National Oilwell Varco Rises On Unusually High Volume (NOV)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- National Oilwell Varco (NYSE: NOV) is trading at unusually high volume Thursday with 9.5 million shares changing hands. It is currently at 2.4 times its average daily volume and trading up $1.53 (+2.3%) at $68.10 as of 3:59 p.m. ET.

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National Oilwell Varco has a market cap of $29.12 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 0.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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 11.7, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates National Oilwell Varco as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, growth in earnings per share, compelling growth in net income and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full National Oilwell Varco Ratings Report.

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