Investments Archive

Murphy USA CEO Andrew Clyde Sees Pay Boost in 2015

by Kyle Massey 3/17/2016 11:00 am

Stock awards lifted the pay of Murphy USA Inc. CEO Andrew Clyde in 2015, raising his total compensation to $5.6 million, about a half-million dollars more than he earned in 2014.

Proxy Shows Compensation Boost for George Makris in 2015

by George Waldon 3/17/2016 10:49 am

The annual compensation of the top executive at Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff doubled last year, according to the company's proxy statement, filed Monday.

Challenges for Dillard's, and Others at the Mall

by Mark Friedman 3/14/2016 12:00 am

Dillard's Inc. has had some tough times lately. The Little Rock retail chain's stock price, which peaked above $140 last April, was trading in the high $80s last week — having rebounded from $61 in early January.

Arkansas Surgical Hospital Registers $56.6 Million Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 3/14/2016 12:00 am

Broadstone Ash Arkansas LLC, an affiliate of Broadstone Real Estate of Rochester, New York, bought the Arkansas Surgical Hospital at 5201 Northshore Drive.

J.B. Hunt Executives See Salaries Rise in 2015

by Marty Cook 3/11/2016 09:03 am

John Roberts III, president and CEO of J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell, earned $1 million more in 2015 than he did in 2014.

ArcBest CEO Judy McReynolds Got $2.3M in Compensation in 2015

by Marty Cook 3/10/2016 11:49 am

ArcBest Corp. CEO Judy McReynolds made $2.26 million in 2015, down slightly from the $2.3 million she made in 2014, the company reported in its annual proxy statement filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Stock Awards Help Boost Pay for 2 at Home BancShares

by Lance Turner 3/10/2016 11:17 am

An increase in stock awards helped boost total compensation for a pair of executives at Home BancShares Inc. of Conway, according to the firm's annual proxy statement filed March 4.

Fayetteville Company Raising Funds for Hair Loss Treatment

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/7/2016 12:00 am

BiologicsMD Inc. raised $400,000 so far, according to its Feb. 8 filing at the U.S Securities & Exchange Commission.

Nelson Design of Jonesboro Turns to Bankruptcy for Help

by Mark Friedman 3/7/2016 12:00 am

In 2006, Michael Nelson decided at the worst possible time to borrow $2 million to expand his house design business. Within months, the housing market came to halt as the country entered the Great Recession.

Spartan Logistics Puts Its Money on Fort Smith

by Marty Cook 3/7/2016 12:00 am

In the past 18 months, Spartan Logistics of Columbus, Ohio, says it has invested approximately $20 million to buy and renovate more than 1 million SF of Fort Smith warehouse space.

John James Reacquires Scrub Shopper

by Marty Cook 3/4/2016 01:12 pm

John James, founder of Hayseed Ventures, bought one of his original business creations Scrub Shopper for "a seven-figure amount."

You Can Make Nominations Now for Arkansas Business 40 Under 40

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/4/2016 07:00 am

For the 23rd consecutive year, Arkansas Business is seeking nominations for its 40 Under 40 program, which recognizes 40 professionals under the age of 40 who excel in their profession and are leaving their mark on the Arkansas business and nonprofit community.

Bank of the Ozarks Aims to Add 2 to Board of Directors

by George Waldon 3/1/2016 11:37 am

Two new members are nominated to join the board of directors at Little Rock's Bank of the Ozarks Inc.

M&M Cleanup Company Meets Messy End

by Mark Friedman 2/29/2016 12:00 am

Instead of soaring under new ownership, M&M Environmental Group, which provided environmental services to the oil and gas industries, went into a tailspin. So did the relationship between McFadin and the Omega Group; eventually the two sides deadlocked on whether to file for bankruptcy protection late last year.

Arkansas Colleges Live With Legacy of 1942 Vote

by Gwen Moritz 2/29/2016 12:00 am

Placed on the statewide ballot by petition and adopted on Nov. 3, 1942, Amendment 33 insulated institutes of higher education and “all charitable, penal or correctional institutions” from the whims and provincialism of politicians.

Scooter Stuart's Fall Still Feeds Litigation

by George Waldon 2/29/2016 12:00 am

Only a handful of lawsuits that erupted from the upheaval at One Bank & Trust continue to wind through the court system.

FIS FinTech Set To Start at Venture Center

by Mark Carter 2/29/2016 12:00 am

This spring, global banking technology services provider FIS will kick off its first fintech startup accelerator program in partnership with the Venture Center in downtown Little Rock.

Windstream Swings to Profit in 4Q, Fiscal Year

by Lance Turner 2/25/2016 11:11 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock goes from a loss to a $140.5 million profit in the fourth quarter, and its fiscal 2015 earnings also returned to the black, as the company plans "multiple paths" to shareholder value this year. "Our year-end results reflect the strength and potential of our business and were in-line with our 2015 guidance," President and CEO Tony Thomas said.

Fayetteville's WattGlass Receives $746K to Develop Nano-Coating Technology

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/22/2016 11:14 am

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $746,366 grant to Fayetteville's WattGlass to further develop a University of Arkansas patent-pending coating technology that makes glass anti-reflective, self-cleaning and highly transparent.

Pair of Fox Ridge Centers Buys Total $46.6 Million

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/22/2016 12:00 am

A pair of assisted living centers, a pair of apartments, a fast-food eatery and an office-warehouse project provide a six-pack of multimillion-dollar transactions in Pulaski County.