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
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at National Oilwell's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
National Oilwell facts
|Headquarters (founded)||Houston (1862)|
|Market Cap||$30.0 billion|
|Industry||Oil and gas equipment and services|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$15.8 billion|
|Management||Chairman/CEO Merrill Miller, Jr.
CFO Clay Williams
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||11.1%|
|Cash/Debt||$3.4 billion / $510.0 million|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 99% of the 3,557 of the members who have rated National Oilwell believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Just last month , one of those bulls, mario17, tapped the stock as a particularly solid bargain opportunity: "National Oilwell Varco has been recently down because of global economic fears, but the company is a worldwide leader in equipment and components use in the oil and gas industry. ... I think it is set for the next decade to take advantage of its leadership in the trend in offshore oil-drilling."
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