Eagle Asset Management Inc. Invests $204,000 in 51job, Inc. (JOBS)

Eagle Asset Management Inc. bought a new position in shares of 51job, Inc. (NASDAQ:JOBS) in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund bought 3,325 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $204,000.

Several other hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in JOBS. Harding Loevner LP boosted its position in 51job by 11.0% during the second quarter. Harding Loevner LP now owns 4,902,938 shares of the company’s stock worth $219,308,000 after acquiring an additional 485,593 shares during the last quarter. Wasatch Advisors Inc. boosted its position in 51job by 98.5% during the third quarter. Wasatch Advisors Inc. now owns 1,364,389 shares of the company’s stock worth $82,696,000 after acquiring an additional 677,037 shares during the last quarter. Sensato Investors LLC boosted its holdings in 51job by 18.0% in the 2nd quarter. Sensato Investors LLC now owns 525,012 shares of the company’s stock valued at $23,484,000 after purchasing an additional 80,269 shares during the last quarter. Nordea Investment Management AB acquired a new position in 51job in the 2nd quarter valued at about $19,027,000. Finally, Handelsbanken Fonder AB boosted its holdings in 51job by 0.8% in the 3rd quarter. Handelsbanken Fonder AB now owns 396,000 shares of the company’s stock valued at $24,002,000 after purchasing an additional 3,000 shares during the last quarter. 41.34% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

51job, Inc. (NASDAQ:JOBS) opened at $57.79 on Thursday. 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 cap of $3,543.82, a PE ratio of 31.17 and a beta of 1.25. 51job, Inc. has a fifty-two week low of $31.25 and a fifty-two week high of $65.85.

Several equities analysts have weighed in on the stock. BidaskClub lowered shares of 51job from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday. TheStreet lowered shares of 51job from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Monday, November 13th.

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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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for 51job (NASDAQ:JOBS)

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