Tagged: first state bank

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.

Return on Equity: Top 14 Performers Dot Arkansas

by George Waldon 3/30/2015 12:00 am

Fourteen lenders based in Arkansas produced returns on equity (ROE) that topped 13 percent during 2014. The banks were scattered across the state and represented some of the largest and smallest financial institutions.

Young Professionals at a Premium in Rural Areas

by Luke Jones 9/24/2012 12:00 am

With national unemployment at 8.3 percent and the statewide rate at 7.3 percent, it's easy to believe that there must be thousands of young professionals desperate for jobs all across the state. Not quite.


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