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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