Public Companies Archive

Deltic Timber Reports $100K 4Q Loss

by Alexis Hosticka 2/25/2016 09:44 am

Deltic Timber Corp. of El Dorado on Wednesday reported a $100,000 fourth-quarter loss as operating income in its manufacturing segment suffered from weak prices for wood products.

Simmons Bank to Lead Conference on Declining Delta Population

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/23/2016 04:08 pm

Simmons Bank will sponsor "The Arkansas Delta: Why It Still Matters," a conference on the future of the Arkansas Delta region.

Dillard's 4Q Net Income Down 35.6 Percent, Same-Store Sales Fall 2 Percent

by Mark Friedman 2/22/2016 04:44 pm

Dillard's Inc. of Little Rock on Monday reported fourth-quarter net income of $84 million, down 35.6 percent from the same quarter a year ago. Dillard's CEO William T. Dillard II called the quarter "difficult" and said sales came in "less than planned."

Walmart Associates Asked To Check Out Walmart Radio Air Checks

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/22/2016 12:00 am

It's too late for aspiring disc jockeys to enter, but it's not too late to view entries in Wal-Mart's nationwide search for a Walmart Radio DJ.

‘Tone at the Top' Deters Fraud (William Wyngaard Expert Commentary)

by William Wyngaard 2/22/2016 12:00 am

As role models, company leaders have an impact on the moral behavior of subordinates. When faced with an ethical dilemma, employees reduce the uncertainty of the dilemma by imitating their leaders' behavior, which they observe daily.

Jan Collier: AT&T Corporate Leadership Reflects Diverse Workforce, Customer Base

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/22/2016 12:00 am

Jan Collier oversees the sales and operations for more than 1,100 employees, 60 AT&T-owned and operated retail locations and more than 340 national retail partners and authorized dealers across Arkansas and Oklahoma.

Car-Mart Income Down $7.5M, Reports Decline in Sales

by Marty Cook 2/19/2016 08:53 am

America's Car-Mart Inc. of Bentonville announced management changes Thursday when it reported third-quarter earnings.

‘The Powerful Forces of Short-Termism' (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 2/15/2016 12:00 am

A couple of weeks ago, a dreamy-eyed idealist called on Wall Street to change its ways, to think about the future and the overall economy, not just today's share price and this quarter's dividend. And it wasn't Bernie Sanders. It was Larry Fink, co-founder and CEO of BlackRock Inc., the largest investor in the world.

Unemployment Falls in Arkansas Metros in 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/15/2016 12:00 am

Unemployment in Arkansas' metropolitan areas has fallen significantly in the last year, notes Michael Pakko, an economist at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

New USA Truck Hires Highlight Shift in Focus

by Marty Cook 2/15/2016 12:00 am

USA Truck made two major hires recently and one more appointment to the board of directors, and the three additions have one significant trait in common.

Arkansas Business Recognizes Finalists of 28th Annual Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/15/2016 12:00 am

Since 1988, Arkansas Business has honored the state's top executives, small businesses and nonprofits with the annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards. Readers make nominations and an independent panel of judges selects the winners.

Report: Jonesboro Weathered Recession Well, Leads State in Job Growth

by George Jared 2/12/2016 08:54 am

Jonesboro fared much better than other Arkansas cities during the economic downturn, and its job growth continues to be a standard-bearer in the Natural State.

Windstream Adds Jeannie Diefenderfer, Larry Laque to Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/11/2016 02:03 pm

Diefenderfer and Laque qualify as independent board members under Nasdaq-listing requirements. Diefenderfer will serve on the board's governance committee while Laque will serve on the audit committee, according to company officials.

PAM Transport Reports Record Quarterly, Yearly Earnings

by Marty Cook 2/9/2016 01:06 pm

PAM Transport Inc. of Tontitown reports fourth-quarter income of $3.2 million, up from $2.1 million in the same quarter of 2014.

USA Truck Hires Craig, Loses Weindel

by Marty Cook 2/9/2016 11:07 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren hired Jim Craig to fill the new position of president of Strategic Capacity Solutions.

Cities in Arkansas Scrambling to Fill Vacant Walmart Locations

by Mark Friedman 2/8/2016 12:00 am

Since Wal-Mart Stores Inc. announced last month it was closing 154 stores in the United States, Gentry Mayor Kevin Johnston has been on the phone and sending emails trying to attract a grocery store to the Benton County town.

Arkansas Sees Volume, Value of Biggest Deals Drop

by Jan Cottingham 2/8/2016 12:00 am

The value of mergers and acquisitions last year reached a record high worldwide and in the United States, but Arkansas was a different story. The known value of big deals in the state — those worth $9 million or more — fell 53 percent in 2015 compared with 2014, to $8.8 billion compared with $16.6 billion.

Personal Income in Arkansas Metro Areas See Increase

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/8/2016 12:00 am

The eight metropolitan areas of Arkansas reported increases in local area personal income in 2014, with growth ranging from 1.6 percent in Pine Bluff to 4.1 percent in Fort Smith.

When Every Day's a Super Bowl (Ross Cranford Expert Advice)

by Ross Cranford 2/8/2016 12:00 am

Everybody knows that the Super Bowl is one of the most watched televised events of the year — 114.4 million viewers in 2015, the largest U.S. audience in history. And every client is now trying to reach customers where, increasingly, they live: on mobile devices. But as Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg recently said, “We have a Super Bowl on mobile every day.”

Tyson Foods Stock Jumps on Record 1Q Earnings

by Alexis Hosticka 2/5/2016 09:44 am

Tyson Foods Inc. on Friday reported first quarter income of $461 million, up 49 percent from the same period in 2015.