Zacks: 51job, Inc. (NASDAQ:JOBS) Given Consensus Rating of “Strong Buy” by Analysts

Shares of 51job, Inc. (NASDAQ:JOBS) have been assigned a consensus broker rating score of 1.00 (Strong Buy) from the two analysts that cover the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a strong buy recommendation.

Zacks has also assigned 51job an industry rank of 1 out of 265 based on the ratings given to related companies.

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Several brokerages have recently issued reports on JOBS. BidaskClub upgraded 51job from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 7th. Citigroup upgraded 51job from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, March 2nd.

Several hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of JOBS. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC acquired a new position in 51job in the second quarter valued at approximately $241,000. State Street Corp lifted its holdings in 51job by 15.8% in the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 85,456 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,824,000 after acquiring an additional 11,653 shares during the last quarter. First Trust Advisors LP lifted its holdings in 51job by 16.9% in the third quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 48,174 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,920,000 after acquiring an additional 6,981 shares during the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp lifted its holdings in 51job by 8.3% in the third quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 59,426 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,602,000 after acquiring an additional 4,551 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Comerica Bank lifted its holdings in 51job by 10.9% in the third quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 93,223 shares of the company’s stock valued at $5,672,000 after acquiring an additional 9,139 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 41.81% of the company’s stock.

Shares of JOBS stock traded up $0.13 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $85.44. The company had a trading volume of 169,203 shares, compared to its average volume of 285,757. 51job has a 1 year low of $34.88 and a 1 year high of $89.31. The company has a current ratio of 3.86, a quick ratio of 4.18 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.28. The stock has a market cap of $5,270.63, a P/E ratio of 101.71 and a beta of 1.27.

51job (NASDAQ:JOBS) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, March 1st. The company reported $0.72 EPS for the quarter. 51job had a return on equity of 15.72% and a net margin of 13.05%. The company had revenue of $134.04 million during the quarter.

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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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