Investments Archive

List of Top Stockholders in Arkansas Sees Retailers' Stock Fortunes Plummet

by Gwen Moritz 12/14/2015 12:00 am

The Waltons are in no danger of losing the top spot on Arkansas Business' annual list of the state's top stockholders, with $99 billion in just those stock holdings that they are required to disclose publicly under U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission regulations.

Stock Ownership Up as Americans Invest in Market

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/14/2015 12:00 am

Fifty-five percent of Americans are invested in the stock market, according to Gallup's annual Economics & Personal Finance Survey, conducted in April.

The Trump Dilemma (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 12/14/2015 12:00 am

Donald Trump is the front-runner for the nation's highest office among candidates from one of the two major parties. The media didn't create his popularity, but neither can it be ignored.

Architect Unveils Tech Park's Phase 1 Designs

by Mark Carter 12/10/2015 09:22 am

The Little Rock Technology Park Board Authority got the chance to visualize the fruits of its labor on Wednesday, seeing new architectural renderings of the park's first phase for the first time.

Bank of the Ozarks to Sell 2M Company Shares

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/8/2015 03:02 pm

Bank of the Ozarks Inc. of Little Rock said Tuesday that it will sell more than 2 million shares of common stock at a price of $52.42 per share — about $110 million.

$4.9 Million Judgment Filed Against Walter Quinn

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

Prosperity Bank of El Campo, Texas, filed a $4.9 million consent judgment against Quinn, a leading investor in Heartland Bank of Bryant.

Rock Creek Square Deal Totals $6.4 Million

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

Precision Equity, a Tulsa real estate investment company, has paid $6.4 million for Rock Creek Square in Little Rock.

CardioWise Fundraising Shows Heart

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

Fayetteville's CardioWise Inc., which has developed cardiac analysis software, is continuing to reach its target offering of $2 million. Its software, Multiparametric Strain Analysis, analyzes the three-dimensional motion of the heart acquired from cardiac MRI images.

Attorneys Squabble as Nursing Home Case Seeks Class-Action Status

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

On Jan. 22, Pulaski County Circuit Judge Morgan E. “Chip” Welch will conduct a status hearing in a nursing home liability case that is seeking class-action status.

Self-Employed Predominate in Agriculture, Construction

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

Self-employed Americans and those whom they hired accounted for 44 million jobs in 2014, according to the Pew Research Center.

Wal-Mart's Greg Foran No. 1 In Exec Pay At $19.5M

by Gwen Moritz 12/7/2015 12:00 am

Foran received stock awards in April 2014 for his performance as CEO of Walmart Asia and then more stock as part of a three-year performance incentive program when he was named in August 2014 to succeed Bill Simon as CEO of Walmart stores in the United States.

Car-Mart Not Sweating Short-Term Loss

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

Hank Henderson, the CEO of America's Car-Mart of Bentonville, has seen the competitive environment in the used-car financing market frustrate his company for more than three years now. Last month, Car-Mart reported a loss of $485,000 for the second quarter of fiscal 2016.

Report: Acxiom Buys Allant's Advanced Ad Business

by Lance Turner 12/4/2015 11:19 am

Multichannel News reports that Acxiom Corp. of Little Rock has purchased the advanced-advertising unit of Allant Group of Naperville, Illinois, a TV software and analytics company.

Plenty of Artists Expected in Bentonville's New Foxhole

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/30/2015 12:00 am

Fayetteville photographer Kat Wilson and Emily Lawson are opening a new coffee shop/bar, the Foxhole, on the first floor of the new Thrive Building, a residential complex on A Street in downtown Bentonville, in what's being called the city's Arts District.

Emerging Leaders Initiative Sees First Graduation Class

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/30/2015 12:00 am

The Emerging Leaders Initiative from the U.S. Small Business Administration, made its debut in Arkansas this fall and flew very much under the radar. It recently graduated its first class.

Death and Taxes (Richard Bell Expert Advice)

by Richard Bell 11/30/2015 12:00 am

As the old saying goes, the only two things that are certain are death and taxes. However uncomfortable these subjects are, it is worth noting that with careful thought and the help of your CPA some of the discomfort can be removed.

Hot Springs Condo Fray Entering Ninth Year

by Mark Friedman 11/30/2015 12:00 am

A bitter dispute between Hot Springs developer Michael Tankersley and former investor Evelin Hampton dates back to 2007 and doesn't look like it's ending anytime soon.

KUAR Planning Cuba Trip for Listeners

by Mark Carter 11/30/2015 12:00 am

Public radio station KUAR is partnering with Collette Travel to bring listeners and “other curious-minded folks” to Cuba, recently opened officially to American travel, next summer.

Corporate Welfare Hurts Arkansas Workforce (Jacob Bundrick Commentary)

by Jacob C. Bundrick 11/30/2015 12:00 am

A region's workforce is vital to economic growth. Yet with such a consensus about the importance of the workforce, it is incredible to find that Arkansas has a shortage of qualified, skilled job applicants.

SBA Loans in Arkansas Increase 111 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/23/2015 03:05 pm

Arkansas' performance exceeded the national average and includes a 34 percent increase in numbers of loans, the SBA said.