Public Companies Archive

Simmons Bank Gives $2.5M to UAPB for Athletics

by Lance Turner 5/22/2018 11:44 am

Simmons First National Corp. CEO George Makris this morning announced a $2.5 million donation to the athletics program at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

Car-Mart's Quarterly, Yearly Income Up

by Marty Cook 5/22/2018 09:23 am

America's Car-Mart Inc. of Bentonville reported increases in fourth-quarter and annual revenue and income Monday for fiscal year 2018.

Walmart Atop Fortune 500 List for 6th Straight Year

by Lance Turner 5/21/2018 11:36 am

Fortune magazine has published its 64th annual Fortune 500 list of the country's biggest companies, and Walmart Inc. of Bentonville ranks No. 1 for the sixth consecutive year.

Bank of the Ozarks Plans Expansion in Ozark

by Associated Press 5/21/2018 09:21 am

George Gleason could have decided to put a new operations center for Bank of the Ozarks in many cities, from New York to California, and Texas or Florida.

Hot Trailer Touches Off PAM Transport Lawsuit

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/21/2018 12:00 am

PAM Transport Inc. of Tontitown is seeking to recoup money for a trailer that was stolen and later caught on fire.

Arkansas Sees 1.1 Percent Increase in GDP

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/21/2018 12:00 am

Real gross domestic product grew in 47 states and the District of Columbia in 2017, averaging 2.1 percent nationally, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Dillard's Touts Shareholder Returns at Annual Meeting

by Mark Friedman 5/19/2018 11:29 am

Between 2007-17, Dillard's Inc. has done more than $3 billion in dividends and stock buybacks, CEO William Dillard II said Saturday.

Dillard's 1Q Net Income Up 21 Percent, Same-Store Sales Up 2 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/17/2018 06:53 am

Dillard's Inc. of Little Rock on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $80.5 million, up 21 percent from the $66.3 million it reported in the same quarter last year. Same-store sales rose 2 percent.

Acxiom Reports Profit And Revenue Up For Year, 4Q

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 5/16/2018 04:10 pm

Acxiom Corp. of Conway reports a profit of $23.5 million for fiscal 2018, up from $4.1 million in 2017.

Simmons Bank Names Franklin Shirrell Chief Retail Officer

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/15/2018 10:57 am

Simmons Bank names Franklin Shirrell of Southlake, Texas, chief retail officer.

Tyson Foods Buys American Proteins, AMPRO Assets for $850M

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/15/2018 08:33 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale said Tuesday that it will pay about $850 million for the poultry rendering and blending assets of American Proteins Inc. and AMPRO Products Inc.

NAFTA Talks Don't Panic PAM Transport

by Marty Cook 5/14/2018 12:00 am

Trade with Mexico fuels profit, but CEO Dan Cushman says his carrier can cope.

Help Wanted, Desperately, Behind the Wheel

by Kyle Massey 5/14/2018 12:00 am

Butch Rice, the president and CEO of Stallion Transportation Group of Beebe, has been preaching about the driver shortage for years. But it's growing worse, he says.

Anatomy of a Leak (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 5/14/2018 12:00 am

A Trump voter of my acquaintance referred to Michael Avenatti as “that idiot attorney for Stormy Daniels.” May all of us be represented by such idiots.

ArcBest Corp. Swings to Profit in 1Q

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/11/2018 11:25 am

ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith reports improved results in the first quarter compared to the same time last year, boosted by strong demand and a lower corporate income tax.

With Prices Up, Jenkins Likes Murphy's Position but Plans No Dividend Hike

by Kyle Massey 5/8/2018 09:49 am

As crude oil prices topped $70 a barrel this week, Murphy Oil CEO Roger Jenkins told industry analysts not to expect an increased dividend anytime soon.

Tyson Foods Profit Down 7 Percent, Company Expects Record Year

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/7/2018 10:12 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale reports second-quarter net income attributable to Tyson of $315 million, down 7 percent from the $340 million it reported last year.

'Science Bob' May Be Blast at Arkansas Trucking Association Conference

by Marty Cook 5/7/2018 12:00 am

The organization is holding its annual conference May 16-17 at the Hot Springs Convention Center. Its featured speaker this year is Bob Pflugfelder, better known to “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” viewers as “Science Bob.”

Waste, Fraud and Abuse (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 5/7/2018 12:00 am

Here's a little mantra I'd like for you to commit to memory: Wherever there are human beings, there will be waste, fraud and abuse.

Tyson Names New VP of Corporate Communications

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/3/2018 02:47 pm

Jennifer “JJ” Davis, a longtime communications executive in the technology industry, is joining Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale as vice president of corporate communications.