Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management LLC grew its position in shares of 51job, Inc. (NASDAQ:JOBS) by 5.5% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 17,400 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 900 shares during the quarter. Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management LLC’s holdings in 51job were worth $1,355,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Several other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in JOBS. Fiera Capital Corp boosted its stake in 51job by 0.6% in the 1st quarter. Fiera Capital Corp now owns 271,908 shares of the company’s stock valued at $21,176,000 after buying an additional 1,508 shares in the last quarter. Commonwealth Bank of Australia boosted its stake in 51job by 28.3% in the 1st quarter. Commonwealth Bank of Australia now owns 1,090,206 shares of the company’s stock valued at $84,900,000 after buying an additional 240,638 shares in the last quarter. Pictet Asset Management Ltd. boosted its stake in 51job by 1.9% in the 1st quarter. Pictet Asset Management Ltd. now owns 37,500 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,921,000 after buying an additional 700 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. boosted its stake in 51job by 4.2% in the 1st quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 1,452,634 shares of the company’s stock valued at $113,133,000 after buying an additional 58,032 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC boosted its stake in 51job by 17.3% in the 1st quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 34,569 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,692,000 after buying an additional 5,090 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 45.28% of the company’s stock.

51job stock opened at $70.35 on Monday. The company has a current ratio of 2.19, a quick ratio of 2.19 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.01. The firm has a market capitalization of $4.35 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.26 and a beta of 1.50. 51job, Inc. has a 52 week low of $52.15 and a 52 week high of $114.63.

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

Several brokerages recently commented on JOBS. BidaskClub raised 51job from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 11th. Citigroup lowered 51job from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, May 13th. Finally, Macquarie lowered 51job from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, March 1st.

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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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