SOURCE: Market Foundations Inc.

February 20, 2012 09:00 ET

Perception, Opportunity in Volatility -- Research & Analysis on FMC Technologies, Inc. and National-Oilwell Varco, Inc.

HONG KONG--(Marketwire - Feb 20, 2012) - This morning, www.MarketFoundations.com announced new reports highlighting FMC Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: FTI) and National-Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE: NOV). Free research downloads are available at www.MarketFoundations.com/index.php?coa=FTI&cob=NOV.

Economic fundamentals leading into 2012 have set a generally positive pace with GDP growth likely to pick up through the coming year. However, there are several important caveats to note as the world economy continues to face headwinds and risks weigh to the downside. Positive outlooks are conditional on fiscal policy in payroll taxes and unemployment insurance benefits and upon the easing of the European debt situation. A repeat of volatility experience in 2011 is likely in 2012, as perceptions about the strength of the U.S. economy and the euro zone will vary over time as events unfold.

Despite the current situation, our team continues to identify high momentum situations with growth potential -- there remains strong opportunity within careful discretion.

Market Foundations is releasing new coverage on FMC Technologies, Inc. for its current position within the basic materials industry. FMC Technologies, Inc. (FMC Technologies) is a global provider of technology solutions for the energy industry. The full research report on FMC Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: FTI) is available here: www.MarketFoundations.com/index.php?coa=FTI.

Market Foundations has released research on National-Oilwell Varco, Inc. for its changing role within the basic materials industry. National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NOV) is a provider of equipment and components used in oil and gas drilling and production operations, oilfield services and supply chain integration services to the upstream oil and gas industry. It operates in three business segments: Rig Technology, Petroleum Services & Supplies and Distribution Services. The full research report on National-Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE: NOV) is available here: www.MarketFoundations.com/index.php?cob=NOV.

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