Tagged: stephens inc.

Update: Little Rock Board Votes on Next Steps for Tech Park

by Lance Turner 7/22/2015 10:27 am

The Little Rock Board of Directors voted Tuesday to provide $6.6 million in sales tax proceeds to the Little Rock Tech Park so it can purchase properties along Main Street for its permanent home.

USA Truck Making Best Of Leadership Change

by Marty Cook 7/20/2015 12:00 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren may be in the best possible circumstances to handle the recent resignation of its top executive because of health issues.

Big Companies, Big Revenue: 75 Largest Private Companies in Arkansas Bring In $32.8B

by Gwen Moritz 5/25/2015 12:00 am

The 75 largest private companies in Arkansas generated total revenue — self-reported and estimated — of $32.8 billion in their most recent fiscal years, up nearly 7 percent in a year.

Warren Stephens Bets on Startup Roadie Shipping Network

by Jan Cottingham 4/27/2015 12:00 am

Roadie uses the excess capacity of passenger vehicles already on the road to move packages from one point to another. The Roadie mobile app connects drivers with people who need to ship goods to where those drivers are already headed.

Stephens Inc. Hires 5 From Sterne Agee

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/13/2015 10:12 am

Stephens Inc. of Little Rock said Friday that it will hire five managing directors from the Depository Investment Banking Group of Sterne Agee.

Tour Little Rock: Discover These 11 Unique Places

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/9/2015 12:00 am

You'll find education, the arts and defenders of the nation feel right at home in Little Rock.

Dennis Hunt To Manage Public Finance Division at Stephens Inc.

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/16/2015 12:00 am

Dennis Hunt has been named executive vice president and manager of Stephens Inc.’s public finance division in Little Rock. He succeeds Mark McBryde, who is stepping down after serving 20 years in the position.

Arkansas' Biggest Deals of 2014 Soar While Value Slips

by Jan Cottingham 1/26/2015 12:00 am

The mergers and acquisitions spigots were opened wide last year in Arkansas. The number of big deals — those valued at $9 million or more — soared 38 percent, increasing to 101 in 2014 compared with 73 in 2013.

America’s Car-Mart Adds Kenny Gunderman to Board

by Marty Cook 7/30/2014 2:42 pm

America’s Car-Mart Inc. of Bentonville adds Kenny Gunderman to its board of directors at the company’s shareholders meeting Wednesday.

Four Join List of 75 Largest Private Companies in Arkansas

by Gwen Moritz 5/26/2014 12:00 am

The 75 largest private companies in Arkansas generated total revenue — self-reported and estimated — of $31.15 billion in their most recent fiscal years, and the price of entry to the list was $88.8 million.

Finding Truck Drivers Remains a Tough Job

by Marty Cook 5/12/2014 12:00 am

Driver recruiting and retention — we’ll lump them together as one entity — is one of the biggest challenges facing the industry. Recent federal regulations with strict guidelines regarding drive and break times only complicate trucking companies’ ability to attract and keep drivers, officials said.

Bank of the Ozark's $216M Acquisition Nears Its Summit

by George Waldon 5/12/2014 12:00 am

The pending acquisition of Summit Bancorp Inc. of Arkadelphia by Bank of the Ozarks Inc. of Little Rock is heading into the station. Since the Jan. 30 announcement, the approval process has moved at a rapid clip.

15 Years Later, Shocking Markle Murder-Suicide Case Fades From View

by Gwen Moritz 3/31/2014 12:00 am

But as the 15th anniversary of the deaths of John, Christina, Amy and Suzanne Markle nears, the only lingering attention comes from a handful of conspiracy theorists who insinuate — but never quite allege — that Bill Clinton or Jack and Witt Stephens may have been involved in the annihilation of the prosperous Little Rock family.

Oily Deals: Pattern Emerging in Questionable Arkoma Gas Transactions

by Wythe Walker Jr. and David F. Kern 3/31/2014 12:00 am

Jerry Jones has always pleaded innocent in the controversial 1982 Arkla-Arkoma gas deal, a deal worth at least $174.8 million when the final numbers were tallied last fall. This January, a ratepayers’ class-action suit declared the deal an insider’s rip-off for Arkansas gas consumers who got stuck with an $80 million overcharge bill that went straight into Jones’ bulging bank account.

Stephens Takes Second Helpings of Chuy's Mexican

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/17/2014 12:00 am

Warren Stephens has expressed confidence in the continuing financial success of Chuy’s Holdings Inc., owner of 46 full-service Chuy’s Mexican restaurants in 13 states, including an outpost at 16001 Chenal Parkway in Little Rock.

Proposed Change in State Securities Law Out of Step With Neighboring States

by George Waldon 3/10/2014 12:00 am

Arbitration clauses and courtroom avoidance are common in the securities business. That norm stands in contrast to a not-so-modest proposal by Stephens Inc. to go straight to a judge to rule on enforcement actions by the Arkansas Securities Department.

Rogue Broker at Stephens Inc. Caused Penalty, $1.9M Claim

by George Waldon 2/17/2014 12:00 am

Lost in the political fracas between the Arkansas Securities Department and Stephens Inc. is the event that started it all: a customer complaint against a former Stephens stockbroker, William Wayne LaRue.

Stephens Inc. Asks Legislators to Consider Changes to Securities Law

by Gwen Moritz 1/22/2014 5:10 pm

Stephens Inc. of Little Rock suggests changes to state law that would, among other things, move all state securities enforcement actions into the court system. The investment firm made its suggestions in a legislative hearing about its grievance against state Securities Commissioner Heath Abshure.

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.