Here’s Why Job Stocks are Soaring Now

Initial jobless claims hit a 7 month low at 390,000, pushing staffing company stocks higher. The lows are also providing a lift to online employment related firms Monster Worldwide (NYSE:MWW) and Dice Holding (NYSE:DHX).

Here’s how job related stocks are trading:

  • Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:MWW): The shares recently traded at $8.57, up $0.1, or 1.18%. Its market capitalization is $1.05 billion. They have traded in a 52-week range of $6.34 to $25.90. Volume today was 2,189,783 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 4,099,610 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 25.06, while trailing earnings are $0.34 per share. About the company: Monster Worldwide, Inc., through its subsidiaries, offers help wanted advertisements over the Internet. The Company charges employers and human resource professionals to post and search advertisements, and allows job seekers to search job postings and post their resumes free of charge. Monster also operates websites that connect companies to highly targeted audiences. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Dice Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:DHX): The shares recently traded at $7.92, down $0.14, or 1.74%. Its market capitalization is $526.32 million. They have traded in a 52-week range of $7.48 to $18.75. Volume today was 506,025 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 697,895 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 18.86, while trailing earnings are $0.42 per share. About the company: Dice Holdings Inc is a provider that specialize in career sites and career fairs for high growth vertical sectors. The Company provides services to help recruiters, consultants and businesses hire and train highly qualified professionals. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Kforce Inc. (NASDAQ:KFRC): The shares recently traded at $12.16, up $0.73, or 6.39%. Its market capitalization is $421.78 million. They have traded in a 52-week range of $8.12 to $19.23. Volume today was 204,193 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 437,341 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 18.45, while trailing earnings are $0.66 per share. About the company: Kforce Inc. is a full-service, professional staffing firm providing flexible and permanent staffing solutions for organizations and career management for individuals. The Company specializes in the areas of information technology, finance and accounting, human resources, engineering, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, legal, and scientific. Kforce operates in North America. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Barrett Business Services Inc. (NASDAQ:BBSI): The shares recently traded at $17.13, up $0.13, or 0.76%. Its market capitalization is $172.33 million. They have traded in a 52-week range of $12.25 to $17.96. Volume today was 23,918 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 31,709 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 10.01, while trailing earnings are $1.71 per share. The company pays a dividend of $0.36 per share for a dividend yield of 2.10%. About the company: Barrett Business Services, Inc. provides outsourced solutions addressing the costs and complexities of employment-related issues for businesses. The Company provides services in several categories, including payroll processing, employee benefits and administration, workers’ compensation coverage, effective risk management and workplace safety programs, and human resource administration. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:KELYA): The shares recently traded at $15.33, up $0.22, or 1.46%. Its market capitalization is $564.39 million. They have traded in a 52-week range of $10.77 to $22.99. Volume today was 135,232 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 204,477 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 13.02, while trailing earnings are $1.18 per share. The company pays a dividend of $0.20 per share for a dividend yield of 1.20%. About the company: Kelly Services, Inc. provides staffing services to a diversified group of customers through offices located in North America, Europe, and the Pacific Rim. The Company provides employees in office services, engineering, finance, information technology, legal, scientific, marketing, light industrial, education, health, and home care. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE:RHI): The shares recently traded at $26.20, up $0.63, or 2.46%. Its market capitalization is $3.74 billion. They have traded in a 52-week range of $19.69 to $34.26. Volume today was 1,068,189 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 2,043,050 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 28.70, while trailing earnings are $0.91 per share. The company pays a dividend of $0.56 per share for a dividend yield of 2.10%. About the company: Robert Half International, Inc. provides temporary and permanent staffing services. The Company supplies temporary, full-time and project accounting and finance professionals; temporary administrative support personnel; information technology professionals; temporary, project and full-time lawyers, paralegals and support personnel; and advertising, marketing, and web design professionals. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

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