Public Companies Archive

SWN Sells Compressed Gas Fuel Stations in Conway, Damascus

by Kyle Massey 5/16/2016 04:38 pm

An affiliate of Southwestern Energy Co. has sold two public CNG fueling stations, one in Conway and the other in Damascus, to American Natural Gas LLC of Saratoga Springs, New York.

Jack Mullen, Paula Cholmondeley Join Board of Growing Bank of the Ozarks

by George Waldon 5/16/2016 11:38 am

At Monday's annual shareholders meeting, Chairman and CEO George Gleason also announced that a third seat would be filled by Trevor Burgess, president, CEO and founder of the $1.7 billion-asset C1 Financial Inc. of St. Petersburg, Florida.

Arkansas Trucking Firms Work To Diversify Industry

by Marty Cook 5/16/2016 12:00 am

A quick scan of boards for trucking companies based in Arkansas reveals, as one might expect, a heavy dose of white males. Changing that, executives said, is not just a matter of political correctness but also sound business.

2 Regulators OK Bank of the Ozarks' Acquisitions

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/13/2016 02:37 pm

Bank of the Ozarks Inc. of Little Rock said Friday that it has received regulatory approval for its previously announced acquisitions of Community & Southern Bank of Atlanta and C1 Financial Inc. of St. Petersburg, Florida.

Wal-Mart Shareholder Suit Over Bribery Allegations Dismissed

by Associated Press 5/13/2016 12:53 pm

A judge has dismissed a shareholder lawsuit over alleged bribery involving Wal-Mart's operations in Mexico.

AT&T Plans New Broadband Product, Touts $1B Investment Since 2012

by Sarah Campbell 5/13/2016 11:31 am

AT&T of Dallas says it has invested more than $1 billion in Arkansas wireless and wireless networks since 2012 and plans to introduce a new product, fixed wireless broadband.

Dillard's 1Q Net Income Down $32.2M

by Alexis Hosticka 5/12/2016 04:03 pm

Dillard's Inc. of Little Rock on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $77.4 million, or $2.17 per share, compared to net income of $109.6 million, or $2.66 per share, for the same quarter last year.

Tim Moore Named FleetNet VP

by Marty Cook 5/12/2016 11:11 am

Tim Moore was named vice president of roadside operations for FleetNet America, the maintenance division of ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith.

Communications Sales & Leasing Reports 1Q Earnings up From 4Q

by Sarah Campbell 5/12/2016 10:21 am

Communications Sales & Leasing of Little Rock on Thursday reported a first-quarter net income of $8 million, a gain of $800,000 from $7.2 million in the fourth quarter.

Report: US Poultry Workers Forced to Wear Diapers on Job

by Associated Press 5/12/2016 09:33 am

A report from international advocacy group Oxfam says poultry workers in the United States labor in a "climate of fear," with some forced to wear diapers on the job.

Wal-Mart Sharpens Amazon Attack With 2-Day Delivery Service

by Associated Press 5/12/2016 09:12 am

The world's largest retailer is trimming its free-shipping pilot program from three days to two for members, and cutting a dollar off the membership price, which is now $49 per year.

Wal-Mart sues Visa in Dispute Over Chip-Enabled Debit Cards

by Associated Press 5/10/2016 03:24 pm

Wal-Mart is suing Visa Inc., charging the payment network is not allowing the retail giant to let customers verify chip-enabled debit card transactions with what it believes is a more secure method: personal identification numbers.

Tyson Foods Sets July Closing for Wisconsin Pepperoni Plant

by Associated Press 5/10/2016 09:24 am

Tyson has notified the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development that the Jefferson plant will close its doors on July 9.

Net Income Up 40 Percent, Tyson Foods Raises Earnings Guidance

by Lance Turner 5/9/2016 10:06 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale on Monday reported a 40 percent increase in first-quarter net income and raised its guidance for fiscal-year earnings.

One-Time Gain Boosts Murphy USA to $86M 1Q Net Income

by Kyle Massey 5/9/2016 09:00 am

Gasoline retailer Murphy USA Inc. of El-Dorado reported first-quarter profits Monday of nearly $86 million, far over its $23 million in income from the same period last year.

Despite Individual Victories, Progress Slow For Women in Arkansas Banking

by Gwen Moritz 5/9/2016 12:00 am

For women in Arkansas' banking industry, every encouraging development seems to be matched by discouraging reality.

Desperately Seeking Ms. Right (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 5/9/2016 12:00 am

If there are 23 men who are ideally suited to serve on the boards of Simmons First National Corp. and Home BancShares Inc., surely there is more than one woman who would be equally valuable.

Inuvo Bumps Up CEO's Pay, Reports 1Q Revenue Increase

by Sarah Campbell 5/5/2016 03:22 pm

Inuvo Inc. CEO and other executive see more total compensation for 2015, according to the company's annual proxy statement. The Little Rock firm also reports 40 percent jump in first-quarter revenue.

Two AERT Executives See Total Compensation Decline

by Lance Turner 5/5/2016 01:58 pm

Two of the three named executive officers at Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies Inc. of Springdale saw their compensation packages decline from 2014 to 2015, according to the company's most recent proxy.

Wal-Mart Brings Back Greeters at the Store Door

by Associated Press 5/5/2016 01:34 pm

The nation's largest retailer says in a blog post this week that it's bringing back door greeters to a majority of its more than 5,000 stores by mid-summer to improve customer service.