NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

National Oilwell Varco

(NYSE:

NOV

) is tomorrow, November 30, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 12 cents per share. At a price of $66.28 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.7%.

The average volume for National Oilwell Varco has been 5.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. National Oilwell Varco has a market cap of $27.35 billion and is part of the

basic materials

sector and

energy

industry. Shares are down 2.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

National Oilwell Varco, Inc. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.7, equal to the average energy industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates National Oilwell Varco as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and attractive valuation levels. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. You can view the full

National Oilwell Varco Ratings Report

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