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NOV Inc is an oil & gas equipment & services business based in the US. NOV shares (NOV) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. NOV employs 27,631 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$6.1 billion.

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for NOV. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: NOV. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until NOV reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of NOV, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of NOV. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

NOV share price

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NOV shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-24.
52-week rangeUSD$7.7 - USD$19.9195
50-day moving average USD$13.9473
200-day moving average USD$12.0598
Wall St. target priceUSD$15.54
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield USD$0.05 (0.33%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-14.35

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Is it a good time to buy NOV stock?

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Is NOV under- or over-valued?

Valuing NOV stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of NOV's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

NOV's EBITDA

NOV's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$224 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a NOV's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

NOV financials

Revenue TTM USD$6.1 billion
Gross profit TTM USD$434 million
Return on assets TTM -2.89%
Return on equity TTM -38.66%
Profit margin -41.74%
Book value $13.419
Market capitalisation USD$5.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting NOV shares

There are currently 15.8 million NOV shares held short by investors – that's known as NOV's "short interest". This figure is 19.3% up from 13.3 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting NOV shares can be evaluated.

NOV's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

NOV's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of NOV shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of NOV shares traded daily (recently around 5.3 million). NOV's SIR currently stands at 3.01. In other words for every 100,000 NOV shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3010 shares are currently held short.

However NOV's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of NOV shares, or, against the total number of tradable NOV shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case NOV's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 NOV shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.041% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable NOV shares, roughly 41 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against NOV.

Find out more about how you can short NOV stock.

NOV's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like NOV.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

NOV's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 38.8

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and NOV's overall score of 38.8 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 80th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like NOV is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

NOV's environmental score

Environmental score: 20.61/100

NOV's environmental score of 20.61 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that NOV is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

NOV's social score

Social score: 19.23/100

NOV's social score of 19.23 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that NOV is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

NOV's governance score

Governance score: 13.96/100

NOV's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that NOV is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

NOV's controversy score

Controversy score: 1/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. NOV scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that NOV has managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

NOV Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 38.8
Total ESG percentile 79.7
Environmental score 20.61
Environmental score percentile 8
Social score 19.23
Social score percentile 8
Governance score 13.96
Governance score percentile 8
Level of controversy 1

NOV share dividends

We're not expecting NOV to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have NOV's shares ever split?

NOV's shares were split on a 1109:1000 basis on 2 June 2014. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1109 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your NOV shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 9.8% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for NOV shares which in turn could have impacted NOV's share price.

NOV share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, NOV's shares have ranged in value from as little as $7.7 up to $19.9195. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

NOV.US volatility(beta: 2.29)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while NOV's is 2.2887. This would suggest that NOV's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

NOV overview

NOV Inc. designs, constructs, manufactures, and sells systems, components, and products for use in oil and gas drilling and production, and industrial and renewable energy sectors worldwide. It operates through three segments: Wellbore Technologies, Completion & Production Solutions, and Rig Technologies. The company offers various equipment and technologies used to perform drilling operations. It also provides solids control and waste management equipment and services; portable power generation products; drill and wired pipes; drilling optimization and automation services; tubular inspection, repair, and coating services; instrumentation, and measuring and monitoring services; downhole and fishing tools; and drill bits. The company offers equipment and technologies for hydraulic fracture stimulation, including pressure pumping trucks, blenders, sanders, hydration and injection units, flowline, and manifolds; well intervention, such as coiled tubing and wireline units, as well as blowout preventers and tools; onshore production comprising fluid processing systems, composite pipes, surface transfer and progressive cavity pumps, and artificial lift systems; fluid processing and floating production systems, and subsea production technologies; and connectors for conductor pipes. It also provides substructures, derricks, and masts; cranes; jacking systems; pipe lifting, racking, rotating, and assembly systems; mud pumps; blowout preventers; drives and generators; rig instrumentation and control systems; mooring, anchor, and deck handling machinery; equipment components for offshore wind construction vessels; and pipelay and construction systems. NOV Inc. offers spare parts, repair, and rentals, as well as remote equipment monitoring, technical support, field, and customer training services. The company was formerly known as National Oilwell Varco, Inc. and changed its name to NOV Inc. in January 2021. NOV Inc. was founded in 1862 and is based in Houston, Texas.

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