Investments Archive

Bank of the Ozarks Posts Record 4Q, Yearly Net Income

by George Waldon 1/17/2017 09:56 am

Bank of the Ozarks Inc. on Tuesday announced record fourth quarter net income of $87.8 million, a 71 percent increase from quarterly net income of $51.5 million a year ago.

Block Healthcare Development Acquires 1 Arkansas Medical Office Building, 2 in Georgia

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/16/2017 01:34 pm

Block Healthcare Development LLC of Kansas City, Missouri, closes on the acquisition of three medical office buildings in Siloam Springs and in Ringgold and Tucker, Georgia.

Price-Fixing Lawsuit Triggers More Litigation Against Tyson

by Mark Friedman 1/16/2017 12:00 am

A lawsuit alleging a massive price-fixing conspiracy involving Tyson Foods Inc. and other chicken producers has sparked more litigation against the Springdale meat producer.

Are 401(k) Costs Fair? Firms Can Analyze Fees

by Gwen Moritz 1/16/2017 12:00 am

The suspicion that one's 401(k) plan might be costing more in fees than necessary has taken root in the American consciousness.

Tyson Venture Fund Looks to Future of Food

by Marty Cook 1/16/2017 12:00 am

Tyson Foods announced in early December a $150 million capital investment fund it calls Tyson New Ventures LLC to invest in innovative food companies and technologies.

Simmons, Home BancShares Set To Vault Into $10B Club

by George Waldon 1/16/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas membership in the $10 billion bank club should double by the end of September. Home BancShares Inc. and Simmons First National Corp. have two pending acquisitions that will help take them beyond $10 billion to join Arvest Bank Group Inc. and Bank of the Ozarks Inc.

Election Effect Boosts Arkansas Banks

by George Waldon 1/16/2017 12:00 am

Simmons First National Corp. and Home BancShares Inc. were among those companies enjoying sizable stock price bumps during the past two months.

Dale Cole on the Next 20 Years of First Community Bank of Batesville

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/16/2017 12:00 am

Dale Cole is the chairman and CEO of First Community Bank of Batesville, a $1.1 billion-asset lender with 18 branches in northeast Arkansas and southwest Missouri.

Executive Ranks Shuffle at Flipkart, Eyed by Wal-Mart

by Reuters 1/13/2017 10:52 am

Kalyan Krishnamurthy is named CEO of India's Flipkart, in which Wal-Mart is looking to invest between $750 million and $1 billion.

Report: Wal-Mart to Cut Hundreds of Jobs This Month

by Sruthi Ramakrishnan, Reuters 1/10/2017 03:15 pm

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville plans to cut hundreds of jobs before the end of January, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the situation.

SPONSORED: Four Ways To Fight For Progress In 2017

by 1/9/2017 08:00 am

Measured steps in certain areas of your life can lead to a better you in the coming year.

Volkswagen to Face Lawsuit by Arkansas Highway Employees Fund, Others

by David Shepardson, Reuters 1/5/2017 09:22 am

Volkswagen AG must defend an investor lawsuit filed by pension funds, including one representing Arkansas State Highway Employees, over the company's diesel emissions cheating scandal, a U.S. judge rules.

2016: The Year in Executive Q&A

by Gwen Moritz 1/2/2017 12:00 am

This week, for the third time, we offer a compilation that appeals to the universal interest in other people: all 50 of 2016's Executive Q&A features in the first issue of Arkansas Business for 2017.

Bonanza Creek Energy to File Bankruptcy

by Tracy Rucinski and Ahmed Farhatha, Reuters 12/27/2016 08:08 am

Bonanza Creek Energy Inc. and two other energy firms announced on Friday plans to file for bankruptcy in coming weeks, joining a long list of U.S. energy companies that have succumbed to a drop in oil prices.

Arkansas Investors Buy $13.6M Texas Office Building

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/23/2016 10:02 am

A group of investors affiliated with real estate investment partnership CapRocq has purchased the Parkway Commons building at 5068 W. Plano Parkway in Plano, Texas, for $13.6 million.

Incoming Tyson CEO Tom Hayes Earned $4.6M in 2016

by Marty Cook 12/23/2016 08:38 am

Incoming Tyson Foods Inc. CEO Tom Hayes earned $4.6 million in compensation from the company in 2016, according to Tyson's proxy filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Burgundy Book: Economic Outlook Better for 2017

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/21/2016 02:41 pm

Sixty-five percent of business contacts in the Little Rock zone expect local economic conditions to be better or somewhat better in 2017, according to the latest Burgundy Book.

Heartland Bank, Stung in NY Bankruptcy, Enters Agreement With Federal Reserve

by George Waldon and Gwen Moritz 12/20/2016 11:34 am

Heartland Bank of Little Rock enters a written agreement with the Federal Reserve a day after emerging as a creditor to a hedge fund that federal prosecutors have described as "Ponzi-esque." Heartland and its lead shareholder, Walter Quinn, have suffered from the collapse of the oil and gas industry.

From the Political to the Criminal: Top 10 Arkansas Business Stories of 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

In a presidential election like no other, Donald Trump proved all the naysayers wrong.

Arkansas Business Year in Review: Best & Worst of 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

High times and low moments were both enjoyed by Arkansas readers in 2016.