Public Companies Archive

America's Car-Mart 1Q Income Up 54 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/18/2016 04:12 pm

America's Car-Mart Inc. of Bentonville reports income of $7.1 million, up from $4.6 million in the same quarter a year ago.

Pinnacle Foods to Add New Line, 25 Jobs at Fayetteville Site

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/18/2016 03:59 pm

Pinnacle Foods Inc. plans to expand its food manufacturing plant in Fayetteville by adding a new brand line called EVOL.

Mike Malone Stepping Down As Northwest Arkansas Council CEO

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/18/2016 03:41 pm

Mike Malone announced he will leave the Northwest Arkansas Council where he has served as president and CEO of the nonprofit since 2006.

SPONSORED: New Regulations Affect Trustees Of Retirement Plans

by 8/17/2016 08:29 am

A retirement plan review with experts can reduce risk and maximize benefit to employees.

Disasters, Low Oil Prices, Shale Cause $6.4B Loss at BHP Billiton

by Lance Turner 8/16/2016 10:39 am

Battered by a devastating dam disaster in Brazil, low commodity prices and losses in shale holdings – including operations in Arkansas – mining giant BHP Billiton posted a record $6.4 billion annual loss on Tuesday.

Arkansas Employers Help With Retirement Advice, Tools

by Marty Cook 8/15/2016 12:00 am

David George doesn't apologize for using scare tactics when he gives seminars at part of the Investor Education Program for the Arkansas Securities Department.

New Public Company Debuts in State: Ecoark

by Sarah Campbell 8/15/2016 12:00 am

The merger in March of Ecoark Inc. of Rogers with Magnolia Solar Corp. of Woburn, Massachusetts, resulted in a new name on the roster of publicly traded companies in Arkansas: Ecoark Holdings Inc. of Rogers.

Power and Pain of Consensus (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 8/15/2016 12:00 am

Mainstream, action-oriented leadership thinkers tend to hate the idea of consensus, opting instead for rapid-fire, quick-decision meetings. The efficiency of pushing quickly for a clear path forward is hard to resist; however, it often steps over or forces underground the kind of resistance that will kill a new idea or initiative — but usually not until most of the time and money are spent.

Unemployment Rates in Arkansas Cities Vary Widely

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/15/2016 12:00 am

Unemployment rates rose slightly in Arkansas metro areas in June, but rates are still lower than a year ago, notes Michael Pakko, chief economist at the Institute for Economic Advancement at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Dillard's Same-Store Sales Down 5 Percent, Net Income Down 59 Percent

by Lance Turner 8/11/2016 03:31 pm

Dillard's Inc. of Little Rock reports another tough quarter marked by declining sale-store sales and net income. "The challenges facing apparel retailers continued through the second quarter, and our poor results reflect this," CEO William Dillard says.

CS&L Swings to 2Q Loss

by Lance Turner 8/11/2016 10:31 am

Communications Sales & Leasing Inc. of Little Rock reports a $1.5 million second-quarter loss as it closes one acquisition and prepares to take on another. Revenue was a $188.6 million, up 46 percent from the same quarter last year.

Murphy Oil Gains Access to $1.2B in Revolving Credit

by Kyle Massey 8/10/2016 08:09 am

Murphy Oil Corp., the El Dorado petroleum exploration and production giant, says it has commitments from its bankers and new lenders for $1.2 billion in revolving credit.

Tyson Foods 3Q Net Income Up 41 Percent

by Marty Cook 8/8/2016 07:12 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale reports third-quarter net income of $484 million, up 41 percent from the same quarter last year, and raises earnings estimates for the fiscal year.

Ten Arkansas Business Icons Have Stories to Tell

by Gwen Moritz 8/8/2016 12:00 am

Arkansas Business presents these ten Arkansas business icons as a way to acquaint readers with the personalities behind some of the most familiar names in our state's business community.

What's Your Legacy? (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 8/8/2016 12:00 am

Even among Arkansas Business' largely affluent readers, few have the resources to make million-dollar donations, but many of our readers are business owners and employers, and every job they provide supports an individual or a family.

J.B. Hunt's Shelley Simpson on Keeping Lanes Open for Diversity

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/8/2016 12:00 am

In addition to serving as CMO and EVP of J.B. Hunt Transport Services of Lowell, Shelley Simpson, 44, is president of the company's Truckload and Integrated Capacity Solutions divisions.

Acxiom Reports 1Q Earnings, Agrees to Sell Impact Email for $22M

by Sarah Campbell 8/4/2016 04:30 pm

Acxiom Corp. of Little Rock on Thursday swung back from a $3 million loss last year to report a first-quarter profit of $8 million, and announced that it has agreed to sell its Impact email business to Zeta Interactive of New York City for $22 million.

Michelle Gloeckler Leaves Wal-Mart to Join to Academy Sports

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/4/2016 12:13 pm

Michelle Gloeckler is leaving Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville at the end of August to become chief merchandising officer of Academy Sports + Outdoors of Katy, Texas.

Windstream Holdings Reports $1.5M in 2Q Net Income

by Sarah Campbell 8/4/2016 07:05 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock swung from a $111 million second-quarter loss last year to a $1.5 million profit, the publicly traded telecommunications firm reported Thursday.

Murphy Oil Corp. Lowers Quarterly Dividend to 25 Cents a Share

by Kyle Massey 8/3/2016 04:17 pm

The oil exploration and production giant, based in El Dorado, calls the dividend cut a "difficult but prudent" decision.