How to buy Dole stock
Learn how to easily invest in Dole stock.
Fruit and vegetable giant Dole is expected to go public later today and commence trading on the New York Stock Exchange Friday under the ticker symbol "DOLE," according to a Form F-1 filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.
The company slashed its price range on the offering to $16 to $17 per share from $20 to $23 per share, a move that slices its targeted valuation by more than $400 million.
The IPO news comes months after Dole Food Company merged with Ireland's Total Produce to form the world's largest fruit and vegetable supply business.
How to buy shares in Dole
- Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our stock trading table below can help you choose.
- Open your account. Provide your personal information and sign up.
- Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
- Search the platform for stock code: DOLE in this case.
- Research stocks. The platform should provide the latest information available.
- Buy your stocks. Place a market order or limit order with your preferred number of shares. It's that simple.
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Is Dole under- or over-valued?
Valuing a stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge value. Check out the Dole P/E ratio, PEG ratio and EBITDA
Dole's current stock price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 12x. In other words, Dole stocks trade at around 12x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the United States stock markets on average as of September 24, 2023 (21.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
However, Dole's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the industry or those of similar companies.
Dole's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $281.4 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Dole's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
To put that into context you can compare it against similar companies.
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