Sensato Investors LLC increased its stake in shares of 51job, Inc. (NASDAQ:JOBS) by 18.0% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 525,012 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 80,269 shares during the period. 51job makes up 5.9% of Sensato Investors LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 3rd largest holding. Sensato Investors LLC owned 1.75% of 51job worth $23,484,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in JOBS. Morgan Stanley increased its holdings in 51job by 37.2% during the first quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 355,089 shares of the company’s stock valued at $13,018,000 after buying an additional 96,329 shares during the last quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio increased its holdings in 51job by 520.8% during the first quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 42,832 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,570,000 after buying an additional 35,932 shares during the last quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. increased its holdings in 51job by 15.4% during the first quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 25,258 shares of the company’s stock valued at $926,000 after buying an additional 3,369 shares during the last quarter. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS increased its holdings in 51job by 77.7% during the second quarter. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS now owns 91,542 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,095,000 after buying an additional 40,033 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Comerica Bank increased its holdings in 51job by 70.0% during the second quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 84,084 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,048,000 after buying an additional 34,618 shares during the last quarter. 39.71% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

A number of analysts have commented on JOBS shares. Macquarie raised shares of 51job from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $60.00 target price for the company in a report on Friday, August 4th. BidaskClub raised shares of 51job from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Friday, June 23rd.

Shares of 51job, Inc. (NASDAQ:JOBS) traded down 0.6812% during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $61.2201. 11,028 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. 51job, Inc. has a one year low of $31.25 and a one year high of $62.40. The company has a market capitalization of $3.76 billion, a PE ratio of 43.6041 and a beta of 1.24. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $59.42 and its 200-day moving average price is $47.95.

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

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