Public Companies Archive

Comcast Expanding Data Caps to Little Rock, Other Markets

by Associated Press 11/5/2015 06:54 am

Comcast is further expanding its Internet data caps to new markets in 5 Southern states. The cable company is rolling out more caps as the Internet becomes an increasingly popular way to watch TV.

Acxiom Returns to Profitability With 2Q Net Income of $10.7M

by Lance Turner 11/4/2015 03:44 pm

Acxiom Corp. of Little Rock reports second-quarter net income of $10.7 million, or 14 cents per share, a big swing from a loss of $1.5 million, or 2 cents per share, in the same quarter last year.

USA Truck 3Q Net Income Down 32 Percent

by Marty Cook 11/4/2015 10:06 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren on Wednesday reported third-quarter net income of $2.7 million, or 17 cents per share, down 32 percent from $4 million, or 38 cents per share, in the same quarter last year.

Canfor Completes $93.5M Deal for Anthony Forest Products

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/4/2015 07:26 am

Canfor Corp. of Vancouver said it has completed its previously announced $93.5 million purchase of Anthony Forest Products Co. of El Dorado.

Murphy USA to Sell Texas Ethanol Plant for $94M

by Lance Turner 11/3/2015 07:21 am

Green Plains Inc. of Omaha, Nebraska, agrees to buy an ethanol production facility in Hereford, Texas, owned by Murphy USA Inc. of El Dorado, for $94 million.

ArcBest 3Q Net Income Rises to $19M

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/30/2015 11:29 am

ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith reported third-quarter net income of $19.1 million, a slight decrease from the $19.6 million in the same quarter of 2014.

Simmons First Completes $21M Deal for Ozark Trust

by Gwen Moritz 10/30/2015 11:16 am

Simmons First National Corp. announced Friday that it had completed the acquisition of Ozark Trust & Investment Corp. of Springfield, Missouri.

Bloomberg: Verizon Communications to Shed Regional Offices

by Mark Carter 10/29/2015 03:33 pm

Bloomberg Business is reporting that Verizon Communications has informed employees that the company is reorganizing its wireless operations by reducing the number of regional offices and that it will cut an unspecified number of jobs.

Update: Murphy Oil Reports $1.6B 3Q Loss, Will Cut Workforce

by Lance Turner and Mark Carter 10/29/2015 02:23 pm

Murphy Oil Corp. of El Dorado on Wednesday reported a third-quarter loss of $1.6 billion, or $9.26 per share, and said it will cut its workforce by 23 percent.

Fed Keeps Rate at Record Low But Will Consider December Hike

by Associated Press 10/28/2015 03:51 pm

The Federal Reserve is keeping its key short-term interest rate at a record low in the face of a weak global economy, slower U.S. hiring and subpar inflation. But it signaled the possibility of a rate hike in December.

USA Truck Names Troy Robertson General Counsel

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/27/2015 09:46 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren named Troy Robertson general counsel. Robertson was chief counsel at Con-Way Truckload and was responsible for its legal operations and government relations in Missouri.

Wal-Mart Seeks to Test Drones for Home Delivery, Pickup

by Nathan Layne, Reuters 10/27/2015 07:19 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville applied Monday to U.S. regulators for permission to test drones for home delivery, curbside pickup and checking warehouse inventories.

PAM 3Q Net Income Up 15 Percent

by Marty Cook 10/26/2015 03:05 pm

PAM Transportation Services Inc. of Tontitown on Monday reported net income of $5.79 million, up about 15 percent from about $5.05 million in the same quarter last year.

Deposits Grow as Number of Arkansas Banks Shrinks

by Gwen Moritz 10/26/2015 12:00 am

Bank deposits in Arkansas grew by 5 percent in the 12 months that ended June 30, according to the annual summary of deposits released Sept. 28 by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., a pace somewhat slower than the 5.4 percent growth in bank deposits nationally.

Johnny Allison Not Shy About Tooting His Own Horn

by George Waldon 10/26/2015 12:00 am

Johnny Allison considered the first-time quarterly posting of a sub-40 percent efficiency ratio at Home BancShares Inc. worthy of some celebratory skylarking and corporate levity.

Retail Analysts Say Wal-Mart's Become Too Big to Manage

by Mark Friedman 10/26/2015 12:00 am

For Wal-Mart's annual revenue to grow by just 1 percent, the retailer would need to add the revenue of a Fortune 500 company. But some retail watchers wonder whether Wal-Mart's massive size has made it too big to manage.

Wal-Mart Lawsuits Continue Over Tracy Morgan Accident

by Mark Friedman 10/26/2015 12:00 am

Wal-Mart's settlement of the lawsuit over events involving the 2014 vehicle wreck that injured comedian Tracy Morgan didn't end the legal fight.

Tyson Foods Increasing Hourly Pay at Chicken Plants

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/23/2015 09:22 am

The move will affect hourly production, maintenance and refrigeration workers at 51 of Tyson's chicken plants, the company said. The raises will go into effect Nov. 1.

At Women's Business Lunch, Glasgow Shares Her Route Through Acxiom

by Alexis Hosticka 10/22/2015 02:59 pm

In a presentation at the Little Rock Chamber's Women's Business Lunch, Acxiom Corp. Chief Privacy Officer Jennifer Glasgow said that the data collection industry is rapidly changing with the advent of new technology.

Simmons First 3Q Net Income Up 145 Percent

by Lance Turner 10/22/2015 08:27 am

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff on Thursday reported third quarter net income of $21.6 million, up 145 percent from $8.8 million in the same quarter last year.