Investments Archive

Walmart to Move Formal Business Out of Walton Arena Party

by Lance Turner 3/29/2018 09:47 am

Walmart Inc. of Bentonville said Wednesday that it will change the format of its annual shareholders meeting, which takes place June 1 at Bud Walton Arena at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.

US Home Prices Post 6.2 Percent Annual Gain in January

by Associated Press 3/27/2018 09:08 am

U.S. home prices posted another big gain in January, pushed higher by a shortage of homes for sale.

Survey of Business Economists Finds Growing Optimism

by Associated Press 3/26/2018 11:29 am

Business economists are expressing optimism that tax cuts and increased government spending will accelerate economic growth over the next two years.

Tom Gibbons Fires Latest Shot in Walter Quinn Disputes

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/26/2018 12:00 am

A new lawsuit has been filed against Walter Quinn and his Quinn Investments Ltd. and Quinn Management Co.

Plan Now for a 'Black Sky Event' (David Maxwell Commentary)

by David Maxwell 3/26/2018 12:00 am

The causes that would trigger a black sky event take the response and restoration to a new level. In a longer electrical outage, the cascading effects magnify.

Frisbee Gets Full Plate at First Community Bank (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/26/2018 12:00 am

Colbey Frisbee has been named community president for First Community Bank in Cabot.

ArcBest Execs See Pay Rise in 2017

by Lance Turner 3/23/2018 11:24 am

ArcBest Corp. CEO Judy McReynolds made $2.1 million in 2017, up from the $1.61 million she made in in 2016, the company reported in its annual proxy statement filed with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission.

P.A.M. Executives Get Pay Boost in 2017

by Lance Turner 3/21/2018 10:33 am

Both named executive officers of P.A.M. Transportation Services Inc. of Tontitown saw their total compensation rebound last year, according to the company's proxy statement, filed Tuesday.

Baltz Fired, Standridge Laid Off at CARTI

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/19/2018 12:00 am

Dr. Brad Baltz, an oncologist at CARTI, was fired last week.

Foreclosure Sale Falls Through in Walter Quinn Case

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/19/2018 12:00 am

The auction, scheduled for Feb. 8 at the Pulaski County Courthouse, was called off at the 11th hour, and the financial dispute has gone quiet.

Metro Little Rock's Luxury Units Bridge the Generation Gap

by Kyle Massey 3/19/2018 12:00 am

Millennials and young professionals who ignited the luxury apartment boom in central Arkansas are now living with people their parents' age.

Jerry Webster Sees Nothing Flat for Apartment Market

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/19/2018 12:00 am

The housing crisis of 2008 changed the market permanently, says Jerry Webster, president of Webster Corp. of Little Rock.

Grove at Pleasant Ridge Visited By $19M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 3/19/2018 12:00 am

An investment group led by Canyon View Capital of Santa Cruz, California, bought The Grove at Pleasant Ridge in west Little Rock.

George Gleason Pay Rises to $6.9M

by Lance Turner 3/16/2018 11:17 am

George Gleason, 64, chairman and chief executive officer of Little Rock's Bank of the Ozarks, received total compensation of nearly $6.9 million during 2017.

Pay for Murphy USA CEO Andrew Clyde Slips to $5.8M

by Kyle Massey 3/16/2018 10:34 am

Even as a big fourth-quarter pushed Murphy USA's full-year profits to $245 million in 2017, CEO Andrew Clyde settled for a little smaller payday last year.

Bank of the Ozarks Wants Name Change: Bank OZK

by Lance Turner 3/15/2018 03:34 pm

Publicly traded Bank of the Ozarks of Little Rock said Thursday that it wants to change its name to Bank OZK "as part of a strategic rebranding." Shareholders must approve the change, which would take effect in July.

Stock Awards Boost Comp for Simmons First Executives

by George Waldon 3/15/2018 02:44 pm

Compensation increased for two of the most highly paid executives at Pine Bluff's Simmons First National Corp.

J.B. Hunt Tweaks Timing of Annual Stock Awards for Top Execs

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 3/13/2018 02:45 pm

A change in the timing of annual stock awards resulted in smaller compensation packages for executives of J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell — at least as reflected in the firm's latest proxy statement.

Sherwood Pediatrics Plus Sold for $9.5M

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/12/2018 12:00 am

A Sherwood developmental preschool, a North Little Rock hotel, farmland in Faulkner County, a real estate trade in Conway and residential acreage in Saline County combine for this week's group of million-dollar transactions.

Annual Show Lets Newport Show Off Artists, and Itself

by Kyle Massey 3/12/2018 12:00 am

Starting next month, a resurgent downtown Newport will host events on 22 of 26 weekends, culminating in late September with Depot Days, the city's signature music festival.