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How to buy 51job stock

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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 8,431 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – JOBS – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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51job share price

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51job shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-29.
52-week range$55.13 - $79.77
50-day moving average $63.07
200-day moving average $68.32
Wall St. target price$69.11
PE ratio 24.9759
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.49

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Is it a good time to buy 51job stock?

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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 25x. In other words, 51job shares trade at around 25x recent earnings.

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

51job's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $952.6 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a 51job's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

51job financials

Revenue TTM $3.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 23.51%
Gross profit TTM $2.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.62%
Return on equity TTM 9.01%
Profit margin 29.75%
Book value $183.55
Market capitalisation $4.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting 51job shares

There are currently 1.6 million 51job shares held short by investors – that's known as 51job's "short interest". This figure is 0.4% down from 1.6 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 188350.4842615). 51job's SIR currently stands at 8.26. In other words for every 100,000 51job shares traded daily on the market, roughly 8260 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 7 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 $79.77. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

JOBS.US volatility(beta: 0.71)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 0.7143. 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 51job. com, yingjiesheng. com, 51jingying. com, lagou. com, and 51mdd.

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