Bear State 1Q Profit Up 48 Percent by Lance Turner Posted 4/20/2017 07:44 am Updated 4 months ago Bear State Financial Inc. of Little Rock reported Thursday first-quarter earnings of $4.9 million, up 48 percent from the same quarter last year. Want the Full Article? Get Unlimited Archive Access for $19.95 per Year Readers must pay to access stories older than 15 days. Purchase Now Already have archive access? Login to view this article.