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

Shares of 51job, Inc. (NASDAQ:JOBS) have been assigned an average broker rating score of 1.00 (Strong Buy) from the one brokers that provide coverage for the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a strong buy recommendation.

Zacks has also given 51job an industry rank of 42 out of 265 based on the ratings given to related companies.

A number of research analysts recently weighed in on JOBS shares. BidaskClub raised 51job from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 11th. TheStreet downgraded 51job from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Monday, November 13th.

Shares of 51job (NASDAQ:JOBS) traded up $1.13 during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $68.13. The company had a trading volume of 151,642 shares, compared to its average volume of 231,864. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.31, a current ratio of 4.18 and a quick ratio of 4.18. 51job has a 1-year low of $31.25 and a 1-year high of $68.53. The company has a market cap of $4,139.40, a P/E ratio of 103.23 and a beta of 1.24.

51job (NASDAQ:JOBS) last issued 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%.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of JOBS. SG Americas Securities LLC bought a new position in 51job in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $127,000. Bank of New York Mellon Corp increased its position in 51job by 19.6% in the 2nd quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 54,875 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,454,000 after buying an additional 8,985 shares during the period. Alliancebernstein L.P. increased its position in 51job by 40.8% in the 2nd quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. now owns 327,217 shares of the company’s stock worth $14,636,000 after buying an additional 94,850 shares during the period. New York State Common Retirement Fund bought a new position in 51job in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $834,000. Finally, Northern Trust Corp increased its position in 51job by 3.5% in the 2nd quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 181,552 shares of the company’s stock worth $8,120,000 after buying an additional 6,224 shares during the period. 40.49% of the stock is currently owned by 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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