Public Companies Archive

Tyson Closing Iowa Beef Plant

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/14/2015 04:12 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale announced Friday it was closing a beef production plant in Denison, Iowa, that would affect 400 employees.

Jeremy Allen Resigns From Acxiom's Marketing Services Division

by Lance Turner 8/13/2015 03:56 pm

Acxiom Corp. of Little Rock said Thursday that Jeremy Allen has resigned as president of Marketing Services, effective immediately.

Windstream Spinoff Reports $8.3M in Income, $128.7M in Sales

by Lance Turner 8/13/2015 07:08 am

Communications Sales & Leasing Inc. of Little Rock issued its first quarterly earnings report on Thursday, showing $8.3 million in net income and revenue of $128.7 million.

Dillard's 2Q Net Down 13 Percent, Same-Store Sales Up 1 Percent

by Lance Turner 8/13/2015 06:47 am

Dillard's Inc. of Little Rock on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $29.9 million, or 75 cents per share, down 13 percent from $34.5 million, or 80 cents per share, in the same quarter last year.

Cliff Beckham Takes New Job as President of Illinois Trucking Company

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/10/2015 12:00 am

Former USA Truck executive Cliff Beckham was recently hired as president and COO of Earl L. Henderson Trucking of Caseyville, Illinois.

USA Truck Moves On Under New CEO Tom Glaser

by Marty Cook 8/10/2015 12:00 am

At age 65 after a long career in the trucking industry, Tom Glaser couldn't resist answering USA Truck's call. Glaser, a member of the Van Buren company's board of directors, stepped in as interim COO when CEO John Simone took a leave of absence.

Entergy: New EPA Rules Will Cost Arkansans $2 Billion

by Alexis Hosticka 8/7/2015 04:15 pm

Entergy Arkansas responded to the EPA's proposed Federal Implementation Plan on Regional Haze, saying the rule would impose more than $2 billion in costs on the utility's customers and co-owners.

Southwestern Energy Lays Off 80 in Fayetteville Shale

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/6/2015 11:42 am

Southwestern Energy Co. of Houston, the largest operator in Arkansas' Fayetteville Shale Play, said Thursday that it has laid off 80 workers there.

Windstream Reports 2Q Loss of $111M, Plans $75M Share Repurchase

by Sean Beherec 8/6/2015 07:11 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock on Thursday reported a second-quarter loss of $111 million, down from a profit of $14 million in the same quarter last year. But the company said there were gains in some divisions and noted "improving financial trends."

Acxiom Reports 1Q Loss of $1M, Revenue Up 5 Percent

by Lance Turner 8/5/2015 03:21 pm

Acxiom Corp. of Little Rock reports a fiscal first-quarter loss of about $1 million, an improvement from a loss of $7.6 million in the same quarter last year.

Windstream Wins $450M Telecom Contract with Veterans Affairs

by Lance Turner 8/5/2015 11:46 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock said Tuesday that it is one of three to receive a contract to provide voice, data and Internet services for U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Information and Technology.

USA Truck 2Q Profit Up as Executives Streamline, Focus on Safety

by Marty Cook 8/4/2015 11:23 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren on Tuesday reported second-quarter income of $2.4 million, up from $722,000 in the same quarter of 2014.

Acxiom Finalizes $190M Sale of IT Management Business

by Lance Turner 8/3/2015 11:31 am

Acxiom Corp. of Little Rock has finalizes the $190 million sale of its IT Infrastructure Management business to Charlesbank Capital Partners of Boston and New York and M/C Partners.

ArcBest Names 2 New Board Members

by Alexis Hosticka 8/3/2015 09:31 am

ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith, the publicly traded trucking and logistics firm, announced two new members to its board of directors, Kathy D. McElligott and Stephen E. Gorman, effective July 28.

ArcBest 2Q Net Income Up 16 Percent

by Lance Turner 8/3/2015 07:21 am

ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith on Monday reported second-quarter net income of $19.9 million, or 74 cents diluted earnings per share, up 16 percent from $17.2 million, or 63 cents, in the same quarter last year.

Tyson Foods' Net Income Up 32 Percent, But Beef Market Cuts Forecast

by Marty Cook and Lance Turner 8/3/2015 07:01 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale on Monday reported third-quarter net income of $343 million, or 83 cents per share, up 32 percent from $260 million, or 73 cents per share, during the same quarter last year.

J.B. Hunt Sues Software Company

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/3/2015 12:00 am

J.B. Hunt Transport Inc. of Lowell says software purchased for its transportation brokerage services didn't work right.

What $100 Means in Arkansas: A State-by-State Analysis

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/3/2015 12:00 am

The Tax Foundation, a nonprofit that studies tax policy, last month published a map showing the real value of $100 in each state in the country.

Lesbian Sues Wal-Mart Over Benefits

by Mark Friedman 8/3/2015 12:00 am

A lesbian employee of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. recently filed a civil lawsuit accusing the Bentonville retailer of sex discrimination for denying her spousal health insurance benefits several years ago.

Bear State Posts $2.5M Profit in 2Q

by Mark Carter 7/31/2015 02:37 pm

Bear State Financial Inc. of Little Rock, the publicly traded holding company for Bear State Bank, announced Friday second quarter 2015 earnings of $2.5 million.