Tagged: stephens inc.

Lawmakers to Hear More in Abshure, Stephens Conflict

by Gwen Moritz 1/13/2014 12:00 am

Arkansas Securities Commissioner Heath Abshure took heat from legislators for more than an hour last week, but threatening weather forced the Joint Performance Review Committee to recess before any other witnesses could be heard.

Big Investor Bets on Car-Mart’s Success

by Marty Cook 1/6/2014 12:00 am

Several analysts have downgraded shares of America’s Car-Mart Inc. after the Bentonville used-car seller reported quarterly earnings in November. But not all investors listen to analysts. One of the company’s major stockholders has purchased an additional 300,000-plus shares.

Teamsters Deal Brings Flexibility, Value to ABF

by Marty Cook 12/9/2013 12:00 am

While analysts say it will take awhile for ABF Freight System Inc. to fully realize the benefits of its five-year labor agreement with the Teamsters, the deal is already going over well on Wall Street.

State Securities Regulator Heath Abshure Disputes Ethics Complaint by Stephens Inc.

by Gwen Moritz 12/2/2013 12:00 am

Stephens Inc. of Little Rock has accused Arkansas Securities Commissioner Heath Abshure of illegally steering more than $170,000 to his “favorite charities” and of retaliating when Stephens refused to make such a donation while negotiating a recent settlement.

FCC Approves AT&T's $780M Purchase of Alltel Assets

by Lance Turner 9/20/2013 4:15 pm

The Federal Communications Commission approves, with certain conditions, AT&T's $780 million purchase of the Alltel assets operated by Allied Wireless Communications Corp. of Little Rock.

Stephens Inc. Fined $25,000 by State Regulator

by Gwen Moritz 8/22/2013 4:23 pm

Arkansas Securities Commissioner Heath Abshure fines Stephens Inc. $25,000 for failing to properly supervise agents who sold leveraged and inverse exchanged traded funds in 2008 and 2009.

Stephens Named Advisory Manager for Vanguard Fund

by Gwen Moritz 8/20/2013 9:10 am

Stephens Investment Management Group LLC, the Houston-based mutual money-management division of Stephens Inc. of Little Rock, has been hired as an advisor to the $11.4 billion Vanguard Explorer Fund.

Arkansas Ranked Twice in Forbes' Business List

by Luke Jones 8/9/2013 11:45 am

Forbes Magazine this week ranked two Arkansas regions on its list of "Best Places for Business and Careers."

Texarkana's Truman Arnold Cos. Off Largest Private Companies List After Execs Move to Dallas

by Gwen Moritz 5/20/2013 12:00 am

Truman Arnold Cos. worked its way up to No. 1 for the first time in 2001 and held that position most years since then. But their subtraction from the 2013 list means Stephens Inc. is on top of Arkansas Business' list of top private firms.

Windstream Works to Upgrade As FCC Finds Broadband Lacking

by Luke Jones 5/13/2013 12:00 am

With its new status as a Fortune 500 company, Windstream Corp. looks to keep up its $6.16 billion in revenue. The Federal Communications Commission weighs in to say Windstream broadband could use some improvement.

Dillard’s Pay To Stephens’ Firms Up 16.7%

by Kate Knable 4/15/2013 12:00 am

Dillard’s Inc. paid $4.1 million for advertising to media companies associated with Warren Stephens of Little Rock for its fiscal year that ended Feb. 2, an increase of 16.7 percent over the previous year.

Riley Sells Athletic Clubs to Stephens Inc. Interests

by Jan Cottingham 4/1/2013 2:51 pm

Pat Riley Jr., owner of four central Arkansas athletic clubs, says he has sold the clubs to an ownership group of Stephens Inc. executives.

Video: The Arkansas Business Week in Review

by Lance Turner 1/5/2013 8:38 am

A quick look back at the business week that was in Arkansas.

Middleby Buys Viking Range From Stephenses for $380M

by Associated Press 1/2/2013 8:45 am

Food service equipment maker Middleby Corp. has bought Mississippi-based oven and kitchen appliance maker Viking Range Corp. for $380 million. All Viking's past shareholders were individuals who were affiliated with Stephens Inc., The Stephens Group of Little Rock or Viking.

Acadia Healthcare to Buy AmiCare Behavioral Centers of Fayetteville for $113 Million

by Lance Turner 11/27/2012 8:33 am

Acadia Healthcare Co. Inc. of Franklin, Tenn., is buying AmiCare Behavioral Centers LLC of Fayetteville. It's one of two purchases the publicly traded company announced on Tuesday.

Friday Marks 25th Anniversary of Markle Murders (Slideshow)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/16/2012 8:58 am

Friday is the 25th anniversary of one of the strangest business-related crimes in Arkansas history: the Markle murders. Ten years ago, Arkansas Business Editor Gwen Moritz wrote a "Fifth Monday" feature recounting the case as its 15th anniversary approached.

Improved Market Results in Larger List of State's Top Stockholders

by Gwen Moritz 10/29/2012 12:00 am

The list of Arkansans with publicly disclosed stock holdings valued at more than $1 million grows from 93 names last year to 102 this year. Big winners on this year's list include the Stephens and Dillard families.

Warren Stephens on His Uncle Witt, 'A Great Salesman'

by Lance Turner 7/5/2012 1:50 pm

Warren Stephens of Stephens Inc. of Little Rock talks to the Wall Street Journal about his uncle Witt, who started the legendary Arkansas investment firm.

Warren Stephens: Inside the Wal-Mart Culture

by Gwen Moritz 7/2/2012 12:00 am

Wal-Mart's corporate culture has kept alive Sam Walton's style of frugality.

Wal-Mart Big for Stephens, Bigger for Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/2/2012 12:00 am

Wal-Mart long ago outgrew any need for the Little Rock investment bank that took it public in 1970, and that initial offering was so small as to be unthinkable today. But Wal-Mart boosted Stephens Inc.’s cachet considerably, and its importance to the state of Arkansas has been immeasurable, according to Stephens CEO Warren Stephens.