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How to buy 51job stock | $68

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51job, Inc is a staffing & employment services business based in the US. 51job shares (JOBS) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. 51job employs 8,180 staff and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of USD$5 billion.

How to buy shares in 51job

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for 51job. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: JOBS. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until 51job reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$68, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of 51job, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of 51job. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

51job share price

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51job shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market close USD$68
52-week range USD$55.13 - USD$92.61
50-day moving average USD$73.4897
200-day moving average USD$68.3561
Wall St. target price USD$69.26
PE ratio 30.0449
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.692

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Is it a good time to buy 51job stock?

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51job price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $68 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-25) -5.19%
1 month (2020-11-06) -7.48%
3 months (2020-09-04) 0.85%
6 months (2020-06-04) 0.64%
1 year (2019-12-04) -11.58%
2 years (2018-12-04) -0.63%
3 years (2017-12-04) 18.49%
5 years (2015-12-04) 129.96%

Is 51job under- or over-valued?

Valuing 51job stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of 51job's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

51job's P/E ratio

51job's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 30x. In other words, 51job shares trade at around 30x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

51job's PEG ratio

51job's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 64.66. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into 51job's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

51job financials

Gross profit TTM USD$2.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.39%
Return on equity TTM 10.02%
Profit margin 30.22%
Book value $16.052
Market capitalisation USD$5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting 51job shares

There are currently 1.4 million 51job shares held short by investors – that's known as 51job's "short interest". This figure is 26.1% down from 1.9 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting 51job shares can be evaluated.

51job's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

51job's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of 51job shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of 51job shares traded daily (recently around 229928.17133443). 51job's SIR currently stands at 6.07. In other words for every 100,000 51job shares traded daily on the market, roughly 6070 shares are currently held short.

However 51job's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of 51job shares, or, against the total number of tradable 51job shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case 51job's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 51job shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable 51job shares, roughly 0 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against 51job.

Find out more about how you can short 51job stock.

51job share dividends

We're not expecting 51job to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have 51job's shares ever split?

51job's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 8 August 2014. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your 51job shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for 51job shares which in turn could have impacted 51job's share price.

51job share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, 51job's shares have ranged in value from as little as $55.13 up to $92.61. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

JOBS.US volatility(beta: 0.96)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while 51job's is 0.9641. This would suggest that 51job's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

51job overview

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,,,, and; and mobile applications that enable job seekers to access their accounts through mobile devices and utilize functions available on their Websites. It also provides other human resource related services, such as business process outsourcing that consist of social insurance, benefits, and payroll processing, as well as compliance services with local governmental employment regulations; and conducts training seminars in the business management, leadership, sales and marketing, human resource, negotiation skills, financial planning and analysis, public administration, manufacturing, secretarial, and other skills. In addition, the company offers campus recruitment services to corporations that seek to recruit college and university students; and placement and executive search services to employers seeking to attract talent and fill job vacancies. Further, it provides professional and scientific assessment tools that assist human resource departments in evaluating capabilities and dispositions of job candidates and existing employees, as well as offers talent assessment services; conducts general and customized surveys on salary, employee retention, and other human resource related topics; organizes and hosts annual human resource conferences and events; and provides support and administrative services to employers on select recruitment projects. The company serves multinational corporations, large national Chinese corporations, and the local Chinese enterprises. It offers its services through sales offices, and a national sales and customer service call center in Wuhan. 51job, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Shanghai, the People's Republic of China.

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