Public Companies Archive

Contractor Gets $110M For Wal-Mart Work

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/27/2017 02:09 pm

The city of Bentonville awarded more than $110 million in building permits to the Whiting-Turner Construction Co. of Baltimore.

JC Penney Stock Touches All-Time Low After Slashing Outlook

by Associated Press 10/27/2017 11:41 am

J.C. Penney shares tumbled more than 20 percent to an all-time low Friday, pulling Sears, Dillard's, Kohl's and other retailers down with it.

NRF to Give Doug McMillon 'Visionary' Award

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/26/2017 01:00 pm

The National Retail Federation on Thursday named Wal-Mart Stores Inc. President and CEO Doug McMillon as the 2018 recipient of its "Visionary" award.

Kansas Community Fights Tyson Foods Plant, Wins

by Associated Press 10/26/2017 07:50 am

Industry and state officials are a bit mystified that any community would turn away 1,600 jobs. Kansas is still trying to attract the Tyson Foods plant, but in another town.

PAM Transport Posts Flat 3Q Earnings

by Marty Cook 10/24/2017 09:46 am

PAM Transport Services Inc. of Tontitown reported third-quarter income of $3.446 million, a negligible decrease from $3.451 million in the same quarter of 2016.

Fresh Off Merger, Deltic Reports 3Q Earnings

by Kyle Massey 10/24/2017 09:02 am

Deltic Timber Corp. reports preliminary third-quarter financial results, noting higher sales and income over the same quarter last year.

Simmons First Reports 3Q Net Income of $28.9M

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 10/23/2017 10:44 am

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff reports third-quarter net income of $28.9 million, up 17 percent from $23.4 million for the same quarter of last year.

Amazon Says It Received 238 Proposals for 2nd Headquarters

by Associated Press 10/23/2017 10:22 am

Amazon says it received 238 proposals from cities and regions hoping to be the home of the company's second headquarters.

Update: Potlatch, Deltic Timber to Combine in Stock Swap

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/23/2017 07:58 am

Potlatch Corp. and Deltic Timber Corp. of El Dorado announce that they will combine to create "a leading domestic timberland owner and top-tier lumber manufacturer."

Surf Air Coming to Bentonville

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/23/2017 12:00 am

A membership-only airline, Surf Air plans to begin service at Bentonville Municipal Airport within the month.

PSC to Rule on Utility Rates in Solar Energy Showdown

by Kyle Massey 10/23/2017 12:00 am

A yearlong debate over the value of self-generated electricity in Arkansas is boiling down to a duel in the sun.

We Look Like Turkeys (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 10/23/2017 12:00 am

We have to rebrand Arkansas, and we have to back it up with reality.

Huff Named to Ranir Board; United Way Hires Three (NWA Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/23/2017 12:00 am

Scott Huff, who retired as executive vice president of the consumables and health and wellness divisions at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville, has been named to the board of directors of Ranir LLC of Grand Rapids, Michigan, a manufacturer of private label consumer oral care products.

Closing of Two Acquisitions Pushes Simmons to $14B in Assets

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/20/2017 09:17 am

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff, parent company of Simmons Bank, announced Thursday it has completed acquisitions of both Southwest Bancorp Inc. of Stillwater, Oklahoma, and First Texas BHC Inc. of Fort Worth, Texas.

Bear State Financial 3Q Earnings Up 8 Percent

by Lance Turner 10/19/2017 11:40 am

Bear State Financial Inc. of Little Rock, which is selling Bear State Bank to Arvest Bank of Fayetteville, reports third-quarter earnings of $5.1 million, up 8 percent from the same quarter last year.

Florida Hurricane Drives Home BancShares 3Q Profit Down 66 Percent

by Lance Turner 10/19/2017 07:26 am

Home BancShares inc. of Conway, the parent company of Centennial Bank, reports third-quarter profit of $14.8 million, down 66 percent from the same quarter last year, as Hurricane Irma weighed on results.

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/17/2017 09:46 am

Four leaders who have made contributions to the finance and banking, fitness, transportation and steel industries make up the 2018 class of inductees for the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame.

Pro Bono Work Can Also Be Good For Business, Bill Waddell Says

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 10/16/2017 12:00 am

When Little Rock attorney Bill Waddell found himself in the national spotlight in August, he embraced it to spread the word on the first rural legal-medical partnership in Arkansas.

Everyone Needs a Little Nudge (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 10/16/2017 12:00 am

Richard Thaler was already a rock star among economists before he was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences last week.

Courageous Authenticity (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 10/16/2017 12:00 am

Whether it is an emotionally charged public display or an offhand remark in a meeting, the organization will take its lead from the boss' response to a violation of culture.