Confluence Investment Management Has Upped Its Mdu Resources Group (MDU) Holding; 51job – American Depositary Shares Each Rep (JOBS) SI Increased By 10.33%

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Confluence Investment Management Llc increased Mdu Resources Group Inc. (MDU) stake by 2.14% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Confluence Investment Management Llc acquired 11,844 shares as Mdu Resources Group Inc. (MDU)’s stock rose 5.95%. The Confluence Investment Management Llc holds 564,020 shares with $15.16M value, up from 552,176 last quarter. Mdu Resources Group Inc. now has $5.42B valuation. The stock increased 0.36% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $27.73. About 515,254 shares traded. MDU Resources Group, Inc. (NYSE:MDU) has risen 2.32% since April 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.23% the S&P500.

51job Inc – American Depositary Shares Each Rep (NASDAQ:JOBS) had an increase of 10.33% in short interest. JOBS’s SI was 2.30M shares in April as released by FINRA. Its up 10.33% from 2.09 million shares previously. With 243,900 avg volume, 9 days are for 51job Inc – American Depositary Shares Each Rep (NASDAQ:JOBS)’s short sellers to cover JOBS’s short positions. The SI to 51job Inc – American Depositary Shares Each Rep’s float is 10.2%. The stock decreased 0.59% or $0.54 during the last trading session, reaching $91.27. About 188,844 shares traded. 51job, Inc. (NASDAQ:JOBS) has risen 131.12% since April 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 119.57% the S&P500.

51job, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides integrated human resource services in the People's Republic of China. The company has market cap of $5.65 billion. The firm provides recruitment advertising services, including online recruitment services through its Websites comprising 51job.com, yingjiesheng.com, and 51jingying.com; and print advertising services through 51job Weekly, a city-specific recruitment advertising publication. It has a 94.58 P/E ratio. It also offers other human resource related services, such as business process outsourcing that consist of social insurance and benefits processing, regulatory compliance with local governmental employment regulations, and payroll processing; and conducts training seminars in business management, leadership, sales and marketing, human resource, negotiation skills, financial planning and analysis, public administration, manufacturing, secretarial, and other skills.

Among 2 analysts covering 51job (NASDAQ:JOBS), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. 51job has $6000 highest and $31 lowest target. $60’s average target is -34.26% below currents $91.27 stock price. 51job had 4 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Friday, March 2. Macquarie Research maintained 51job, Inc. (NASDAQ:JOBS) on Wednesday, August 12 with “Neutral” rating. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Thursday, November 12 by Citigroup. Macquarie Research upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Friday, August 4 report.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.03 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.13, from 1.16 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 28 investors sold MDU shares while 92 reduced holdings. 37 funds opened positions while 87 raised stakes. 120.06 million shares or 1.58% less from 121.98 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. John G Ullman Assoc Incorporated invested in 1.49% or 277,491 shares. Manitoba – Canada-based Great West Life Assurance Comm Can has invested 0.01% in MDU Resources Group, Inc. (NYSE:MDU). Carroll Financial Associates reported 0% stake. Martingale Asset Management Lp stated it has 0.15% of its portfolio in MDU Resources Group, Inc. (NYSE:MDU). Dorsey Whitney Tru Comm Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.09% in MDU Resources Group, Inc. (NYSE:MDU). Barclays Public Limited Company reported 0% of its portfolio in MDU Resources Group, Inc. (NYSE:MDU). Bremer Trust Natl Association owns 14,225 shares or 0.1% of their US portfolio. Country Club Trust Na accumulated 0.36% or 99,097 shares. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund holds 72,000 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Retirement Of Alabama has 0.03% invested in MDU Resources Group, Inc. (NYSE:MDU). 1.50M are owned by Hermes Investment Mgmt Ltd. California-based Eqis has invested 0.01% in MDU Resources Group, Inc. (NYSE:MDU). Fenimore Asset holds 0.26% or 256,853 shares in its portfolio. Fmr Limited Liability Corp invested in 0% or 403,038 shares. Comerica Comml Bank reported 0.03% of its portfolio in MDU Resources Group, Inc. (NYSE:MDU).

Confluence Investment Management Llc decreased Nxp Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) stake by 69,188 shares to 353,619 valued at $41.41M in 2017Q4. It also reduced American International Group I (NYSE:AIG) stake by 17,678 shares and now owns 1.11M shares. Russell 2000 Value Index (IWN) was reduced too.

Among 5 analysts covering MDU Resources (NYSE:MDU), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 20% are positive. MDU Resources has $28.0 highest and $15 lowest target. $22.25’s average target is -19.76% below currents $27.73 stock price. MDU Resources had 8 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Tuesday, May 31 the stock rating was upgraded by Argus Research to “Buy”. The rating was downgraded by Argus Research on Monday, February 13 to “Hold”. As per Wednesday, October 18, the company rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets.

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