Investments Archive

Everyone Needs a Little Nudge (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 10/16/2017 12:00 am

Richard Thaler was already a rock star among economists before he was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences last week.

Bank of the Ozarks 3Q Profit Up 26 Percent

by George Waldon 10/11/2017 08:24 am

Bank of the Ozarks this morning announced record profits of $96 million for the third quarter. The performance topped last year's third quarter net income of $76 million by 26.3 percent.

Even With Lien Lifted, Lawyers Still Squabble Over Quapaw House

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/9/2017 12:00 am

Former law partners Scott Poynter and John Emerson continue to fight in court over liens and loans tied to 1887 Rozelle-Murphy House.

Virco Expands Conway Holdings with $7.2 Million Deal

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/9/2017 12:00 am

A Conway furniture plant, a car wash-auto service combo in west Little Rock and a future tear-down in Little Rock's Heights neighborhood form this week's trio of big real estate transactions.

Bank of the Ozarks Move Slices Reporting Obligations to Fed

by George Waldon 10/9/2017 12:00 am

When Bank of the Ozarks absorbed its parent company in June, the $20 billion-asset lender shed itself of two regulators.

Median Household Income Rises 5.6 Percent in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/9/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and West Virginia had the lowest median household incomes for 2016.

Arvest Again Tops List of Largest Banks in Arkansas

by Gwen Moritz 10/9/2017 12:00 am

Total deposits in the state rose to almost $64.2 billion even as the number of separate bank charters and branch locations continued to decline.

Signature Bank's Gary Head on Putting a Postive Stamp on Community Commerce

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/9/2017 12:00 am

Gary Head, 57, is chairman, president and CEO of Signature Bank of Arkansas, which he and fellow investors started in 2005 after raising $44 million in startup capital.

Bank of McCrory Purchase Carries Price of $9.5 Million

by George Waldon 10/9/2017 12:00 am

The $79 million-asset Bank of McCrory will be merged into First National Bank of Wynne. The combination will boost First National's total assets to more than $358 million.

Lasiter Group Announces New SoMa Development

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/6/2017 03:21 pm

The Lasiter Group of Little Rock announced Friday plans for its newest multifamily development, the Villa View at SoMa, in the 1300 Block of Scott Street in Little Rock.

In-State Bank Deposits Grow by 5.6 Percent, Beating National Rate

by Gwen Moritz 10/3/2017 11:20 am

Arkansas bank deposits grew by 5.6 percent in the year that ended June 30, beating the national growth rate of 4.6 percent.

Financial Services Firm Merge, Eye Expansion In Arkansas

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 10/2/2017 10:07 am

The Partners Group of Memphis recently merged with Capital Financial Group of Nashville to form a new company that will operate as Capital Financial Group, which has a presence in Little Rock and is eyeing expansion in Arkansas.

As State Looks for Banks, Big Names Poised to Enter Medical Marijuana Industry

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/2/2017 12:00 am

If at least one Arkansas bank doesn't step up to the plate by Dec. 1, legislators will look for another option to protect the state from the dangers of an all-cash industry.

Toronto Company Buys More Apartment Properties in Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/2/2017 12:00 am

Two apartment projects in Little Rock and one in North Little Rock along with a grand home and medical office space in west Little Rock form this week's quintet of million-dollar transactions.

Delta Plastics Steps Up (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 10/2/2017 12:00 am

We were pleased last week to learn that Delta Plastics of Little Rock will be the new sponsor of the Arkansas Governor's Cup Collegiate Business Plan Competition.

WLR Automotive Property Bears $4M Price Tag (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 10/2/2017 12:00 am

An affiliate of Luther Automotive Group of St. Louis Park, Minnesota, acquired the 12.56-acre tract on the west side of Col. Glenn Plaza Loop across from Steve Landers Chrysler Jeep Ram.

Tyson Foods Raises Fiscal Year Guidance, Will Cut 450 Jobs

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/28/2017 03:35 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale, citing strong performance in its beef segment, raised its fiscal year guidance but also said it would cut 450 jobs as it integrates AdvancePierre Foods, which it purchased earlier this year.

David Sanders Named Director of Innovate Arkansas

by Lance Turner 9/28/2017 10:16 am

Winrock International names David Sanders director of Innovate Arkansas, the statewide initiative that helps scale Arkansas technology ventures.

Tyson Foods Pays $2.5M in Fish Kill Plea Deal

by Lance Turner 9/27/2017 01:39 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale signs off on a $2.5 million plea agreement related to a pair of Clean Water Act violations at its processing plant in Monett, Missouri.

SpotRight Raises $6.75M in Recent Funding Round

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/27/2017 11:01 am

SpotRight Inc. of Little Rock, an audience insights and targeting platform for brands and agencies, raises $6.75 million in a combination equity and debt funding round.