On Thursday, Shares of Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK), added 1.38% and closed at $62.51 in the last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $61.94 and $62.95. “A curious person is more likely to bring an idea to life at work” – more than eight out of ten employees (85 percent) from Germany, the US, and China agreed with this statement. This was one of the findings of the first global curiosity study from Merck, a leading science and technology company. The study examines the curiosity index of workers in four dimensions. The aim: To compare curiosity levels at work in an international context. Even though curiosity plays an important role on the job, the majority of study participants did not describe themselves as curious. Only one in five employees (20 percent) identified with this quality. Staff instead described themselves as organised, collaborative, and detail-oriented. “Curious” came only in twelfth place. Nevertheless, this quality holds great potential for a company’s ability to innovate.
“Innovation and technological progress do not appear out of the blue. They always develop out of a person’s sense of curiosity about something new. Scientific curiosity and the joy of discovery are thus our most important resources when it comes to finding answers to global challenges such as the aging of our society or population growth,” says Stefan Oschmann, Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO of Merck. “That’s why curiosity should be a key aspect of our everyday work.”
Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL), jumped 0.38% and closed at $5.26 in the last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $5.16 and $5.39. The company’s Market capitalization is $2.13 Billion with the total outstanding Shares of 395.48 million. Hecla Mining Company, together with its auxiliaries, discovers, acquires, develops, produces, and markets precious and base metal deposits worldwide. The company offers unrefined gold and silver bullion bars to precious metals traders; and lead, zinc, and bulk concentrates to custom smelters and brokers. It owns 100% interests in the Greens Creek mine located on Admiralty Island in Southeast Alaska; the Lucky Friday unit located in the Coeur dAlene mining district in northern Idaho; the Casa Berardi mine located in the Abitibi region of north-western Quebec, Canada; and the San Sebastian unit located in the state of Durango, Mexico.
Royal Dutch Shell plc (ADR)(NYSE:RDS.A), dropped -0.75% and closed at $50.55 in the last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $50.03 and $50.78. During the 52-week trading session the minimum price at which share price traded, registered at $35.80 and reached to max level of $56.40. On Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 07.00 GMT (08.00 CET and 03.00 EDT) Royal Dutch Shell plc (RDS-A) (RDS-B) will release its third quarter results and third quarter dividend declarement for 2016.