Public Companies Archive

ConAgra Transformation Continues, Spins Off Lamb Weston

by Associated Press 11/18/2015 07:41 am

ConAgra is spinning off its frozen potatoes business in an ongoing effort to intensify its focus on key name brand foods.

Tyson Foods Recalls Chicken Wings on Complaints They Smelled Bad

by Associated Press 11/17/2015 03:41 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. is recalling more than 52,000 pounds of chicken wings after customers complained that they had a bad odor.

Wal-Mart Beats 3Q Profit Forecasts

by Associated Press 11/17/2015 06:45 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville reported improved customer traffic and an uptick in a key sales figure during the third quarter, even as a stronger dollar pressured its performance overseas.

Berkshire Hathaway Reduces Goldman Sachs, Wal-Mart Stakes

by Associated Press 11/16/2015 09:56 am

Investor Warren Buffett's company sold some of its Goldman Sachs and Wal-Mart shares during the third quarter, and made several smaller changes to its stock portfolio.

Dillard's 3Q Net Income Down 17 Percent; Same-Store Sales Down 4 Percent

by Lance Turner 11/16/2015 07:22 am

Dillard's Inc. of Little Rock is the latest retailer to report disappointing earnings ahead of the holiday shopping season. Shares ended the day down 6 percent.

Retail Construction Projects Fall in Arkansas

by Mark Friedman 11/16/2015 12:00 am

Even though fewer retail projects are under construction in Arkansas this year compared with last, retail developers aren't worried. They're busy working on retail projects for next year.

Philip Taldo Says Private Development Fuels Springdale's Revitalization

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/16/2015 12:00 am

Philip Taldo, the co-owner of Weichert Realtors-The Griffin Co. and president of One Springdale, a development company, and Partners Construction, talks to Arkansas Business about efforts to revitalize downtown Springdale, a city to which he has strong ties.

JC Penney Reports Loss, Sales Growth, But Shares Skid

by Associated Press 11/13/2015 11:27 am

J.C. Penney reported stronger-than-expected sales for the third-quarter, but the department store operator's failure to raise its forecast for the year appeared to add to worries that the holiday shopping season could turn out to be a dud.

Stocks Set to End Winning Streak as Retail Gets Slammed

by Associated Press 11/13/2015 11:15 am

Sharp declines in retailers are dragging stocks lower as the market heads for its first losing week after six straight weeks of gains.

Windstream Spinoff CS&L Reports 3Q Net Income of $9.4M

by Alexis Hosticka 11/13/2015 09:24 am

Communications Sales & Leasing Inc. of Little Rock reports third-quarter net income of $9.4 million, or 6 cents per share.

Acxiom Appoints Terilyn Monroe Chief People and Culture Officer

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/12/2015 08:53 am

Terilyn Monroe was appointed Tuesday as Acxiom's new Chief People and Culture Officer and Senior Vice President of Human Resources.

Wal-Mart Syncs Black Friday Deals Online And In Store

by Associated Press 11/12/2015 06:50 am

Wal-Mart Stores says it is offering most of the same Black Friday "doorbuster" deals online and in stores for the first time and giving online shoppers an early jump on the sales.

Windstream Aims to Further Monetize Current Customers

by Alexis Hosticka 11/11/2015 03:54 pm

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock will focus on growing current customer relationships and increasing sales to those customers in the coming year, according to President and CEO Tony Thomas.

Macy's 3Q: A Glimpse of What's to Come This Holiday Season?

by Associated Press 11/11/2015 11:53 am

The opening of the retail earnings seasons began ominously with Macy's, which dragged shares of almost every retailer sharply lower Wednesday.

Wal-Mart VP: Human Resources Management Evolves With Technology

by Marty Cook 11/11/2015 09:50 am

Managing human resources, like just about every other facet of running a business, has changed with and because of technology.

Bank of the Ozarks Buys C1 Financial of Florida in $402M Deal

by Lance Turner and George Waldon 11/10/2015 07:14 am

Bank of the Ozarks Inc. of Little Rock said late Monday that it has purchased C1 Financial Inc. of St. Petersburg, Florida, and its wholly owned bank subsidiary, C1 Bank, in all-stock deal worth $402.5 million.

Weyerhaeuser Buys Plum Creek in $8.44B Timber Deal

by Associated Press 11/9/2015 08:08 am

Weyerhaeuser Co. is buying Plum Creek Timber Co. for $8.44 billion to form what is expected to be one of the world's biggest timberland and forest products companies.

With No Pending Acquisitions, Simmons Execs Enjoy Bank Holiday

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/9/2015 12:00 am

With no bank conversions on the docket, Simmons First National executives are taking a quick breather.

Better Fuel Margins Aid Murphy USA 3Q Profit

by Lance Turner 11/5/2015 10:10 am

Murphy USA Inc. of El Dorado on Wednesday reported a slight decline in third-quarter net income, but income from continuing operations rose in part on better margins on retail fuel sales.

Windstream Reports $7.2M Net Loss, Plans to Sell CSAL Stake

by Alexis Hosticka 11/5/2015 09:25 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock reports a third quarter net loss of $7.2 million compared to a net profit of $8 million or seven cents per share in the same quarter last year.