Public Companies Archive

Attorney Marshall Ney Switches From Mitchell Williams to Friday Eldredge & Clark

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/9/2015 12:00 am

Marshall S. Ney, who had been with the Mitchell Williams Selig Gates & Woodyard PLLC firm of Little Rock off and on for about 20 years, started working at the Roger's office of Friday Eldredge & Clark LLP in December.

Gander Mountain Sale Peaks Recent Million-Dollar Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/9/2015 12:00 am

Retail, residential and multifamily all were represented in this installment of seven-digit real estate transactions in Pulaski County.

Windstream Appoints Joseph Harding to Senior Roles

by Sean Beherec 2/5/2015 08:27 am

Joseph Harding has been named executive vice president and enterprise chief marketing officer for the company.

Murphy USA Earnings Jump in 4Q

by Sean Beherec 2/4/2015 05:17 pm

Murphy USA Inc. of El Dorado reported income from continuing operations of $98.3 million in 4Q on revenue of $3.61 billion.

Acxiom 3Q Earnings Down 72 Percent

by Lance Turner 2/4/2015 03:37 pm

Acxiom Corp. of Little Rock reports a 72 percent decline in third-quarter net income as the data and software services firm exits one part of business and ramps up another.

ArcBest 4Q Profit Up 41 Percent

by Marty Cook 2/4/2015 06:54 am

ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith on Wednesday reported fourth quarter net income of $14.5 million, up 41 percent from the same time last year.

Benefit Bank Transaction Set At $32M

by George Waldon 2/2/2015 12:00 am

The proposed sale of Fort Smith's Benefit Bank represents a cash transaction of nearly $32.2 million. Ironhorse Financial Group Inc. of Muskogee, Oklahoma, intends to merge the $195 million-asset lender into its Armstrong Bank, which operates 17 full-service locations in eastern and northern Oklahoma.

With Hillshire Under Its Wing, Tyson Foods' 1Q Sales, Profit Rise

by Marty Cook 1/30/2015 07:48 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale on Friday reported first-quarter net income of $309 million, up 22 percent from $252 million in the same quarter last year.

Murphy Oil Net Income Skyrockets in 4Q

by Sean Beherec 1/28/2015 04:06 pm

The El Dorado company reported net income of $375.2 million in the fourth quarter, but even better results — $442 million — from continuing operations.

Report: State Jobless Rate Down to 5.7 Percent

by Mark Carter 1/27/2015 09:35 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate fell to 5.7 percent in December, dropping two-tenths of a percentage point from November, according to a report from the state Department of Workforce Services.

Tyson Foods to Upgrade Georgia Plant, Add 500 Workers

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/27/2015 07:40 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale said this morning that it plans to invest $100 million in its Vienna, Georgia poultry plant, adding about 500 jobs there.

Windstream Names Lewis Langston CIO, Adds Other Senior Leaders

by Sean Beherec 1/26/2015 09:01 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock announced more senior leadership changes on Monday.

Trial Set for Former ThermoEnergy Exec Andrew Melton on Fraud Charges

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/26/2015 12:00 am

Melton's facing allegations that he used almost $110,000 of ThermoEnergy's money to pay a personal judgment against him and then doctored the company's financial statements to make it appear that the payments were legitimate business expenses.

Central Arkansas Regains Jobs Lost During Recession

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/26/2015 12:00 am

Metroplan last month released its latest “Metro Trends: Economic Review and Outlook,” which examines what it calls “the new economy” in central Arkansas in the aftermath of the Great Recession.

Arkansas' Biggest Deals of 2014 Soar While Value Slips

by Jan Cottingham 1/26/2015 12:00 am

The mergers and acquisitions spigots were opened wide last year in Arkansas. The number of big deals — those valued at $9 million or more — soared 38 percent, increasing to 101 in 2014 compared with 73 in 2013.

J.B. Hunt 4Q Net Income Up 20 Percent

by Marty Cook 1/22/2015 11:24 am

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell reported fourth-quarter net income of $110 million, or 93 cents per share, on Thursday.

Simmons First 4Q Earnings Reach $12.6M

by Lance Turner 1/22/2015 09:37 am

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff reports a 234 percent increase in fourth-quarter earnings, as the financial holding company integrated recent acquisitions, added to revenue streams and controlled expenses.

State PSCs OK Windstream REIT

by Sean Beherec 1/21/2015 09:32 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock on Wednesday said it has received regulatory approval from all of the state public service commissions required before its real estate investment trust could spin off from the company.

Windstream Appoints 2 Senior Vice Presidents

by Sean Beherec 1/20/2015 01:10 pm

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock on Tuesday announced the appointments of two senior vice presidents.

Windstream's REIT Moves Out to New Office

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/19/2015 12:00 am

The real estate investment trust spinoff of Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock is moving out.