Public Companies Archive

ArcBest Execs See Pay Rise in 2017

by Lance Turner 3/23/2018 11:24 am

ArcBest Corp. CEO Judy McReynolds made $2.1 million in 2017, up from the $1.61 million she made in in 2016, the company reported in its annual proxy statement filed with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission.

Trump to Punish China on Trade as US Companies Fear Backlash

by Associated Press 3/22/2018 11:51 am

The Trump administration readied restrictions Thursday on Chinese investment and tariffs on nearly $50 billion worth of Chinese imports to punish Beijing for stealing American technology and pressuring U.S. companies to hand it over.

Fed Raises Key Interest Rate by A Quarter-Point

by Associated Press 3/21/2018 01:21 pm

The Federal Reserve is raising its benchmark interest rate and signaling that it is sticking with a gradual approach to rate hikes under its new chairman, Jerome Powell.

P.A.M. Executives Get Pay Boost in 2017

by Lance Turner 3/21/2018 10:33 am

Both named executive officers of P.A.M. Transportation Services Inc. of Tontitown saw their total compensation rebound last year, according to the company's proxy statement, filed Tuesday.

What's Likely as Fed Meeting Ends and Powell Takes Questions

by Associated Press 3/20/2018 10:50 am

Federal Reserve officials are meeting this week for the first time under their new chairman, Jerome Powell, whose news conference to follow is stirring high anticipation.

500 FedEx Offices Coming Soon to Walmarts Nationwide

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/20/2018 09:59 am

FedEx Office will open 500 new locations in select Walmart stores over the next two years, the company headquartered in Plano, Texas, and Walmart Inc. of Bentonville announced Tuesday.

Dollar General On March In Arkansas

by Mark Friedman 3/19/2018 12:00 am

Arkansas may be known for Walmart, but Dollar General has it outnumbered.

George Gleason Pay Rises to $6.9M

by Lance Turner 3/16/2018 11:17 am

George Gleason, 64, chairman and chief executive officer of Little Rock's Bank of the Ozarks, received total compensation of nearly $6.9 million during 2017.

Pay for Murphy USA CEO Andrew Clyde Slips to $5.8M

by Kyle Massey 3/16/2018 10:34 am

Even as a big fourth-quarter pushed Murphy USA's full-year profits to $245 million in 2017, CEO Andrew Clyde settled for a little smaller payday last year.

Bank of the Ozarks Wants Name Change: Bank OZK

by Lance Turner 3/15/2018 03:34 pm

Publicly traded Bank of the Ozarks of Little Rock said Thursday that it wants to change its name to Bank OZK "as part of a strategic rebranding." Shareholders must approve the change, which would take effect in July.

Stock Awards Boost Comp for Simmons First Executives

by George Waldon 3/15/2018 02:44 pm

Compensation increased for two of the most highly paid executives at Pine Bluff's Simmons First National Corp.

J.B. Hunt Tweaks Timing of Annual Stock Awards for Top Execs

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 3/13/2018 02:45 pm

A change in the timing of annual stock awards resulted in smaller compensation packages for executives of J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell — at least as reflected in the firm's latest proxy statement.

Arkansas' January Unemployment Rate Steady at 3.7 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/12/2018 10:02 am

Arkansas' January unemployment rate held steady at 3.7 percent.

Washington County Banks Host Big Rise in Deposits

by George Waldon 3/12/2018 12:00 am

During the past 10 years, banks have come and gone in the Washington County market, but the headcount of lenders and tally of branches has grown.

Blair Parnell Promoted by BancorpSouth to Fort Smith Market President (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/12/2018 12:00 am

Blair Parnell has been promoted to Fort Smith president of the BancorpSouth bank of Tupelo, Mississippi. Parnell will handle all banking operations in Sebastian and Crawford counties.

Where Politicians Fear to Tread (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 3/5/2018 12:00 am

A curious shift (one of many) has taken place in American politics in the past couple of years. Corporate America has begun taking the lead on political issues.

Delta Still Waits for I-69 'Game Changer'

by Marty Cook 3/5/2018 12:00 am

Delta boosters envision the construction of a 23-mile stretch of Interstate 69 opening up the fertile but economically depressed region to more business development.

Adam Mitchell Named President at Citizens Bank

by George Waldon 3/1/2018 06:55 am

Adam Mitchell of Simmons Bank joins Batesville's Citizens Bank as president and chief lending officer.

Pay Package for Allison Up 34 Percent in 2016

by George Waldon 2/28/2018 01:36 pm

Home BancShares Inc. Chairman Johnny Allison led the way for executive compensation at the $14.4 billion-asset banking concern during 2017.

Dillard's Same-Store Sales Rise; Retailer Gets Tax Boost

by Lance Turner 2/27/2018 10:59 am

Dillard's Inc. of Little Rock broke a streak of quarterly same-store declines, reporting fourth-quarter sales up 3 percent and profit up 177 percent from the same quarter last year.