51job, Inc. (NASDAQ:JOBS) shares reached a new 52-week high and low 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 research analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. BidaskClub raised shares of 51job from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, January 11th. Citigroup raised shares of 51job from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, March 2nd.
The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.28, a quick ratio of 4.18 and a current ratio of 3.86. The firm has a market cap of $5,429.42, a price-to-earnings ratio of 41.42 and a beta of 1.00.
51job (NASDAQ:JOBS) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, March 1st. The company reported $0.72 earnings per share for the quarter. 51job had a net margin of 13.05% and a return on equity of 15.72%. The firm had revenue of $134.04 million during the quarter.
Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in JOBS. State Street Corp raised its holdings in shares of 51job by 15.8% during the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 85,456 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,824,000 after purchasing an additional 11,653 shares during the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp raised its holdings in shares of 51job by 8.3% during the third quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 59,426 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,602,000 after purchasing an additional 4,551 shares during the last quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. increased its holdings in 51job by 5.8% during the third quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 24,982 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,515,000 after buying an additional 1,376 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its holdings in 51job by 9.4% during the third quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 200,673 shares of the company’s stock valued at $12,163,000 after buying an additional 17,227 shares during the last quarter. Finally, OxFORD Asset Management LLP purchased a new stake in 51job during the third quarter valued at approximately $272,000. 41.81% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
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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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