Wasatch Advisors Inc. lessened its holdings in shares of 51job, Inc. (NASDAQ:JOBS) by 5.1% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 1,294,439 shares of the company’s stock after selling 69,950 shares during the period. Wasatch Advisors Inc.’s holdings in 51job were worth $78,767,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other large investors have also modified their holdings of JOBS. SG Americas Securities LLC acquired a new position in shares of 51job during the second quarter worth $127,000. Bank of New York Mellon Corp lifted its holdings in shares of 51job by 19.6% during the second quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 54,875 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,454,000 after purchasing an additional 8,985 shares during the period. Alliancebernstein L.P. lifted its holdings in shares of 51job by 40.8% during the second quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. now owns 327,217 shares of the company’s stock worth $14,636,000 after purchasing an additional 94,850 shares during the period. New York State Common Retirement Fund acquired a new position in shares of 51job during the second quarter worth $834,000. Finally, Northern Trust Corp lifted its holdings in shares of 51job by 3.5% during the second quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 181,552 shares of the company’s stock worth $8,120,000 after purchasing an additional 6,224 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 41.32% of the company’s stock.

JOBS has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. TheStreet lowered shares of 51job from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Monday, November 13th. BidaskClub lowered shares of 51job from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 5th.

Shares of 51job, Inc. (NASDAQ:JOBS) traded up $0.99 during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting $66.63. 138,745 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 185,090. The firm has a market capitalization of $4,130.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 93.85 and a beta of 1.24. The company has a current ratio of 4.18, a quick ratio of 4.18 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.31. 51job, Inc. has a 52 week low of $31.25 and a 52 week high of $67.79.

51job (NASDAQ:JOBS) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The company reported $0.46 EPS for the quarter. 51job had a net margin of 9.70% and a return on equity of 14.43%.

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51job Profile

51job, Inc is a holding company. The Company is a provider of integrated human resource services in China. The Company focuses on online recruitment advertising. The Company operates over three Websites, including www.51job.com, www.yingjiesheng.com and www.51jingying.com, which are utilized by a base of corporate employers, reach an audience of job seekers and aggregate job information from over 100 cities across China.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for 51job (NASDAQ:JOBS)

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