51job, Inc. (JOBS) Receives Average Rating of “Strong Buy” from Brokerages

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

Zacks has also assigned 51job an industry rank of 24 out of 265 based on the ratings given to its competitors.

Separately, 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 research report on Friday, August 4th.

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51job (JOBS) traded down $0.81 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $62.99. 126,700 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 146,613. The company has a quick ratio of 4.57, a current ratio of 4.57 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.24. 51job has a twelve month low of $31.25 and a twelve month high of $65.85. The company has a market capitalization of $3,918.01, a PE ratio of 34.67 and a beta of 1.28.

Several institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Aperio Group LLC boosted its position in shares of 51job by 11.0% in the second quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 12,877 shares of the company’s stock valued at $576,000 after acquiring an additional 1,277 shares during the period. Ameriprise Financial Inc. raised its stake in 51job by 5.8% in the third 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 in the last quarter. Bank of America Corp DE raised its stake in 51job by 154.2% in the first quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 2,860 shares of the company’s stock valued at $105,000 after purchasing an additional 1,735 shares in the last quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. raised its stake in 51job by 8.6% in the first quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 24,691 shares of the company’s stock valued at $905,000 after purchasing an additional 1,947 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Invictus RG raised its stake in 51job by 25.2% in the third quarter. Invictus RG now owns 12,558 shares of the company’s stock valued at $761,000 after purchasing an additional 2,526 shares in the last quarter. 39.66% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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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