On Friday, Shares of Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON), included 0.55% and shut at $101.21 inside the end purchasing and offering session. The last exchanging scope of the stock ranges amongst $100.29 and $101.27. The business’ commercial center capitalization is $44.27 Billion with the aggregate fabulous loads of 437.98 million. Paine & Partners, LLC (“Paine & Partners”), a global leading private equity investment firm focused on investing in food and agribusiness, recently declared that Dr. Stephen R. Padgette, former Vice President of R&D Investment Strategy at Monsanto Company (MON), is joining Paine & Partners as an Operating Director. Dr. Padgette brings over thirty years of experience in agricultural technology, R&D administration and planned planning and execution, and he will work with Paine & Partners to identify new investment opportunities and assist current portfolio companies in executing their strategies.
Dr. Padgette had a distinguished career at Monsanto, where he recently worked to develop the company’s growth strategies and investments focusing on biologicals and precision agriculture. He also launched Monsanto Growth Ventures corporate venture capital group, which by early 2016 had delivered over 20 investments in biologicals, imaging, chemistry, precision agriculture, biotechnology, and robotics. Earlier in his career, Dr. Padgette served as Vice President of Biotechnology at Monsanto, and was a co-inventor of Roundup Ready® technology, the most widely-used crop biotechnology trait in history.
Shares of Baidu Inc (ADR)(NASDAQ:BIDU), subtract -1.10% and shut at $164.38 inside the last exchanging session. The rest of the purchasing and offering scope of the stock levels among $163.93 and $167.00. The association’s commercial center capitalization is $57.00 Billion with the general uncommon loads of 27.17 million. A research study conducted by Chinese search engine company Baidu, Inc. ( NASDAQ : BIDU ) has revealed that Indian college students overwhelmingly place a higher priority on leading a fulfilling life and assisting others instead of making money.
The study, which was declared by Baidu India General Manager Mr. Tim Yang at the 2016 GMIC conference in Bangalore, found that 56% of students view their life aim as either “leading a fulfilling life” or “assisting others,” whereas only 19% are mainly interested in “earning money.” Other notable data points include a smartphone ownership rate of 87% among college students, with the biggest smartphone pain points being phones overheating, lack of sufficient storage space and short standby time. Baidu’s apps DU Battery Saver and DU Speed Booster assist with these problems, said Mr. Yang.