Public Companies Archive

Unemployment Rates in Arkansas Cities Vary Widely

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/15/2016 12:00 am

Unemployment rates rose slightly in Arkansas metro areas in June, but rates are still lower than a year ago, notes Michael Pakko, chief economist at the Institute for Economic Advancement at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Dillard's Same-Store Sales Down 5 Percent, Net Income Down 59 Percent

by Lance Turner 8/11/2016 03:31 pm

Dillard's Inc. of Little Rock reports another tough quarter marked by declining sale-store sales and net income. "The challenges facing apparel retailers continued through the second quarter, and our poor results reflect this," CEO William Dillard says.

CS&L Swings to 2Q Loss

by Lance Turner 8/11/2016 10:31 am

Communications Sales & Leasing Inc. of Little Rock reports a $1.5 million second-quarter loss as it closes one acquisition and prepares to take on another. Revenue was a $188.6 million, up 46 percent from the same quarter last year.

Murphy Oil Gains Access to $1.2B in Revolving Credit

by Kyle Massey 8/10/2016 08:09 am

Murphy Oil Corp., the El Dorado petroleum exploration and production giant, says it has commitments from its bankers and new lenders for $1.2 billion in revolving credit.

Tyson Foods 3Q Net Income Up 41 Percent

by Marty Cook 8/8/2016 07:12 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale reports third-quarter net income of $484 million, up 41 percent from the same quarter last year, and raises earnings estimates for the fiscal year.

Ten Arkansas Business Icons Have Stories to Tell

by Gwen Moritz 8/8/2016 12:00 am

Arkansas Business presents these ten Arkansas business icons as a way to acquaint readers with the personalities behind some of the most familiar names in our state's business community.

What's Your Legacy? (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 8/8/2016 12:00 am

Even among Arkansas Business' largely affluent readers, few have the resources to make million-dollar donations, but many of our readers are business owners and employers, and every job they provide supports an individual or a family.

J.B. Hunt's Shelley Simpson on Keeping Lanes Open for Diversity

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

In addition to serving as CMO and EVP of J.B. Hunt Transport Services of Lowell, Shelley Simpson, 44, is president of the company's Truckload and Integrated Capacity Solutions divisions.

Acxiom Reports 1Q Earnings, Agrees to Sell Impact Email for $22M

by Sarah Campbell 8/4/2016 04:30 pm

Acxiom Corp. of Little Rock on Thursday swung back from a $3 million loss last year to report a first-quarter profit of $8 million, and announced that it has agreed to sell its Impact email business to Zeta Interactive of New York City for $22 million.

Michelle Gloeckler Leaves Wal-Mart to Join to Academy Sports

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/4/2016 12:13 pm

Michelle Gloeckler is leaving Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville at the end of August to become chief merchandising officer of Academy Sports + Outdoors of Katy, Texas.

Windstream Holdings Reports $1.5M in 2Q Net Income

by Sarah Campbell 8/4/2016 07:05 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock swung from a $111 million second-quarter loss last year to a $1.5 million profit, the publicly traded telecommunications firm reported Thursday.

Murphy Oil Corp. Lowers Quarterly Dividend to 25 Cents a Share

by Kyle Massey 8/3/2016 04:17 pm

The oil exploration and production giant, based in El Dorado, calls the dividend cut a "difficult but prudent" decision.

Murphy USA Reports $46M Profit in Strong 2Q

by Kyle Massey 8/3/2016 04:13 pm

The El Dorado-based company more than doubles its half-year profits from 2015, citing strong retail fuel results. CEO Andrew Clyde also cited "record merchandise margins" as the company continues to add stores.

USA Truck Reports 2Q Loss of $1.3M

by Marty Cook 8/3/2016 11:43 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren on Wednesday reported a second-quarter loss of $1.3 million, a decrease from the $2.8 million profit it reported in the same quarter of 2015.

Insight Enterprises Takes on HPE Employees in Conway

by Sarah Campbell and Lance Turner 8/2/2016 11:48 am

Insight Enterprises Inc. of Tempe, Arizona, says it has hired 175 Hewlett Packard Enterprise employees and set up shop with HPE in the Meadows Office and Technology Park in Conway.

Tysons Give Arkansas Children's Northwest Record-Setting $15M

by Marty Cook 8/2/2016 10:37 am

The Tyson family and Tyson Foods Inc. announces a $15 million donation to Arkansas Children's Northwest hospital.

Tyson Foods Names Tim Madigan VP of E-Commerce

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/1/2016 11:07 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale fills the newly-created role of vice president of e-commerce with Tim Madigan, the former global e-commerce director of SC Johnson & Son of Racine, Wisconsin.

Loan Loss Models Vary Bank-by-Bank

by George Waldon 8/1/2016 12:00 am

Proportionally, no other Arkansas bank committed more to its loan loss reserves during the first quarter than DeWitt Bank & Trust.

Play Your Own Game (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 8/1/2016 12:00 am

You need to play your own game. Don't let the decisions others are making be more than data points in the mix when making your own decisions, because they aren't working with the exact same factors.

ArcBest Corp. Reports 48 Percent Income Drop for 2Q

by Marty Cook 7/29/2016 09:57 am

ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith reported second-quarter income of $10.2 million Friday, a drop from the $19.9 million it reported in the same quarter of 2015. The company said an "inconsistent economic operating environment" and a surplus of capacity affected all divisions during the quarter.


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