National Oilwel Varcol, Inc. ( NOV ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 13, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.13 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 29, 2013. 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 same period a year ago.
The previous trading day's last sale of NOV was $68.19, representing a -24.19% decrease from the 52 week high of $89.95 and a 15.44% 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 $5.83. Zacks Investment Research reports NOV's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 3.73%, compared to an industry average of 12.1%.
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:
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Oil Equipment & Services Index Fund ( IEZ )
- Market Vectors Wide Moat ETF ( MOAT )
- PowerShares Dynamic Oil Services ( PXJ )
- Select Sector SPDR Fund - Energy Select Sector ( XLE )
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Oil and Gas Fund ( IYE ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is PXJ with an increase of 19.27% over the last 100 days. IEZ has the highest percent weighting of NOV at 7.07%.
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