5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: National Oilwell Varco

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 (NYS: NOV) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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
Dividend Yield 0.7%
Competitors McDermott International
Schlumberger
Weatherford International

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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