51job (JOBS) Getting Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Study Shows

News coverage about 51job (NASDAQ:JOBS) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. 51job earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the company an impact score of 46.4956247646418 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

A number of research firms have issued reports on JOBS. BidaskClub downgraded 51job from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 14th. Citigroup upgraded 51job from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, March 2nd.

Shares of NASDAQ JOBS traded up $3.52 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $91.81. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 178,832 shares, compared to its average volume of 230,865. 51job has a 12-month low of $37.00 and a 12-month high of $92.55. The company has a market capitalization of $5,596.23, a PE ratio of 43.51 and a beta of 1.00. The company has a quick ratio of 3.86, a current ratio of 3.86 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.28.

51job (NASDAQ:JOBS) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, March 1st. The company reported $0.72 earnings per share for the quarter. 51job had a return on equity of 15.72% and a net margin of 13.05%. The firm had revenue of $134.04 million for the quarter.

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About 51job

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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