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Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for National Oilwell Varco (NYSE: NOV) is tomorrow, September 12, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 12 cents per share. At a price of $81.81 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.6%. The average volume for National Oilwell Varco has been 3.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. National Oilwell Varco has a market cap of $34.93 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 19.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. National Oilwell Varco, Inc. designs, constructs, manufactures, and sells systems, components, and products for oil and gas drilling and production, as well as provides oilfield services and supplies, and supply chain integration services to the upstream oil and gas industry worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.1, equal to the average energy industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.