51job, Inc. (NASDAQ:JOBS) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” from Analysts

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51job, Inc. (NASDAQ:JOBS) has earned an average broker rating score of 3.00 (Hold) from the two analysts that provide coverage for the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating.

Zacks has also assigned 51job an industry rank of 107 out of 255 based on the ratings given to its competitors.

A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on JOBS shares. TheStreet upgraded 51job from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 24th. BidaskClub upgraded 51job from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, October 12th.

51job stock traded up $0.99 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $81.13. The stock had a trading volume of 73,900 shares, compared to its average volume of 228,062. The company has a quick ratio of 4.10, a current ratio of 4.10 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.01. 51job has a 1 year low of $57.06 and a 1 year high of $97.08. The stock has a market cap of $5.25 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.20 and a beta of 1.56. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $76.49 and its two-hundred day moving average is $75.34.

Several hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA increased its stake in 51job by 9.9% in the third quarter. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA now owns 3,611,917 shares of the company’s stock valued at $267,282,000 after acquiring an additional 326,740 shares during the last quarter. Morgan Stanley increased its stake in 51job by 31.7% in the second quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 1,761,720 shares of the company’s stock valued at $133,010,000 after acquiring an additional 424,030 shares during the last quarter. Commonwealth Bank of Australia increased its stake in 51job by 27.5% in the second quarter. Commonwealth Bank of Australia now owns 1,390,547 shares of the company’s stock valued at $104,982,000 after acquiring an additional 300,341 shares during the last quarter. Coronation Fund Managers Ltd. increased its stake in 51job by 39.1% in the third quarter. Coronation Fund Managers Ltd. now owns 627,109 shares of the company’s stock valued at $46,406,000 after acquiring an additional 176,371 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Bank of New York Mellon Corp increased its stake in 51job by 17.0% in the second quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 434,033 shares of the company’s stock valued at $32,769,000 after acquiring an additional 63,091 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 44.95% of the company’s stock.

51job Company Profile

51job, Inc, through its subsidiaries, provides integrated human resource services in the People's Republic of China. The company offers online recruitment services through its Websites comprising 51job.com, yingjiesheng.com, 51jingying.com, and lagou.com; and mobile applications that enable job seekers to access their accounts through mobile devices and utilize functions available on their Websites.

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