Dole Foods goes to the market -- the stock market

Is it bananas to take a company public in this economy? The owner of Dole Foods hopes not.

This morning, the fruit company filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering in the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol DOLE. The underwriters are Goldman, Sachs & Co.; Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Deutsche Bank Securities; and Wells Fargo Securities.