51job, Inc. (NASDAQ:JOBS) has been given a consensus broker rating score of 1.00 (Strong Buy) from the one analysts that provide coverage for the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a strong buy rating.

Zacks has also assigned 51job an industry rank of 108 out of 255 based on the ratings given to its competitors.

Separately, BidaskClub lowered 51job from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 16th.

Hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Commonwealth Bank of Australia lifted its stake in shares of 51job by 468.7% during the 2nd quarter. Commonwealth Bank of Australia now owns 2,053 shares of the company’s stock worth $191,000 after acquiring an additional 1,692 shares during the last quarter. Mount Yale Investment Advisors LLC bought a new stake in shares of 51job during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $224,000. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. bought a new stake in shares of 51job during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $261,000. Atria Investments LLC bought a new stake in shares of 51job during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $297,000. Finally, Confluence Investment Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of 51job during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $304,000. 41.67% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of JOBS stock opened at $58.00 on Wednesday. 51job has a 52-week low of $55.99 and a 52-week high of $114.63. The company has a market cap of $3.66 billion, a P/E ratio of 23.33 and a beta of 1.01.

51job (NASDAQ:JOBS) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 2nd. The company reported $0.82 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.62 by $0.20. 51job had a return on equity of 18.29% and a net margin of 13.09%. The firm had revenue of $135.34 million during the quarter.

About 51job

51job, Inc, through its subsidiaries, provides integrated human resource services in the People's Republic of China. The company offers recruitment advertising services, including 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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