51job (NASDAQ:JOBS) Receives New Coverage from Analysts at Jefferies Financial Group

Jefferies Financial Group began coverage on shares of 51job (NASDAQ:JOBS) in a report released on Wednesday, The Fly reports. The firm set a “hold” rating on the stock.

Several other equities research analysts have also commented on JOBS. BidaskClub lowered 51job from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, November 15th. TheStreet upgraded 51job from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 24th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, 51job currently has an average rating of “Hold”.

NASDAQ:JOBS traded down $0.70 during trading hours on Wednesday, hitting $76.91. 125,055 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 151,573. 51job has a 52-week low of $57.06 and a 52-week high of $97.08. The firm’s fifty day moving average price is $79.06 and its 200 day moving average price is $74.34. The company has a current ratio of 4.06, a quick ratio of 4.06 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.01. The company has a market cap of $5.22 billion, a P/E ratio of 26.03 and a beta of 1.51.

51job (NASDAQ:JOBS) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 14th. The company reported $0.57 EPS for the quarter. 51job had a return on equity of 15.46% and a net margin of 28.31%. The company had revenue of $138.36 million during the quarter.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Barclays PLC increased its stake in 51job by 72.1% during the 3rd quarter. Barclays PLC now owns 26,332 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,949,000 after buying an additional 11,032 shares in the last quarter. Andra AP fonden boosted its holdings in shares of 51job by 23.4% during the 3rd quarter. Andra AP fonden now owns 25,300 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,872,000 after purchasing an additional 4,800 shares during the last quarter. State Street Corp boosted its holdings in shares of 51job by 0.7% during the 3rd quarter. State Street Corp now owns 527,197 shares of the company’s stock worth $39,013,000 after purchasing an additional 3,786 shares during the last quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of 51job during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $253,000. Finally, Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA boosted its holdings in shares of 51job by 9.9% during the 3rd quarter. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA now owns 3,611,917 shares of the company’s stock worth $267,282,000 after purchasing an additional 326,740 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 47.18% 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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