Public Companies Archive

2 Banks Join Arkansas Business' Largest Private Companies List

by Gwen Moritz 5/30/2016 12:00 am

The 75 largest private companies in Arkansas generated total revenue — self-reported and estimated — of $34.2 billion in their most recent fiscal years, up more than 4 percent in a year.

Former USA Truck CEO John Simone Remembered for Heart, Laughter

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/30/2016 12:00 am

Simone, who died of lung cancer March 24 in Florida, led the turnaround at USA Truck that reversed six consecutive years of red ink. He was a popular boss during his two years at USA Truck.

Simmons First Increases Quarterly Dividend by 4.3 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/26/2016 04:19 pm

The Simmons First National Corp. board of directors declared a regular $0.24 per share quarterly cash dividend payable July 1, to shareholders of record June 15.

Sprint Hires Sales Directors for Regional Headquarters In Little Rock

by Sarah Campbell 5/26/2016 02:16 pm

Sprint Corp. of Overland Park, Kansas, announced Thursday the hiring of three sales directors who will report directly to South Central Region President Jonathan Blitz who runs the company's new regional headquarters in Little Rock.

USA Truck to Pay Former Executive $630,000

by Marty Cook 5/25/2016 02:38 pm

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren will pay former executive Michael Borrows $630,000 as part of a separation agreement. Borrows stepped down as CFO after approximately 20 months in that position and announced his resignation from the company May 19.

Home BancShares Celebrates 10 Years as Nasdaq Company

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/25/2016 10:30 am

Home BancShares Inc., parent company of Centennial Bank, was featured on the Nasdaq Tower in Times Square in celebration of the Company's 10th anniversary as a Nasdaq listed company and John W. Allison, chairman, rang the Nasdaq Opening Bell.

America's Car-Mart Reports 61 Percent Profit Drop

by Marty Cook 5/24/2016 08:46 am

America's Ca­­­r-Mart Inc. of Bentonville reported income of $11.6 million in fiscal year 2016, a nearly 61 percent drop from the $29.5 million it reported in 2015.

Dillard's Announces No Change in Quarterly Dividend

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/23/2016 03:36 pm

Dillard's Inc. of Little Rock announced Monday a 7 cents per share quarterly dividend payable Aug. 1 to shareholders of record as of June 30.

At Annual Meeting, William Dillard Says Apparel Retailers Face Grim Times

by Mark Friedman 5/21/2016 11:29 am

Dillard's Inc. isn't alone in its poor first quarter results, CEO William Dillard II said Saturday at the annual shareholder's meeting.

CFO Michael Borrows Steps Down at USA Truck

by Marty Cook 5/20/2016 09:13 am

There's more executive transition coming to USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren. CFO and Executive Vice President Michael Borrows resigned from the firm on Thursday.

J.B. Hunt Gives $5M to Arkansas Children's Northwest

by Mark Friedman 5/19/2016 10:23 am

J.B. Hunt Transport Services of Lowell announces a $5 million donation to Arkansas Children's Hospital's northwest Arkansas hospital, now under construction in Springdale.

Walmart's Jeff Fleming Elected Chairman of ATA's 40U40 Council

by Marty Cook 5/18/2016 04:11 pm

Jeff Fleming was named chairman of the Arkansas Trucking Association's 40 Under 40 Council at the organization's annual conference Wednesday at the Little Rock Marrriott.

Simmons First to Buy Citizens National Bank of Athens In Deal Worth $77M

by Lance Turner 5/18/2016 03:35 pm

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff said Wednesday that it agreed to purchase Citizens National Bank of Athens, Tennessee, in a deal valued at $77 million.

Inside New Overtime Regulations, Traps to Avoid, How to Prepare (Stuart Jackson Commentary)

by Stuart Jackson 5/18/2016 01:22 pm

The U.S. Department of Labor published the final rule updating overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. More than 50,000 employees and their employers in Arkansas will be affected. Here's how to prepare.

Acxiom Narrows 4Q Loss, Swings to Profit for Fiscal 2016

by Lance Turner 5/17/2016 05:02 pm

Acxiom Corp. of Little Rock cut its losses in the fourth quarter and swung to a full-year profit as revenue rose in each of its business segments. But the company disappointed analysts with fiscal 2017 revenue guidance that was below expectations.

SWN Sells Compressed Gas Fuel Stations in Conway, Damascus

by Kyle Massey 5/16/2016 04:38 pm

An affiliate of Southwestern Energy Co. has sold two public CNG fueling stations, one in Conway and the other in Damascus, to American Natural Gas LLC of Saratoga Springs, New York.

Jack Mullen, Paula Cholmondeley Join Board of Growing Bank of the Ozarks

by George Waldon 5/16/2016 11:38 am

At Monday's annual shareholders meeting, Chairman and CEO George Gleason also announced that a third seat would be filled by Trevor Burgess, president, CEO and founder of the $1.7 billion-asset C1 Financial Inc. of St. Petersburg, Florida.

Arkansas Trucking Firms Work To Diversify Industry

by Marty Cook 5/16/2016 12:00 am

A quick scan of boards for trucking companies based in Arkansas reveals, as one might expect, a heavy dose of white males. Changing that, executives said, is not just a matter of political correctness but also sound business.

2 Regulators OK Bank of the Ozarks' Acquisitions

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/13/2016 02:37 pm

Bank of the Ozarks Inc. of Little Rock said Friday that it has received regulatory approval for its previously announced acquisitions of Community & Southern Bank of Atlanta and C1 Financial Inc. of St. Petersburg, Florida.

AT&T Plans New Broadband Product, Touts $1B Investment Since 2012

by Sarah Campbell 5/13/2016 11:31 am

AT&T of Dallas says it has invested more than $1 billion in Arkansas wireless and wireless networks since 2012 and plans to introduce a new product, fixed wireless broadband.