Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, fruits and vegetables grower Dole Food
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Dole's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Westlake Village, Calif. (1951)|
|Market Cap||$824.1 million|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$7.2 billion|
|Management||CEO David DeLorenzo (since 2007)
CFO Joseph Tesoriero (since 2004)
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||0.3%|
|Cash/Debt||$105.7 million / $1.7 billion|
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Source: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 93% of the 85 members who have rated Dole believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
I'm sick of waiting on buying stocks that experience pops as a result of good news here in CAPS only to miss the boat as they skyrocket even further over the next several months. I did this with El Paso, I did this with Barnes & Noble, and on... Not this time, Dole is initiating a strategic review of its operations that may result in its spinning off portions of its business and selling off unused land. Let's see if it actually happens and if so whether it eventually causes the stock to soar higher than [Friday's] 7.7% pop.
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