Public Companies Archive

Low Oil Prices Drive Murphy to $73.8M Quarterly Loss

by Sean Beherec 7/29/2015 04:49 pm

Murphy Oil Corp. of El Dorado on Wednesday reported a second-quarter loss of $73.8 million, noting that earnings were "greatly impacted by the drop in WTI and Brent oil prices by 44 percent between the comparative quarterly periods."

Inuvo 2Q Net Income Up 16 Percent

by Lance Turner 7/29/2015 03:44 pm

Inuvo Inc. of Conway said Wednesday that second-quarter net income was $445,000, or 2 cents per share, up 16 percent from $382,000, or 2 cents per share, during the same quarter last year.

Murphy Oil Makes Executive Changes

by Sean Beherec 7/28/2015 04:18 pm

Murphy Oil Corp. of El Dorado on Tuesday named a new vice president and created a new vice president position.

Simmons First National Ramps Up Growth Via Acquisition

by George Waldon 7/27/2015 12:00 am

Simmons First National Corp. covered some serious ground among growth-minded Arkansas lenders on the acquisition trail. Tandem out-of-state, stock-swap purchases during the first quarter increased the size of the Pine Bluff bank holding company by a whopping 65 percent.

PAM Transport 2Q Profit Up 43 Percent

by Marty Cook 7/24/2015 08:09 am

PAM Transport of Tontitown reported second-quarter income of $7 million Thursday, an increase from $4.9 million in the second quarter of 2014.

Simmons First 2Q Net Income Up 102 Percent

by Lance Turner 7/23/2015 08:50 am

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff reports second-quarter net income of $20 million, up 102 percent from $9.9 million in the same quarter last year. During the quarter, the company made its third acquisition in Springfield, Missouri.

Deltic Timber 2Q Profit Down 85 Percent

by Lance Turner 7/22/2015 03:42 pm

Wet weather conditions and a slow housing market dampened second-quarter profit for Deltic Timber Corp. of El Dorado, the real estate and timber company reported Wednesday.

USA Truck Making Best Of Leadership Change

by Marty Cook 7/20/2015 12:00 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren may be in the best possible circumstances to handle the recent resignation of its top executive because of health issues.

Tyson Among Poultry Giants Curtailing Antibiotic Use

by Marty Cook 7/20/2015 12:00 am

Christine Daugherty is almost irrepressibly energetic. It's a trait that serves her well in her role as vice president of sustainable food production at Tyson Foods of Springdale.

PAM Transportation Expands Dutch Auction

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/17/2015 11:52 am

PAM Transportation Services Inc. of Tontitown announced it would buy back 298,566 shares of its outstanding stock for $59 per share.

J.B. Hunt 2Q Profit Up 11 Percent

by Marty Cook 7/17/2015 11:38 am

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell on Friday reported second-quarter net income of $103.42 million, or 88 cents per share.

Arkansas Business to Honor 2015 Best Places to Work at Sept. 16 Luncheon

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/16/2015 11:33 am

Arkansas Business will honor its 2015 Best Places to Work in Arkansas at an awards luncheon Wednesday, Sept. 16.

Home BancShares' 2Q Profit Up 19 Percent

by Lance Turner 7/16/2015 08:26 am

Home BancShares Inc. of Conway reports record quarterly profit of $33.9 million, or 50 cents per share, up 19 percent from the same quarter last year.

Tyson Foods Gives $500K for Conservation Plan

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/15/2015 10:13 am

Tyson Foods Inc. gives $500,000 to kickstart an initiative with The Nature Conservancy to develop conservation projects for rivers and streams in northwest Arkansas and southwest Missouri.

Bank of the Ozarks' 2Q Profit Up 69 Percent

by George Waldon 7/14/2015 09:52 am

Net income at Little Rock's Bank of the Ozarks Inc. rose 69.1 percent to $44.8 million during the second quarter. The company reported net income of $26.5 million for the same period a year ago.

Wal-Mart Suppliers Grapple with 'Made in USA' Label

by Reuters 7/13/2015 11:10 am

Wal-Mart's 2015 U.S. Manufacturing Summit highlighted the challenges facing companies trying to bring manufacturing jobs back to the United States.

Bank Name Bingo (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 7/13/2015 12:00 am

Consolidation came first, but it was really the financial crisis of 2008 — or, more specifically, the expensive regulatory fallout of the crisis — that created a rush to rename banks. In the current environment, banks have to either acquire or be acquired. And banks that want to be acquirers need names that aren't too geographically specific.

Darden Restaurants Hires CFO of Wal-Mart's US Stores

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/10/2015 10:00 am

Darden Restaurants Inc. on Friday named Jeffrey Davis as its senior vice president and chief financial officer, effective July 16.

John Simone Resigns As CEO of USA Truck to Focus on Health

by Lance Turner 7/9/2015 09:25 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren said Thursday that John Simone has resigned from the CEO post to focus "on improving his health." Simone, who was being treated for lung cancer, has been on medical leave from the publicly traded trucking firm since April. The company's board named Thomas Glaser to replace him.

Home BancShares Names Brian S. Davis CFO

by Alexis Hosticka 7/8/2015 03:57 pm

Home BancShares Inc. of Conway announced that Brian S. Davis has been elected chief financial officer, treasurer and director of Home BancShares and its wholly owned subsidiary, Centennial Bank.