Investments Archive

Tyson Foods' Net Income Up 32 Percent, But Beef Market Cuts Forecast

by Marty Cook and Lance Turner 8/3/2015 07:01 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale on Monday reported third-quarter net income of $343 million, or 83 cents per share, up 32 percent from $260 million, or 73 cents per share, during the same quarter last year.

What $100 Means in Arkansas: A State-by-State Analysis

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/3/2015 12:00 am

The Tax Foundation, a nonprofit that studies tax policy, last month published a map showing the real value of $100 in each state in the country.

The First Draft of Panic (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 8/3/2015 12:00 am

Journalism has been called the first draft of history, and often it is. Initial news reports, especially on sweeping issues or developing events, often capture small details — the who, what and when — but it may be months or years before the why and how become clear.

Bear State Posts $2.5M Profit in 2Q

by Mark Carter 7/31/2015 02:37 pm

Bear State Financial Inc. of Little Rock, the publicly traded holding company for Bear State Bank, announced Friday second quarter 2015 earnings of $2.5 million.

Bank of the Ozarks Tops Bank Performance Scorecard

by Alexis Hosticka 7/30/2015 11:17 am

Three Arkansas banks ranked among Bank Director magazine's list of top mid-size performers in the country, with Bank of the Ozarks of Little Rock taking the No. 1 spot.

Inuvo 2Q Net Income Up 16 Percent

by Lance Turner 7/29/2015 03:44 pm

Inuvo Inc. of Conway said Wednesday that second-quarter net income was $445,000, or 2 cents per share, up 16 percent from $382,000, or 2 cents per share, during the same quarter last year.

Murphy Oil Makes Executive Changes

by Sean Beherec 7/28/2015 04:18 pm

Murphy Oil Corp. of El Dorado on Tuesday named a new vice president and created a new vice president position.

Arkansas Capital Corp. Gets CDFI Designation

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/28/2015 01:28 pm

The exclusive designation as a CDFI was made by the U.S. Department of Treasury Community Development Financial Institutions Fund. A CDFI is a specialized financial institution working in market niches underserved by traditional financial institutions.

With Operating Expenses Reduced, Soul of the South's Future Unclear

by Sean Beherec 7/27/2015 12:00 am

The fledgling television network is the subject of at least two lawsuits in federal court and has been notified it owes $250,000 on a loan from the state. But at least one board member says he is hopeful that good things are in the works.

Crowdfunding Slow For New Arkansas Times Publication

by Sean Beherec 7/27/2015 12:00 am

Just over a month after the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges legalized gay marriage across the country, the Arkansas Times is still working to raise money for its niche LGBT publication.

EquityNet's Judd Hollas Sees Plenty of Room in Crowdfunding

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/27/2015 12:00 am

Before founding EquityNet in 2005, Judd Hollas was division manager for Beta-Rubicon Inc. of Fayetteville, a consulting firm specializing in technology assessment and business due diligence services. He has 20 years of experience as an independent technology analyst and investment manager in the private and public domains.

Former El Dorado Broker John L. Hill Barred From Industry for 18 Months

by Gwen Moritz 7/24/2015 03:52 pm

A former El Dorado stockbroker, John Lathern Hill, has agreed not to work in the securities industry in Arkansas for at least 18 months after regulators found that he had been making trades for other people while he was unregistered.

PAM Transport 2Q Profit Up 43 Percent

by Marty Cook 7/24/2015 08:09 am

PAM Transport of Tontitown reported second-quarter income of $7 million Thursday, an increase from $4.9 million in the second quarter of 2014.

Simmons First 2Q Net Income Up 102 Percent

by Lance Turner 7/23/2015 08:50 am

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff reports second-quarter net income of $20 million, up 102 percent from $9.9 million in the same quarter last year. During the quarter, the company made its third acquisition in Springfield, Missouri.

Deltic Timber 2Q Profit Down 85 Percent

by Lance Turner 7/22/2015 03:42 pm

Wet weather conditions and a slow housing market dampened second-quarter profit for Deltic Timber Corp. of El Dorado, the real estate and timber company reported Wednesday.

Kavanaugh Branch Kicks Off Allied's Auction Run

by Mark Carter 7/21/2015 10:29 am

The Allied Bank branch at the intersection Kavanaugh and Cantrell in Little Rock's Heights neighborhood took to the auction block Tuesday morning, leading off a four-day run by Blackmon Auctions of Little Rock.

Social Entrepreneurs Paired with Mentors at Boot Camp

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/20/2015 01:39 pm

Aspiring social entrepreneurs from Arkansas were paired with mentors at the 2015 Social Entreprenurship Boot Camp held at the University of Arkansas Winthrop Rockefeller Institute on Petit Jean Mountain.

USA Truck Making Best Of Leadership Change

by Marty Cook 7/20/2015 12:00 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren may be in the best possible circumstances to handle the recent resignation of its top executive because of health issues.

PAM Transportation Expands Dutch Auction

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/17/2015 11:52 am

PAM Transportation Services Inc. of Tontitown announced it would buy back 298,566 shares of its outstanding stock for $59 per share.

J.B. Hunt 2Q Profit Up 11 Percent

by Marty Cook 7/17/2015 11:38 am

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell on Friday reported second-quarter net income of $103.42 million, or 88 cents per share.