Is 51job, Inc. (ADR) (JOBS) A Good Stock To Buy?

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A whopping number of 13F filings filed with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has been processed by Insider Monkey so that individual investors can look at the overall hedge fund sentiment towards the stocks included in their watchlists. These freshly-submitted public filings disclose money managers’ equity positions as of the end of the three-month period that ended September 30, so let’s proceed with the discussion of the hedge fund sentiment on 51job, Inc. (ADR) (NASDAQ:JOBS) .

51job, Inc. (ADR) (NASDAQ:JOBS) has experienced an increase in hedge fund interest of late. There were 6 hedge funds in our database with JOBS holdings at the end of September. The level and the change in hedge fund popularity aren’t the only variables you need to analyze to decipher hedge funds’ perspectives. A stock may witness a boost in popularity but it may still be less popular than similarly priced stocks. That’s why at the end of this article we will examine companies such as Argan, Inc. (NYSEAMEX:AGX), FelCor Lodging Trust Incorporated (NYSE:FCH), and Cavco Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:CVCO) to gather more data points.

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With all of this in mind, we’re going to take a peek at the fresh action regarding 51job, Inc. (ADR) (NASDAQ:JOBS).

How have hedgies been trading 51job, Inc. (ADR) (NASDAQ:JOBS)?

Heading into the fourth quarter of 2016, a total of 6 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, a change of 50% from the second quarter of 2016. Below, you can check out the change in hedge fund sentiment towards JOBS over the last 5 quarters. With hedgies’ capital changing hands, there exists an “upper tier” of notable hedge fund managers who were boosting their holdings substantially (or already accumulated large positions).

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According to Insider Monkey’s hedge fund database, Sensato Capital Management, led by Ernest Chow and Jonathan Howe, holds the biggest position in 51job, Inc. (ADR) (NASDAQ:JOBS). Sensato Capital Management has a $15.8 million position in the stock, comprising 3.3% of its 13F portfolio. Sitting at the No. 2 spot is Citadel Investment Group, led by Ken Griffin, which holds a $4.4 million position; the fund has less than 0.1%% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Remaining hedge funds and institutional investors with similar optimism comprise Ken Fisher’s Fisher Asset Management, Jim Simons’ Renaissance Technologies, one of the largest hedge funds in the world, and Israel Englander’s Millennium Management. We should note that Sensato Capital Management is among our list of the 100 best performing hedge funds which is based on the performance of their 13F long positions in non-microcap stocks.

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