Brokerages Expect 51job, Inc. (NASDAQ:JOBS) to Post $0.59 Earnings Per Share

51job, Inc. (NASDAQ:JOBS) has earned an average broker rating score of 3.00 (Hold) from the two brokers that provide coverage for the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating.

Zacks has also assigned 51job an industry rank of 254 out of 256 based on the ratings given to related companies.

Several research analysts have recently commented on JOBS shares. BidaskClub upgraded DENTSPLY SIRONA from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 13th. Citigroup set a $13.00 price target on e.l.f. Beauty and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, May 13th. Finally, TheStreet upgraded Stitch Fix from a “d” rating to a “c-” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 26th.

Shares of 51job stock traded up $0.39 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $79.61. 124,426 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 203,901. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $74.10. 51job has a fifty-two week low of $52.15 and a fifty-two week high of $97.08. The stock has a market capitalization of $4.93 billion, a PE ratio of 27.84 and a beta of 1.46. The company has a quick ratio of 2.19, a current ratio of 2.19 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.01.

51job (NASDAQ:JOBS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 9th. The company reported $0.73 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.64 by $0.09. The company had revenue of $135.87 million during the quarter. 51job had a return on equity of 20.11% and a net margin of 37.97%.

Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in JOBS. Quadrant Capital Group LLC raised its holdings in 51job by 62.1% in the 1st quarter. Quadrant Capital Group LLC now owns 1,563 shares of the company’s stock valued at $121,000 after acquiring an additional 599 shares during the last quarter. WINTON GROUP Ltd boosted its position in 51job by 18.4% in the 2nd quarter. WINTON GROUP Ltd now owns 4,414 shares of the company’s stock valued at $333,000 after buying an additional 685 shares during the last quarter. Pictet Asset Management Ltd. lifted its position in shares of 51job by 1.9% during the first quarter. Pictet Asset Management Ltd. now owns 37,500 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,921,000 after purchasing an additional 700 shares during the last quarter. Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management LLC lifted its position in shares of 51job by 5.5% during the first quarter. Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management LLC now owns 17,400 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,355,000 after purchasing an additional 900 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Fiera Capital Corp lifted its position in shares of 51job by 0.6% during the first quarter. Fiera Capital Corp now owns 271,908 shares of the company’s stock worth $21,176,000 after purchasing an additional 1,508 shares during the last quarter. 45.29% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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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