With energy prices rising, switch to a cheaper plan
Compare Prices Now

How to buy Nov (NOV) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in Nov shares.

Nov Inc
- $0.01 ( - 0.06%)

We’re reader-supported and may be paid when you visit links to partner sites. We don’t compare all products in the market, but we’re working on it!

Nov Inc (NOV) is a leading oil & gas equipment & services business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$15.58 after a previous close of US$15.66. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD14.635 to a high of USD15.67. The latest price was USD14.72 (25 minute delay). Nov is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Nov

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Nov. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: NOV. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Nov reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$15.66, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Nov, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Nov. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Nov stock price (NYSE:NOV)

Use our graph to track the performance of NOV stocks over time.

Nov shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-28.
Previous closeUS$15.66
Change US$-0.94
Change % -6.0026%
Volume 5,362,998
Information last updated 2022-06-27.
52-week rangeUS$11.406 - US$23.9466
50-day moving average US$18.8238
200-day moving average US$16.3643
Target priceUS$21.3
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield US$0.1 (1.22%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$-0.48

Compare trading apps to buy Nov shares

1 - 8 of 8
Name Product Standard brokerage for US shares Currency conversion fee Markets
eToro (global stocks)
50 pips (US$0.50 for every AU$100 exchanged)
Global shares, US shares, ETFs
Zero brokerage share trading on US, Hong Kong and European stocks with trades as low as $50.
Note: This broker offers CFDs which are volatile investment products and most clients lose money trading CFDs with this provider.
Join the world’s biggest social trading network when you trade stocks, commodities and currencies from the one account.
IG Share Trading
ASX shares, US shares, UK shares, ETFs, and more
For the months of July and August, trade Aussie shares from $2.50 and international shares from $0. T&Cs apply.
Enjoy some of the lowest brokerage fees on the market when trading Australian shares, international shares, plus get access to 24-hour customer support.
Tiger Brokers
Tiger Brokers
ASX shares, Global shares, Options trading, US shares, ETFs
Exclusive to Finder: Sign up to Tiger through Finder and on completion of your first deposit of any amount or transfer of shares receive 4 extra free grab shares. T&Cs apply.
Get started with $0 brokerage on ASX and US stocks for the first 3 months upon completion of your first qualifying deposit. Also receive a free Apple share if you deposit $3,000 or more.
SelfWealth (Basic account)
ASX shares, US shares
Trade ASX and US shares for a flat fee of $9.50, regardless of the trade size.
New customers receive free access to Community Insights with SelfWealth Premium for the first 90 days. Follow other investors and benchmark your portfolio performance.
CMC Markets Invest
ASX shares, Global shares, mFunds, ETFs
$0 brokerage on global shares including US, UK and Japan markets.
Trade up to 35,000 products, including shares, ETFs and managed funds, plus access up to 15 major global and Australian stock exchanges. Plus, buy Aussie shares for $0 brokerage up to $1,000. (Limited to one buy order per stock per trading day).
Bendigo Invest Direct
ASX shares, Global shares, Options trading, mFunds, ETFs, Warrants
Gain access to 12 markets from one account with Bendigo.
Invest in Australian shares and access major international markets through a trusted local brand. Plus, fine tune your investment knowledge with Bendigo’s advanced research and analysis tools.
Saxo Capital Markets (Classic account)
ASX shares, Global shares, ETFs
Access 22,000+ stocks on 50+ exchanges worldwide
Low fees for Australian and global share trading, no inactivity fees, low currency conversion fee and optimised for mobile.
Superhero share trading
50 pips (US$0.50 for every AU$100 exchanged)
ASX shares, US shares, ETFs
Sign up & fund your account with A$100 or more and receive US$10 of Tesla stocks on Superhero. T&Cs apply.
Enjoy $0 brokerage on US stocks and buying ETFs as well as a flat $5 fee to trade Australian shares.

Compare up to 4 providers

The value of your investments can fall as well as rise and you may get back less than you invested. Past performance is no indication of future results.

Is it a good time to buy Nov stock?

The technical analysis gauge below displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. However, this is not a recommendation. It represents a technical analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.

Nov share growth calculator


Use the fields above to explore the returns from a historical investment. Please refer to the charts further up this page to see performance over 5 years, or other periods. Past performance doesn't indicate future results. Capital is at risk.

Nov price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $14.72

1 week (2022-06-24) -9.30%
3 months (2022-04-01) -27.20%
6 months (2021-12-30) 8.96%
1 year (2021-07-02) -5.15%
2 years (2020-07-02) 21.65%
3 years (2019-07-02) -32.38%
5 years (2017-06-30) -55.31%

Is Nov under- or over-valued?

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 EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$301 million (£0.0 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 US$5.8 billion
Gross profit TTM US$774 million
Return on assets TTM -0.17%
Return on equity TTM -3.54%
Profit margin -3.18%
Book value 12.591
Market capitalisation US$6.4 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 01/01/2019) 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

We're not expecting Nov to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Nov's shares ever split?

Nov's shares were split on a 1109:1000 basis on 2 June 2014. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before the split, the next day you would own 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 US$11.406 up to US$23.9466. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

NOV.US volatility(beta: 1.9)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Nov's is 1.9006. 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. offers spare parts, repair, and rentals as well as comprehensive remote equipment monitoring, technical support, field service, and customer training. The company was formerly known as National Oilwell Varco, Inc. and changed its name to NOV Inc. in January 2021. NOV Inc. was founded in 1862 and is based in Houston, Texas.

Frequently asked questions

More guides on Finder

Ask an Expert

You are about to post a question on finder.com.au:

  • Do not enter personal information (eg. surname, phone number, bank details) as your question will be made public
  • finder.com.au is a financial comparison and information service, not a bank or product provider
  • We cannot provide you with personal advice or recommendations
  • Your answer might already be waiting – check previous questions below to see if yours has already been asked

Finder only provides general advice and factual information, so consider your own circumstances, or seek advice before you decide to act on our content. By submitting a question, you're accepting our Terms of Use, Disclaimer & Privacy Policy and Privacy & Cookies Policy.
Go to site