Tagged: stephens inc.

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.

Wal-Mart IPO Set the Stage for Global Expansion

by George Waldon 7/2/2012 12:00 am

In preparation for the IPO, a hodge-podge of ownership interests in different stores was consolidated under one corporate banner: Wal-Mart Stores Inc. The corporation represented the merger of 78 partners that owned pieces of 32 stores, with the Walton family owning a majority stake in each. The stores also were a mixed bag of Wal-Mart Discount City, Ben Franklin, Walton’s Family Center and Ben Franklin Family Center.

Revenue at Largest Private Companies Ranges From $80 Million to $3 Billion

by Gwen Moritz 5/21/2012 12:00 am

Truman Arnold Cos. returned to the top of Arkansas Business' annual list of the state's largest private companies last year and remains there with 2011 annual revenue that is more than double the next-highest confirmed figure on the list.