Seeking Alpha

National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NOV)

  • May 7, 2013, 10:54 AM
    Dresser-Rand (DRC +3.8%) is turning into a takeover target for potential buyers such as Siemens (SI), National Oilwell Varco (NOV) and Cameron (CAM), Bloomberg writes. GE’s decision to buy Lufkin this year at the highest multiple to profit on record signaled an appetite for takeovers in the oilfield equipment industry, and DRC could be next on the list as the number of takeout candidates in the space diminishes.
    | 1 Comment
  • May 4, 2013, 3:52 PM
    Barron's is out with its list of the 500 financially strongest companies as ranked after a rigorous cash and sales analysis. A quick filter on the list shows a good chunk of the names trade with a single-digit price to earnings ratio including Goodyear Tire & Rubber (GT). Despite all the buzz about booming auto sales in the U.S. and China, concerns about growth for Goodyear's products in other regions of the globe have lowered expectations. But with auto sale estimates for full-year being taken higher, Goodyear could see enough consistent revenue growth to justify a higher trading multiple. (Top 25: AAPL, WCC, WDC, DVA, CHRW, QCOM, JOY, V, STX, MRC, MA, CVI, COF, SYMC, MCK, WCG, ETN, BRCM, TMO, CI, CBI, NOV, WNR, HFC, DK)
  • May 3, 2013, 11:58 AM
    The bigger the better when it comes to oil services providers, Jefferies believes, making the case that the big sector players are best positioned to fix inefficiencies of operations and thus ultimately will see the largest benefit from the surge in U.S. production. The firm's favorites: SPN, SLCA, PES, HP, ESV, NOV, CAM, HAL, SLB.
    | Comment!
  • Apr. 26, 2013, 8:13 AM
    More on National Oilwell Varco's (NOV) Q1 results: EPS and revenues failed to meet consensus estimates, which had already been lowered; NOV cites a softer than expected North American market. Revenue fell sequentially in each of its three segments, with a 9% Q/Q drop in rig technology. Backlog at a record high $12.9B. Shares -3.7% premarket.
    | Comment!
  • Apr. 26, 2013, 7:02 AM
    National Oilwell Varco (NOV): Q1 EPS of $1.29 misses by $0.08. Revenue of $5.31B (+23% Y/Y) misses by $0.07B. (PR)
    | Comment!
  • Apr. 26, 2013, 12:05 AM
    Notable earnings before Friday’s open: ABBV, AEP, AON, ARLP, B, BKW, BPO, COV, CVX, DHI, DLR, DTE, FLIR, GDI, GNC, GT, HMSY, IMGN, ITRI, LAZ, LYB, MPW, NOV, SPG, TRP, TYC, VFC, VTR, WETF, WY
    | Comment!
  • Apr. 25, 2013, 5:30 PM
    Notable earnings before Friday’s open: ABBV, AEP, AON, ARLP, B, BKW, BPO, COV, CVX, DHI, DLR, DTE, FLIR, GDI, GNC, GT, HMSY, IMGN, ITRI, LAZ, LYB, MPW, NOV, SPG, TRP, TYC, VFC, VTR, WETF, WY
    | Comment!
  • Mar. 27, 2013, 2:48 PM
    For investors interested in oilfield services companies, Simmons analysts provide their share-price entry points for the sector's top names - SLB, HAL, BHI, WFT, CAM, FTI, NOV - and finds all look fairly valued with 2013 likely to be a murky year. But "most of these names are good solid buys on weakness," the firm says, and that’s where the entry points help.
    | Comment!
  • Mar. 20, 2013, 3:32 PM
    Drillers are little more than range-bound trading vehicles for now, Dan Dicker says in urging investors to avoid the group. Despite excitement over new U.S. finds, the weak price of natural gas will continue to stifle drilling growth until some price recovery past $3.50/mcf arrives. SLB and others have done a good job squeezing growth from international markets, but a robust U.S. market is key for their stocks to take off.
  • Mar. 19, 2013, 3:19 PM
    Despite Schlumberger's near-term concerns, Credit Suisse is convinced the U.S. rig count is going higher and thinks investors should be overweight in U.S.-focused companies leveraged to the rig count or completions. CS likes manufacturers HAL, SPN and FET that supply equipment for drilling and producing the tight reservoirs, plus BHI, WFT, NOV and FTI.
    | 1 Comment
  • Mar. 1, 2013, 11:49 AM
    National-Oilwell Varco (NOV -2.2%) heads south following a downgrade to Sell from Ameriprise Financial. Shares of the drilling equipment maker have had a rough few months, and currently trade at 11x 2013E EPS.
  • Feb. 21, 2013, 10:22 AM
    National-Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NOV) declares $0.13/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous. Forward yield 0.78%. For shareholders of record Mar. 15. Payable Mar. 29. Ex-div date Mar. 11. (PR)
    | Comment!
  • Feb. 19, 2013, 3:44 PM
    National Oilwell Varco (NOV +0.2%) receives antitrust approval for its acquisition of Robbins & Myers (RBN +0.7%), clearing the way for the $2.5B deal to close on Wednesday. The companies say they also received a letter from the Canadian antitrust officials stating they didn't plan to take any action in the matter.
    | Comment!
  • Feb. 6, 2013, 10:59 AM
    Goldman Sachs' top 10 stocks with the greatest upside potential before they reach the price target assigned by the firm: AAPL, GT, PRU, AMAT, JOY, F, DFS, WMB, SWN, NOV.
  • Feb. 1, 2013, 2:24 PM
    National Oilwell Varco (NOV -4%) slides despite beating Street numbers for Q4 earnings and revenues, as weaker operating margins in the rig technology segment, NOV's largest, eliminated some of the revenue strength. COO Clay Williams says in the conference call that competitive forces have kept prices for new drilling equipment packages "stubbornly" 8%-10% below 2007-08 prices.
  • Feb. 1, 2013, 8:26 AM
    More on National Oilwell Varco's (NOVQ4 results: Year-end backlog for capital equipment orders was a record $11.86B, up 2% Q/Q. New orders during the quarter were $2.42B, reflecting continued demand for oilfield equipment. Largest revenue gain was in the rig technology segment, up 14% Y/Y. Operating margin up 13% Y/Y, up 6% Q/Q. Shares flat premarket.
    | 1 Comment
Visit Seeking Alpha's
NOV vs. ETF Alternatives
Company Description
National Oilwell Varco Inc is a provider in the design, manufacture and sale of equipment and components used in oil and gas drilling, completion and production operations, and the provision of oilfield services to the upstream oil and gas industry.