Shares of 51job, Inc. (NASDAQ:JOBS) have received an average broker rating score of 3.00 (Hold) from the one brokers that provide coverage for the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation. 51job’s rating score has declined by 200% in the last three months as a result of various analysts’ upgrades and downgrades.

Zacks has also given 51job an industry rank of 104 out of 255 based on the ratings given to its competitors.

Several research firms have recently weighed in on JOBS. BidaskClub raised shares of 51job from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday. Macquarie cut shares of 51job from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, March 1st.

Shares of 51job stock traded down $1.54 during trading on Friday, hitting $84.89. The stock had a trading volume of 9,200 shares, compared to its average volume of 257,514. The company has a market cap of $5.18 billion, a P/E ratio of 29.99 and a beta of 1.23. 51job has a 1 year low of $52.15 and a 1 year high of $114.63.

Hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Quadrant Capital Group LLC acquired a new stake in shares of 51job during the fourth quarter worth approximately $59,000. NumerixS Investment Technologies Inc acquired a new stake in 51job in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $142,000. Advisors Asset Management Inc. lifted its stake in 51job by 18.1% in the fourth quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. now owns 2,365 shares of the company’s stock valued at $148,000 after acquiring an additional 362 shares during the last quarter. Fullerton Fund Management Co Ltd acquired a new stake in 51job in the third quarter valued at approximately $333,000. Finally, Bridgewater Associates LP acquired a new stake in 51job in the third quarter valued at approximately $362,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 43.35% 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 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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