The Corn Is High for Monsanto

Originally posted on 24/7 Wall St.:

Tractor in field on farmMonsanto Co. (NYSE: MON) reported second-quarter fiscal 2013 results before markets opened this morning. The fertilizer and seed maker reported adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $2.73 on revenue of $5.47 billion. In the same period a year ago, Monsanto reported adjusted diluted EPS of $2.28 on revenue of $4.75 billion. Second-quarter results also compare to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimates for EPS of $2.58 and $5.27 billion in revenue.

On a GAAP basis, diluted second-quarter EPS totaled $2.74.

Monsanto’s chairman/CEO said:

Our performance underscores our expectation for a third consecutive year of strong earnings growth and reinforces our opportunities for the future as well. As we move into the second half of the year, we are thankful for the opportunity to serve our customers and continue to earn their business as a leader in this dynamic industry.

Monsanto once again raised its full-year EPS guidance. The…

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Teaching children how to code

Originally posted on Business 360:

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(CNN) - Only 1% of kids leaving schools in developed countries understand coding, “and yet that is where a lot of the jobs are,” said Frank Meehan, CEO of Kuato. “And kids understand that, they want to learn.”

That point got more traction this week, as Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg appear with a host of other internet stars talking about the importance of code education.

Kuato CEO explains how it teaches children the basics of coding.

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