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National-Oilwell, Inc. (NOV) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 05, 2012

By: NASDAQ.com News
Posted: 12/3/2012 9:00:00 AM
Referenced Stocks: BHI;IEZ;IGE;IYE;NOV;PCP;PXJ;XLE

National-Oilwell, Inc. ( NOV ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 05, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.13 per share scheduled for December 21, 2012. Shareholders who purchased NOV stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 8.33% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $68.3, the dividend yield is .76%.

The previous trading day's last sale of NOV was $68.3, representing a -24.07% decrease from the 52 week high of $89.95 and a 15.63% increase over the 52 week low of $59.07.

NOV is a part of the Energy sector, which includes companies such as Precision Castparts Corporation ( PCP ) and Baker Hughes Incorporated ( BHI ). NOV's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $5.62. Zacks Investment Research reports NOV's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 22.98%, compared to an industry average of 14%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the NOV Dividend History page.

Interested in gaining exposure to NOV through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have NOV as a top-10 holding:

The top-performing ETF of this group is PXJ with an increase of 9.47% over the last 100 days. IEZ has the highest percent weighting of NOV at 9.4%.