Public Companies Archive

Wal-Mart Beats 4Q Profit Forecasts

by Associated Press 2/19/2015 07:50 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reports fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $4.97 billion.

Feds Say Wal-Mart Was Biased Against Lesbians

by Associated Press 2/18/2015 05:44 pm

A federal agency says Wal-Mart discriminated against a lesbian employee who sought health coverage for her ailing wife and has ordered "a just resolution" for violating her civil rights.

3Q Profit at America's Car-Mart Rises to $7.5M

by Marty Cook 2/18/2015 05:38 pm

America's Car-Mart Inc. of Bentonville reported third-quarter earnings of $7.5 million in fiscal 2015, an increase from $1.5 million from the same quarter in 2014.

Wal-Mart Driver Appeals in Bid to Delay Tracy Morgan Crash Lawsuit

by Associated Press 2/18/2015 09:42 am

A Wal-Mart driver involved in a highway crash that killed a comic and severely injured actor-comedian Tracy Morgan has asked a judge to reconsider her decision not to delay Morgan's lawsuit against the company.

Mexico, Wal-Mart Act to Improve Farmworkers' Lives

by Associated Press 2/16/2015 11:09 am

Wal-Mart, meanwhile, separately announced that it was reminding its in-house buyers to purchase produce only from farms that meet its standards of adequate treatment of workers

ABF Freight Remains Unmoved in Relocation

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/16/2015 12:00 am

Last summer, ABF Freight, a subsidiary of ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith, received a $4 million grant from a Memphis-area economic development group to relocate in Memphis. ArcBest, through affiliate Transport Realty Inc., bought two properties totaling 13.55 acres at the proposed relocation site for about $600,000 in 2014.

UA to Induct 4 Into Business Hall of Fame Tonight

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/13/2015 11:21 am

The Sam Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas will induct four into its Business Hall of Fame at a ceremony tonight at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.

Simmons First Gets Approval for 2 Acquisitions

by Gwen Moritz 2/12/2015 04:00 pm

The Federal Reserve has approved two previously announced acquisitions by Simmons First National Corp., the publicly traded bank holding company revealed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission on Thursday.

Windstream Names Kenny Gunderman CEO of REIT Spinoff

by Sean Beherec 2/12/2015 02:11 pm

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock has appointed Kenny Gunderman to lead the real estate investment trust company. The position had been vacant since the resignation of Windstream's first CEO, Jeff Gardner, who was replaced by Tony Thomas, the appointed CEO of the REIT spinoff.

P.A.M. Transportation 4Q Earnings Up 62 Percent

by Lance Turner 2/11/2015 10:00 am

P.A.M. Transportation Services Inc. of Tontitown on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $2.1 million, up 62 percent from the same quarter last year, to close what its chief executive called a "satisfying year."

USA Truck Swings to Profit in 4Q, Caps 'Transformative' Year

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/11/2015 07:17 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren on Wednesday reported a fourth-quarter profit of $4.2 million, up from a $4.6 million loss in the same quarter last year.

Attorney Marshall Ney Switches From Mitchell Williams to Friday Eldredge & Clark

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/9/2015 12:00 am

Marshall S. Ney, who had been with the Mitchell Williams Selig Gates & Woodyard PLLC firm of Little Rock off and on for about 20 years, started working at the Roger's office of Friday Eldredge & Clark LLP in December.

Gander Mountain Sale Peaks Recent Million-Dollar Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/9/2015 12:00 am

Retail, residential and multifamily all were represented in this installment of seven-digit real estate transactions in Pulaski County.

Windstream Appoints Joseph Harding to Senior Roles

by Sean Beherec 2/5/2015 08:27 am

Joseph Harding has been named executive vice president and enterprise chief marketing officer for the company.

Murphy USA Earnings Jump in 4Q

by Sean Beherec 2/4/2015 05:17 pm

Murphy USA Inc. of El Dorado reported income from continuing operations of $98.3 million in 4Q on revenue of $3.61 billion.

Acxiom 3Q Earnings Down 72 Percent

by Lance Turner 2/4/2015 03:37 pm

Acxiom Corp. of Little Rock reports a 72 percent decline in third-quarter net income as the data and software services firm exits one part of business and ramps up another.

Wal-Mart Driver Loses Bid to Delay Tracy Morgan Crash Lawsuit

by Associated Press 2/4/2015 01:27 pm

A federal judge has ruled against a Wal-Mart driver involved in a crash that killed a comic and severely injured actor-comedian Tracy Morgan and several others.

ArcBest 4Q Profit Up 41 Percent

by Marty Cook 2/4/2015 06:54 am

ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith on Wednesday reported fourth quarter net income of $14.5 million, up 41 percent from the same time last year.

Benefit Bank Transaction Set At $32M

by George Waldon 2/2/2015 12:00 am

The proposed sale of Fort Smith's Benefit Bank represents a cash transaction of nearly $32.2 million. Ironhorse Financial Group Inc. of Muskogee, Oklahoma, intends to merge the $195 million-asset lender into its Armstrong Bank, which operates 17 full-service locations in eastern and northern Oklahoma.

With Hillshire Under Its Wing, Tyson Foods' 1Q Sales, Profit Rise

by Marty Cook 1/30/2015 07:48 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale on Friday reported first-quarter net income of $309 million, up 22 percent from $252 million in the same quarter last year.