51job, Inc. (NASDAQ:JOBS) has received an average broker rating score of 1.00 (Strong Buy) from the one brokers that cover the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a strong buy rating.

Zacks has also assigned 51job an industry rank of 119 out of 265 based on the ratings given to its competitors.

A number of research firms have commented on JOBS. Macquarie upgraded 51job from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $60.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Friday, August 4th. BidaskClub upgraded 51job from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Friday, June 23rd.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Bank of America Corp DE boosted its position in 51job by 154.2% in the first quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 2,860 shares of the company’s stock worth $105,000 after buying an additional 1,735 shares during the period. SG Americas Securities LLC purchased a new position in 51job during the second quarter worth approximately $127,000. Prudential Financial Inc. purchased a new position in 51job during the first quarter worth approximately $224,000. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC purchased a new position in 51job during the second quarter worth approximately $241,000. Finally, Penserra Capital Management LLC boosted its position in 51job by 19.0% in the first quarter. Penserra Capital Management LLC now owns 6,746 shares of the company’s stock worth $247,000 after buying an additional 1,079 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 41.78% of the company’s stock.

51job (JOBS) traded up 1.49% on Friday, reaching $56.54. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 116,951 shares. The firm has a market capitalization of $3.47 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 41.42 and a beta of 1.33. The company has a 50 day moving average of $49.17 and a 200 day moving average of $42.00. 51job has a 52 week low of $31.25 and a 52 week high of $56.94.

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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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