National Oilwell Varco, Inc. ( NOV ) will begin trading ex-dividend on September 10, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.46 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 26, 2014. Shareholders who purchased NOV stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 76.92% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $82.63, the dividend yield is 2.23%.
The previous trading day's last sale of NOV was $82.63, representing a -4.53% decrease from the 52 week high of $86.55 and a 13.71% increase over the 52 week low of $72.67.
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 2014 as 7.91%, compared to an industry average of 16.7%.
Interested in gaining exposure to NOV through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have NOV as a top-10 holding:
- Merrill Lynch Market Oil Service HOLDRS ( OIH )
- iShares U.S. Oil Equipment & Services ETF ( IEZ )
- PowerShares Dynamic Oil Services ( PXJ )
- SPDR Series Trust SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Equipment & Services ETF ( XES )
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Energy ETF ( RYE ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is RYE with an increase of 4.54% over the last 100 days. OIH has the highest percent weighting of NOV at 7.51%.