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 has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at National Oilwell and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

National Oilwell facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Houston (1862)

Market Cap

$29.0 billion

Industry

Oil and gas equipment and services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$20.0 billion

Management

Chairman/CEO Merrill Miller Jr.
President/COO Clay Williams

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)

11.9%

Cash/Debt

$3.3 billion / $3.2 billion

Dividend Yield

0.8%

Competitors

McDermott International
Halliburton

Weatherford International


Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 99% of the 3,877 members who have rated National Oilwell believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this week, one of those bulls, FoolishErik, succinctly summed up the outperform case for our community:

[National Oilwell] is in the sweet spot for an acceleration of worldwide energy use as major populations rise into middle class prosperity. They serve both traditional oil and a surging natural gas boom. They have enormous, market-leading product breadth which is increasing with continued small but savvy acquisitions as their industry slowly consolidates.

Of course, that short pitch doesn't even come close to telling the entire story for National Oilwell. You're in luck, though. The Fool's brand-new premium report on National Oilwell looks at all sides of one of the most compelling energy plays in the market. You can grab your copy here, which comes with free updates for 12 months.

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The article Why National Oilwell Is Ready to Rebound originally appeared on Fool.com.

Fool contributor Brian Pacampara has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends Halliburton and National Oilwell Varco. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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