51job (JOBS) Hits New 12-Month High and Low at $89.58

Shares of 51job, Inc. (NASDAQ:JOBS) reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Friday . The stock traded as low as $89.58 and last traded at $88.35, with a volume of 54973 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $87.88.

Several analysts recently commented on JOBS shares. BidaskClub upgraded 51job from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, February 3rd. Citigroup upgraded 51job from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, March 2nd.

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The company has a quick ratio of 4.18, a current ratio of 3.86 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.28. The stock has a market cap of $5,390.49, a P/E ratio of 41.41 and a beta of 1.00.

51job (NASDAQ:JOBS) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, March 1st. The company reported $0.72 earnings per share (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 for the quarter.

Several hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. Eqis Capital Management Inc. increased its position in shares of 51job by 18.5% during the 4th quarter. Eqis Capital Management Inc. now owns 5,264 shares of the company’s stock valued at $320,000 after purchasing an additional 823 shares during the period. California Public Employees Retirement System increased its position in shares of 51job by 2.2% during the 4th quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 48,409 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,946,000 after purchasing an additional 1,031 shares during the period. Ameriprise Financial Inc. increased its position in shares of 51job by 5.8% during the 3rd quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 24,982 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,515,000 after purchasing an additional 1,376 shares during the period. Guggenheim Capital LLC increased its position in shares of 51job by 15.9% during the 4th quarter. Guggenheim Capital LLC now owns 10,164 shares of the company’s stock valued at $618,000 after purchasing an additional 1,392 shares during the period. Finally, APG Asset Management N.V. increased its position in shares of 51job by 13.8% during the 4th quarter. APG Asset Management N.V. now owns 13,978 shares of the company’s stock valued at $708,000 after purchasing an additional 1,700 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 41.81% of the company’s stock.

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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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