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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

DOLE Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jeremy Grantham 67,088 sh (+207.74%)
Jim Simons 679,900 sh (+80.82%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Julian Robertson Sold Out
Steven Cohen 17,554 sh (-75.4%)
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Q2 2013

DOLE Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Michael Price 405,000 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 32,000 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 307,893 sh (+358.94%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jim Simons 133,700 sh (-80.34%)
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Q3 2013

DOLE Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Murray Stahl 28,350 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 1,031,814 sh (+3124.42%)
Jim Simons 320,500 sh (+139.72%)
Michael Price 901,869 sh (+122.68%)
Louis Moore Bacon 100,000 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham 27,618 sh (-91.03%)
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Q4 2013

DOLE Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Mario Gabelli Sold Out
Murray Stahl Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Michael Price Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with DOLE

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Michael Price 2013-12-31 Sold Out 1.6%$13.51 - $13.96 $ 13.640%0
Mario Gabelli 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.08%$13.51 - $13.96 $ 13.640%0
Michael Price 2013-09-30 Add 122.68%0.88%$12.73 - $13.8 $ 13.643%901869
Mario Gabelli 2013-09-30 Add 3124.42%0.08%$12.73 - $13.8 $ 13.643%1031814
Michael Price 2013-06-30 New Buy0.69%$9.27 - $12.89 $ 13.6424%405000
Mario Gabelli 2013-06-30 New Buy$9.27 - $12.89 $ 13.6424%32000
Julian Robertson 2013-03-31 Sold Out 2.5%$9.82 - $11.99 $ 13.6424%0
Julian Robertson 2012-12-31 New Buy2.5%$10.7 - $13.87 $ 13.6414%1221034
Ron Baron 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.05%$10.7 - $13.87 $ 13.6414%0
Ron Baron 2012-09-30 Reduce -66.51%0.06%$8.57 - $14.35 $ 13.6417%580000
Ron Baron 2012-06-30 Reduce -51.12%0.11%$8.41 - $10.15 $ 13.6450%1731786
John Burbank 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.05%$8.05 - $11.13 $ 13.6454%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.02%$8.05 - $10.94 $ 13.6444%0
George Soros 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.0021%$8.05 - $10.94 $ 13.6444%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 New Buy0.02%$9.5 - $14.5 $ 13.6416%10572
George Soros 2011-09-30 New Buy$9.5 - $14.5 $ 13.6416%12000
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Business Description

Industry: Consumer Packaged Goods » Packaged Foods
Compare:NSRGY, UL, UN, DANOY, GIS » details
Traded in other countries:D73.Germany
Dole Food Co Inc was founded in Hawaii in 1851. It is a producer and marketer of fruit and vegetables, including an expanding line of value-added products. It markets packaged and frozen food. In the primary markets it serves to hold the number 1 or number 2 market share position in the key product categories, including bananas, packaged salads and packaged fruit. It provides wholesale, retail and institutional customers around the world with food products that bear the DOLE (r) trademarks. It currently sources its fresh fruits and vegetables from other countries and distributes products in more than 90 countries. It has three business segments namely fresh fruit, fresh vegetables and packaged foods. The fresh fruit segment contains several operating divisions that produce and market fresh fruit to wholesale, retail and institutional customers worldwide. The fresh vegetables segment contains two operating divisions that produce and market commodity vegetables and packaged vegetables and salads to wholesale, retail and institutional customers, mainly in North America, Europe and Asia. The packaged foods segment contains several operating divisions that produce and market packaged foods including fruit, juices and snack foods. Fresh fruit business segment has four operating divisions: bananas, European ripening and distribution, fresh pineapples and Dole Chile. It is the producer of bananas, growing and selling approximately 156 million boxes of bananas annually. Its European ripening and distribution business distributes DOLE and non-DOLE fresh produce in Europe. This business operates seven ripening and distribution centers in eight countries, predominantly in Western Europe. It sources its pineapples mainly from Dole-operated farms and independent growers in Latin America, Hawaii, the Philippines and Thailand. Fresh vegetables business segment operates through two divisions: commodity vegetables and value-added. It sources, harvests, cools, distributes and markets more than 20 different types of fresh and fresh-cut vegetables, including iceberg lettuce, red and green leaf lettuce, romaine lettuce, butter lettuce, celery, cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, brussels sprouts, green onions, asparagus, snow peas and artichokes, as well as fresh strawberries. Its value-added vegetable products include packaged salads and packaged fresh-cut vegetables. Its packaged foods segment produces canned pineapple, canned pineapple juice, fruit juice concentrate, fruit in plastic cups, jars and pouches and fruit parfaits. The Company sells and distributes its fruit and vegetable products through a network of fresh produce operations in North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America. Its large, international competitors are Chiquita Brands International, Inc., Fresh Del Monte Produce, Inc. and Del Monte Foods.
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