5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: National Oilwell Varco

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, oil field services specialist National Oilwell Varco (NYSE: NOV  ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at National Oilwell and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

National Oilwell facts

Headquarters (founded)

Houston (1862)

Market Cap

$31.5 billion

Industry

Oil and gas equipment and services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$18.6 billion

Management

Chairman/CEO Merrill Miller, Jr.
CFO Clay Williams

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

11.7%

Cash/Debt

$1.7 billion / $1.5 billion

Dividend Yield

0.6%

Competitors

McDermott International (NYSE: MDR  )
Schlumberger
(NYSE: SLB  )
Weatherford International
(NYSE: WFT  )

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 99% of the 3,611 members who have rated National Oilwell believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, johnstrobel, highlighted National Oilwell as a particularly timely bargain opportunity:

Price has recently been beaten down despite increasing earnings, low P/E, and good valuation. I'm adding to my current position. I believe domestic oil production will continue to rise despite concerns about restrictions on fracking.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of National Oilwell Varco. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend National Oilwell Varco. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.


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