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How to buy NOV stock

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NOV Inc.
+ $0.46 ( + 1.89%)

NOV 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 27,043 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $6.7 billion.

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NOV stock price (NYSE: NOV)

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NOV shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-01-25.
Latest market close$24.34
52-week range$13.91 - $24.60
50-day moving average $21.68
200-day moving average $19.09
Wall St. target price$25.83
PE ratio 968.543
Dividend yield $0.2 (0.88%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.02

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NOV price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $24.34 from 2023-01-25

1 week (2023-01-20) 5.32%
1 month (2022-12-27) 16.85%
3 months (2022-10-27) 7.60%
6 months (2022-07-27) 55.23%
1 year (2022-01-23) N/A
2 years (2021-01-27) 99.18%
3 years (2020-01-27) 16.46%
5 years (2018-01-26) 37.71

Is NOV stock undervalued or overvalued?

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 P/E ratio

NOV's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 969x. In other words, NOV shares trade at around 969x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.


NOV's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $471 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 $6.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 2.17%
Gross profit TTM $774 million
Return on assets TTM 0.94%
Return on equity TTM 22.27%
Profit margin 0.17%
Book value $12.39
Market capitalisation $9.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

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 12/31/2018) 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


Dividend payout ratio: 4% of net profits

Recently NOV has paid out, on average, around 4% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.88% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), NOV shareholders could enjoy a 0.88% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In NOV's case, that would currently equate to about $0.2 per share.

While NOV's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that NOV is investing more in its future growth.

NOV's most recent dividend payout was on 22 December 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 7 December 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have NOV's shares ever split?

NOV's shares were split on a 1109:1000 basis on 1 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 $13.9067 up to $24.597. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

NOV.US volatility(beta: 1.87)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 1.8657. This would suggest that NOV's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

NOV overview

NOV Inc. designs, constructs, manufactures, and sells systems, components, and products for oil and gas drilling and production, and industrial and renewable energy sectors worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Wellbore Technologies, Completion & Production Solutions, and Rig Technologies. 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; measuring and monitoring services; downhole and fishing tools; steerable technologies; and drill bits. The company offers equipment and technologies for hydraulic fracture stimulation, including downhole multistage fracturing tools, pressure pumping trucks, blenders, sanders, hydration and injection units, flowline, and manifolds; coiled tubing units, and wireline units and tools; connections and liner hangers; onshore production consists of composite pipe, surface transfer and progressive cavity pumps, and artificial lift systems; and offshore production, such as floating production systems and subsea production technologies, as well as manufactures industrial pumps and mixers. It also provides substructures, derricks, and masts; cranes; jacking systems; pipe lifting, racking, rotating, and assembly systems; mud pumps; pressure control equipment; 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.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of NOV is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.656% of NOV shares are held by insiders and 95.695% by institutions.
How many people work for NOV?
Latest data suggests 27,043 work at NOV.
When does the fiscal year end for NOV?
NOV's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is NOV based?
NOV's address is: 7909 Parkwood Circle Drive, Houston, TX, United States, 77036-6565
What is NOV's ISIN number?
NOV's international securities identification number is: US62955J1034
What is NOV's CUSIP number?
NOV's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 669930109

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