Public Companies Archive

Stephens Among Shareholders Who See Stock Drop in Conn's Shop

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/3/2014 12:00 am

Yes, helpful tipsters, we saw the stock price of Conn's Inc. plummet a couple of weeks back, and yes, we realize that Little Rock's Stephens family and Jon Jacoby are major shareholders in Conn's.

Southwestern Energy Credits Fayetteville Shale for Good 2013

by Luke Jones 2/28/2014 11:09 am

Southwestern Energy Co. of Houston is calling its 2013 "outstanding" and credits its Fayetteville Shale developments for much of this success.

Wal-Mart Buys Yumprint of Seattle

by Lance Turner 2/28/2014 08:10 am

@WalmartLabs has purchased Yumprint of Seattle, planning to use the company's recipe technology for its grocery delivery efforts on Walmart.com and Walmart To Go, available in the San Francisco/San Jose, Calif., and Denver areas.

Wal-Mart 28th on 'Admired Companies' List

by Lance Turner 2/27/2014 09:38 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville is ranked 28th on Fortune magazine's annual list of the country's "most admired companies."

Windstream's 4Q, Fiscal Profits Rise

by Luke Jones and Lance Turner 2/27/2014 07:04 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock reports gains in fourth-quarter and fiscal 2013 profit, citing more growth in consumer and broadband revenue.

Deltic Reports Record Profit of $26.2M in 2013

by Jan Cottingham 2/26/2014 04:22 pm

Deltic Timber reports a record $26.2 million in net income in 2013. The timber and real estate company also reports quarterly profit of $2.3 million, down slightly from $2.4 million in the same quarter last year.

Sale of Bald Knob Bank Completed

by Gwen Moritz 2/26/2014 11:18 am

Southern Missouri Bancorp Inc. of Poplar Bluff completes its acquisition of Citizens State Bankshares of Bald Knob Inc. on Friday.

OZRK CEO George Gleason's Pay, Options Exceed $8M in 2013

by Gwen Moritz 2/26/2014 11:08 am

George Gleason, chairman, CEO and largest shareholder of Bank of the Ozarks Inc., was paid $4.3 million in total compensation last year and realized an additional $3.8 million by exercising stock options.

John Hugg, Jill Darling Named Top Executives at Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/26/2014 07:31 am

Each year, Arkansas Business Publishing Group sponsors the awards to honor businesses in three categories related to number of employees as well as business executives, nonprofit executives and nonprofit organizations in Arkansas.

Roadrunner Transportation Buys Rich Logistics of Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/25/2014 10:07 am

Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. of Cudahy, Wis., acquires Rich Logistics of Little Rock, a truckload carrier and expedited services provider, and Rich Logistics' contractor, Keith Everett, in a $48 million deal.

Wal-Mart Eyes $1B Expansion in Mexico, Central America

by Lance Turner 2/25/2014 08:39 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville, looking to mitigate a streak of same-store sales declines in the U.S., is once again looking to its international unit for growth.

Dillard's 4Q Profit Down 26 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/24/2014 07:18 am

Dillard's Inc. of Little Rock reports fourth-quarter profit of $119.1 million, down 26 percent from the same time last year.

It's Worth A Try (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 2/24/2014 12:00 am

When we look at manufacturing in our state, as we do in several stories this week, we have a fellow feeling, a special appreciation for other Arkansans who are adding value, who are making things. Especially because manufacturing in Arkansas has been on the ropes for a long time and isn't recovering the way we'd like to see.

USA Truck's New Management Navigates a Learning Curve

by Marty Cook 2/24/2014 12:00 am

Cliff Beckham is the chief financial officer at USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren, a company that certainly had an interesting 2013. The trucking company brought in a new CEO and several new executives, fought off — for the time being — a hostile takeover bid by a competitor and saw its fifth consecutive annual net loss.

Wal-Mart's Manufacturing Pledge Met With Hope, Skepticism

by Mark Friedman 2/24/2014 12:00 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s announcement in January 2013 that it would help resuscitate the U.S. manufacturing industry by buying an additional $50 billion worth of American-made items during the next decade has been met with skepticism and cheers.

Walmart Sales Grow Strong by the Minute

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/24/2014 12:00 am

You probably caught that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. released its financial results for the fiscal year that ended Jan. 31. The world's largest retailer reached a record-high $473.08 billion in sales.

Update: Windstream Cutting 400 Employees Companywide

by Luke Jones and Lance Turner 2/21/2014 01:17 pm

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock says it is cutting 400 employees companywide by March 3.

Windstream, FCC Reach Agreement on Dropped Calls

by Luke Jones 2/21/2014 11:09 am

The Federal Communications Commission and Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock have come to an agreement over complaints about frequently dropped calls throughout rural telephone networks.

First Federal Bancshares Plans Stock Buyback

by Gwen Moritz 2/20/2014 07:07 am

First Federal Bancshares of Arkansas Inc., the holding company for First Federal Bank of Harrison and prospective buyer of First National Bank of Hot Springs and Heritage Bank of Jonesboro, announces the buyback of up to $1 million worth of publicly traded stock.

Ethanol Station Sale Boosts Murphy USA 4Q Income

by Luke Jones 2/19/2014 04:14 pm

Murphy Oil USA Inc. today reported net income of $93.6 million for its fourth quarter of 2013, up from $19 million during the same quarter of 2012.