Public Companies Archive

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.

Simmons First Insurance Names Employee Benefits President

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/27/2018 09:11 am

Simmons First Insurance Services announced Tuesday that Christi Pittman has been named president of employee benefits.

Murphy Oil Names David Looney as CFO, Succeeding Eckart

by Kyle Massey 2/26/2018 08:47 am

Murphy Oil Corp. of El Dorado has named David R. Looney as its new chief financial officer and executive vice president, succeeding John Eckart, who announced his retirement two weeks ago.

Fayetteville Building Sells for $1.7 Million (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 2/26/2018 12:00 am

Westwood Holdings LLC of Rogers, led by Dusty Graham, bought the Kelly Eason Building at 100 W. Center St.

Drew Smith Moves Up at Windstream (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/26/2018 12:00 am

Drew Smith has been named senior vice president of financial planning and assistant treasurer for Windstream Inc. in Little Rock.

When the Going Gets Tough (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 2/26/2018 12:00 am

Smart leaders understand that to deal with difficult times, the culture and attitude of their workforce must be critical to survival.

Windstream Reports Billion-Dollar Losses for 4Q, Fiscal Year

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 2/22/2018 10:29 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock reports net losses in its fourth quarter and fiscal year.

Deltic, Potlatch Complete $1.2B Merger

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/21/2018 01:49 pm

Deltic Timber Corp. of El Dorado and Potlatch Corp. of Spokane, Washington, have completed their $1.2 billion merger, originally announced last year.

Southwest Bank in Texas Now Operating Under Simmons Banner

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/20/2018 11:23 am

Simmons First National Corp of Pine Bluff said Tuesday that it completed the merger of its subsidiary, Southwest Bank of Fort Worth, Texas, with its main banking subsidiary, Simmons Bank.

Car-Mart 3Q Revenue, Profit Up

by Marty Cook 2/20/2018 10:37 am

America's Car-Mart reported jumps in third-quarter revenue and income.

Arkansas Metros Show Wide Gap in Post-Recession Employment Rates

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/19/2018 12:00 am

Although the unemployment rate gets the most attention, Arkansas economist Michael Pakko recently also looked at the employment rate in the state over the last year and since the Great Recession.

Is the U.S. Due for a Recession? (Commentary)

by David Andolfatto and Andrew Spewak 2/19/2018 12:00 am

The U.S. economy has been expanding for the last eight and a half years, but how much longer will that expansion last?

Never Count Walmart Out (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 2/19/2018 12:00 am

Although Amazon's online sales still dwarf Walmart's — Amazon accounted for about 44 percent of all U.S. e-commerce sales last year — Walmart has made it clear that it won't go gentle into that good night.

Tyson's Goal? Offering Protein of All Kinds

by Marty Cook 2/19/2018 12:00 am

Tyson Foods of Springdale wants to be your protein source, even if that protein didn't start out as an animal.

Presenting the 30th Annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/19/2018 12:00 am

Arkansas Business honors the state's top executives, small businesses and nonprofits with the annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards.

Tax Cut Boon to PAM Transport

by Marty Cook 2/15/2018 04:32 pm

PAM Transport Inc. of Tontitown reported 2017 fourth-quarter income of $31.5 million on Thursday, a spectacular increase from the $722,842 it reported in the same quarter of 2016.

Tyson Announces Partnership With Silicon Valley, Chicago Incubators

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/15/2018 03:58 pm

Tyson Foods of Springdale announced Thursday its agreement to work with two business incubators, Plug and Play of Silicon Valley and 1871 of Chicago, that will directly connect it to the startup communities in those places.

Deltic Posts Likely Last Profit as Separate Company

by Kyle Massey 2/15/2018 08:39 am

Deltic Timber Corp. of El Dorado closed out its final fiscal year as a separate entity on Wednesday, reporting a small fourth-quarter profit and a a $6.5 million profit for all of 2017.

Tom Garrison, Who Led American Freightways, Dies at 57

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/13/2018 01:51 pm

Thomas R. "Tom" Garrison, the former president and CEO of American Freightways Inc. of Harrison before its sale in 2001 to FedEx Corp., died Sunday. He was 57.