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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Potential Takeover Candidate? (NYSE: DOLE)

Shares of DOLE traded higher by 3.58% or $0.45/share to $13.02. Dole Food Company Inc. is trading at a price to book ratio of 1.36. The PEG is 0.89 suggesting that the shares are trading at an excellent value relative to firm's growth rate. The price to sales ratio came in at 0.16. Hence, the firm is extremely cheap relative to its top line sales figures. On average, 318892 shares of DOLE exchange hands on a given day and today's volume is recorded at 395700. These financial metrics combined make this company seem undervalued. Lookout for any takeover chatter or takeover news regarding this stock as one of the bigger players may have an eye on this one.

Dole Food Company, Inc. (Dole) is a producer, marketer and distributor of fresh fruit and fresh vegetables.