Public Companies Archive

PAM Transportation Expands Dutch Auction

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/17/2015 11:52 am

PAM Transportation Services Inc. of Tontitown announced it would buy back 298,566 shares of its outstanding stock for $59 per share.

J.B. Hunt 2Q Profit Up 11 Percent

by Marty Cook 7/17/2015 11:38 am

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell on Friday reported second-quarter net income of $103.42 million, or 88 cents per share.

Wal-Mart Sees Shopping Surge for Rival Sale to Amazon

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 7/16/2015 02:39 pm

Wal-Mart says its counter-offensive against Amazon's big sale called Prime Day seemed to pay off.

Arkansas Business to Honor 2015 Best Places to Work at Sept. 16 Luncheon

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/16/2015 11:33 am

Arkansas Business will honor its 2015 Best Places to Work in Arkansas at an awards luncheon Wednesday, Sept. 16.

Home BancShares' 2Q Profit Up 19 Percent

by Lance Turner 7/16/2015 08:26 am

Home BancShares Inc. of Conway reports record quarterly profit of $33.9 million, or 50 cents per share, up 19 percent from the same quarter last year.

Tyson Foods Gives $500K for Conservation Plan

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/15/2015 10:13 am

Tyson Foods Inc. gives $500,000 to kickstart an initiative with The Nature Conservancy to develop conservation projects for rivers and streams in northwest Arkansas and southwest Missouri.

Wal-Mart Accused of Same-Sex Bias in Class-Action Lawsuit

by Associated Press 7/14/2015 11:07 am

A Massachusetts woman filed a class-action lawsuit Tuesday accusing Wal-Mart of wrongly denying employee benefits for same-sex spouses.

Bank of the Ozarks' 2Q Profit Up 69 Percent

by George Waldon 7/14/2015 09:52 am

Net income at Little Rock's Bank of the Ozarks Inc. rose 69.1 percent to $44.8 million during the second quarter. The company reported net income of $26.5 million for the same period a year ago.

Answering Amazon, Wal-Mart Plans Online Sales Day This Week

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 7/14/2015 06:57 am

The online price fight as well as the bickering is heating up between Wal-Mart and Amazon.com, and it's not even the holiday shopping season.

Comcast to Launch Streaming Video Service

by Associated Press 7/13/2015 11:41 am

Comcast, the country's largest cable company, is offering its own online video alternative as people spend fewer hours watching live TV and more time using tablets and phones for entertainment.

Wal-Mart Suppliers Grapple with 'Made in USA' Label

by Reuters 7/13/2015 11:10 am

Wal-Mart's 2015 U.S. Manufacturing Summit highlighted the challenges facing companies trying to bring manufacturing jobs back to the United States.

Bank Name Bingo (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 7/13/2015 12:00 am

Consolidation came first, but it was really the financial crisis of 2008 — or, more specifically, the expensive regulatory fallout of the crisis — that created a rush to rename banks. In the current environment, banks have to either acquire or be acquired. And banks that want to be acquirers need names that aren't too geographically specific.

Darden Restaurants Hires CFO of Wal-Mart's US Stores

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/10/2015 10:00 am

Darden Restaurants Inc. on Friday named Jeffrey Davis as its senior vice president and chief financial officer, effective July 16.

John Simone Resigns As CEO of USA Truck to Focus on Health

by Lance Turner 7/9/2015 09:25 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren said Thursday that John Simone has resigned from the CEO post to focus "on improving his health." Simone, who was being treated for lung cancer, has been on medical leave from the publicly traded trucking firm since April. The company's board named Thomas Glaser to replace him.

Home BancShares Names Brian S. Davis CFO

by Alexis Hosticka 7/8/2015 03:57 pm

Home BancShares Inc. of Conway announced that Brian S. Davis has been elected chief financial officer, treasurer and director of Home BancShares and its wholly owned subsidiary, Centennial Bank.

Acxiom Corp. Names Jeremy Allen to Lead Marketing Services

by Sean Beherec 7/8/2015 03:07 pm

Acxiom Corp. of Little Rock on Wednesday announced Jeremy Allen has been appointed president of Marketing Services.

Wal-Mart Summit Brings Together Government, Business

by Marty Cook 7/8/2015 11:48 am

U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker on Wednesday praised Wal-Mart Stores Inc. for its initiative to buy more American-made goods and support the nation's manufacturing industry. Pritzker was the keynote speaker at the opening session at the U.S. Manufacturing Summit that Wal-Mart hosted at Bentonville High School.

Wal-Mart's 'Open Call' Draws Governors, Prospective Vendors

by Marty Cook 7/7/2015 10:36 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. held its second "Open Call" with suppliers of U.S.-made products on Tuesday at the company's headquarters in Bentonville.

Simmons Bank Names New VP Chris Dunn

by Alexis Hosticka 7/6/2015 09:11 am

Chris Dunn has joined Simmons First National Corp. as executive vice president for regulatory affairs and risk strategy.

LPGA Tourney Showcases Northwest Arkansas

by Marty Cook 7/6/2015 12:00 am

The ninth edition — now officially the Wal-Mart NW Arkansas Championship Presented by P&G — was won by Na Yeon Choi on June 28 in front of large crowds, most of whom were rooting for former University of Arkansas star Stacy Lewis, who finished in a tie for third.