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National Oilwell Varco Inc (NYSE:NOV)
Dividend Yield
2.46% (As of Today)

As of Today, the Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of National Oilwell Varco Inc is 2.46%.

Good Sign:

National Oilwell Varco Inc stock dividend yield is close to 10-year high.

NOV' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 2.34
Current: 2.46

0.24
2.34

During the past 13 years, the highestTrailing Annual Dividend Yield of National Oilwell Varco Inc was 2.34%. The lowest was 0.24%. And the median was 0.78%.

NOV's Dividend Yieldis ranked lower than
61% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.39 vs. NOV: 2.46 )

National Oilwell Varco Inc's Dividend Payout Ratio for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was 0.28.

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Payout Ratio of National Oilwell Varco Inc was 0.32. The lowest was 0.08. And the median was 0.10.

National Oilwell Varco Inc's Dividends Per Share for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $0.46.

During the past 12 months, National Oilwell Varco Inc's average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 84.60% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 30.40% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 58.30% per year.

During the past 13 years, the highest 3-Year average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate of National Oilwell Varco Inc was 69.80% per year. The lowest was 0.00% per year. And the median was 0.00% per year.

The growth rate is calculated with least square regression.

For more information regarding to dividend, please check our Dividend Page.


Definition

Dividend Yield measures how much a company pays out in dividends each year relative to its share price.

National Oilwell Varco Inc Recent Full-Year Dividend History

Amount Ex-date Record Date Pay Date Type Frequency
0.4602014-12-032014-12-052014-12-19Cash Dividendquarterly
0.4602014-09-102014-09-122014-09-26Cash Dividendquarterly
0.4602014-06-112014-06-132014-06-27Cash Dividendquarterly
0.2602014-03-122014-03-142014-03-28Cash Dividendquarterly

National Oilwell Varco Inc's Trailing Annual Dividend Yield (%) for Today is calculated as

Trailing Annual Dividend Yield=Most Recent Full Year Dividend/Current Share Price
=1.64/66.70
=2.46 %

Current Share Price is $66.70.
National Oilwell Varco Inc's Dividends Per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Today is $1.64.

National Oilwell Varco Inc's Projected Annual Dividend Yield (%) for Today is calculated as

Projected Annual Dividend Yield=Forward Full Year Dividend/Current Share Price
=1.84/66.70
=2.76 %

Current Share Price is $66.70.
National Oilwell Varco Inc's Dividends Per Share for the forward twelve months is calculated as $0.46 * 4 = $1.84.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.


Explanation

Over the long term, the return from dividends has been a significant contributor to the total returns produced by equity securities. Studies by Elroy Dimson, Paul Marsh, and Mike Staunton of Princeton University (2002) found that a market-oriented portfolio, which included reinvested dividends, would have generated nearly 85 times the wealth generated by the same portfolio relying solely on capital gains.

Dividends may also qualify a lower tax rate for investors.

In dividends investing, Payout Ratio and Dividend Growth Rate are the two most important variables for consideration. A lower payout ratio may indicate that the company has more room to increase its dividends.

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Related Terms

Dividend Payout Ratio, Dividends Per Share, 3-Year Dividends Growth Rate, 5-Year Dividends Growth Rate

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