Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, oilfield 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

$30.6 billion


Oil and gas equipment and services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$21.0 billion


Chairman/CEO Merrill Miller Jr.

President/COO Clay Williams

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$2.4 billion / $4.4 billion

Dividend Yield





Weatherford International

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

On CAPS, 99% of the 4,106 members who have rated National Oilwell believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, All-Star RedandBlack, tapped the stock as a particularly attractive bargain opportunity: "Energy stocks have been beaten lately and [National Oilwell] had some issues in 2012 with contracting margins but the pipeline remains strong and I think margins will improve in 2014 and beyond. They have made numerous acquisitions the last few years which should be accretive going forward or I've misjudged this one."

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