Public Companies Archive

Inaugural Inductees Honored at Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame

by Alexis Hosticka 8/28/2015 09:12 am

The new Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame inducted its first members, 11 women and one group, during a ceremony Thursday night at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.

McDonald's, Tyson Foods Cut Ties with Farmer Tied to Abuse Video

by Associated Press 8/27/2015 11:58 am

McDonald's and its supplier Tyson Foods say they've cut ties with a chicken farmer after an advocacy group released a video taken with a hidden camera that the group said showed abusive practices at its farm.

Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame to Honor First Inductees

by Alexis Hosticka 8/27/2015 10:12 am

The Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame will celebrate its inaugural class of inductees at a ceremony Thursday evening at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.

Christmas in August: Wal-Mart's Holiday Layaway Comes Early

by Associated Press 8/27/2015 07:45 am

Wal-Mart is giving customers a head start on holiday shopping, launching its annual layaway program two weeks earlier than last year.

Wal-Mart to Stop Selling AR-15s and Similar Weapons

by Claudia Lauer, The Associated Press 8/26/2015 01:33 pm

Wal-Mart says it will stop selling the AR-15 and other semi-automatic weapons at its stores because fewer people are buying them.

Jeff Gardner Has New Job, Named CEO of Monitronics International

by Gwen Moritz 8/25/2015 04:46 pm

The former CEO of Windstream Holdings has been named CEO of Monitronics International, the home security alarm monitoring company based in Dallas.

Wal-Mart Makes $25M Commitment as Katrina Anniversary Nears

by Associated Press 8/25/2015 02:08 pm

With the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaching, Wal-Mart is announcing a $25 million, five-year commitment to support disaster recovery efforts around the world.

US Stocks Pare Losses after 1,000-Point Dow Plunge

by Associated Press 8/24/2015 11:27 am

Though the Dow's declines eased significantly as the morning went on, it sent a shiver of fear through Americans with retirement accounts or saving to buy a home that the bull market is over.

Belk to Sell Itself, Go Private in $3B Deal

by Associated Press 8/24/2015 10:47 am

Department store chain Belk Inc. says it has agreed to sell itself to New York-based private equity firm Sycamore Partners and go private in a deal that it valued at about $3 billion.

Weis Says Decision To Leave USA Truck His To Make

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/24/2015 12:00 am

Former USA Truck executive Burton Weis said it was his decision to resign from the Van Buren trucking company and he hoped to stay in northwest Arkansas with his next job.

CORRECTED: Car-Mart's Quarterly Earnings Off

by Marty Cook 8/21/2015 10:45 am

America's Car-Mart Inc. of Bentonville reported a significant drop in earnings for the first quarter of 2016 that CEO Hank Henderson said was mostly the result of the company's "lack of consistent blocking and tackling." Car-Mart's income for the quarter was up 12 percent but revenue dropped from $7.2 million to $4.6 million.

Dillard's Reports 16.7 Percent Dividend Increase

by Alexis Hosticka 8/20/2015 03:28 pm

Dillard's, Inc. of Little Rock announced Thursday a 7 cents per share quarterly dividend, a 16.7 percent increase from the prior dividend of 6 cents per share per quarter.

AP Analysis: No Pain, No Gain for Stores Chasing Fickle Shoppers

by Anne D'Innocenzio, AP Retail Writer 8/18/2015 01:29 pm

Wal-Mart's second-quarter earnings report showed its investments in its workers and its efforts to overhaul the store experience are dragging down profits more than it expected. The comforting news for Wal-Mart's shareholders: the efforts are perking up sales and traffic at its U.S. namesake stores.

Wal-Mart Cuts Earnings; Reports 2Q Drop

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/18/2015 07:02 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville cut its earnings outlook early Tuesday, reporting an 11.4 percent drop in second-quarter profit.

David Bartlett to Retire from Simmons; Ledbetter, Others Promoted

by Gwen Moritz 8/17/2015 11:54 am

David Bartlett will retire in January as president of Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff, and Barry Ledbetter will assume his duties as chief banking officer of Simmons First National Bank.

Tyson Closing Iowa Beef Plant

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/14/2015 04:12 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale announced Friday it was closing a beef production plant in Denison, Iowa, that would affect 400 employees.

Jeremy Allen Resigns From Acxiom's Marketing Services Division

by Lance Turner 8/13/2015 03:56 pm

Acxiom Corp. of Little Rock said Thursday that Jeremy Allen has resigned as president of Marketing Services, effective immediately.

Windstream Spinoff Reports $8.3M in Income, $128.7M in Sales

by Lance Turner 8/13/2015 07:08 am

Communications Sales & Leasing Inc. of Little Rock issued its first quarterly earnings report on Thursday, showing $8.3 million in net income and revenue of $128.7 million.

Dillard's 2Q Net Down 13 Percent, Same-Store Sales Up 1 Percent

by Lance Turner 8/13/2015 06:47 am

Dillard's Inc. of Little Rock on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $29.9 million, or 75 cents per share, down 13 percent from $34.5 million, or 80 cents per share, in the same quarter last year.

NTSB Blames Driver Fatigue for Wal-Mart Truck Crash That Injured Tracy Morgan

by Associated Press 8/11/2015 11:26 am

The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday blamed a fatigued Wal-Mart truck driver for a highway crash last year that severely injured comedian Tracy Morgan and killed another comedian.