Public Companies Archive

ArcBest to Move to Former Ozark Natural Foods Site

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/15/2019 04:50 pm

ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith will move its northwest Arkansas operations to a leased portion of the former building occupied by Ozark Natural Foods in Fayetteville.

America's Car-Mart Starts Year Strong

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/15/2019 04:23 pm

America's Car-Mart Inc. of Bentonville reported revenue of $171.8 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2020 on Thursday.

Dillard's Reports $40.7M 2Q Loss; Same-Store Sales Down 2%

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 8/15/2019 04:00 pm

Dillard's Inc. of Little Rock on Thursday reported a second-quarter net loss of $40.7 million, or $1.59 per share, compared to a net loss of $2.9 million, or 10 cents per share, in the same quarter of last year.

Walmart Beats 2Q Expectations, CEO Backs New Look at Assault Weapons Ban

by Lance Turner 8/15/2019 06:43 am

Walmart Inc. of Bentonville on Thursday turned in second-quarter earnings that beat analysts' expectations and included a 37% increase in e-commerce sales the retailer said was powered by grocery purchases.

Walmart Celebrates New Contact Center in Springdale

by Marty Cook 8/14/2019 05:31 pm

Walmart Inc. of Bentonville held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to christen its new contact center at the site of a former Sam's Club on South Thompson Street in Springdale.

Noelle O'Mara to Lead Tyson's $9B Prepared Foods Business

by Lance Turner 8/13/2019 06:09 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale on Monday named its chief marketing officer, Noelle O'Mara, to lead its prepared foods business.

Bill Simon's Plane Parachuting on Pickup Prompts Complaint

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/12/2019 12:00 am

Who knew that an airplane parachuting onto a pickup truck in Fayetteville traffic could cause such a fuss?

Top Stockholders in Arkansas Buoyed by Runup in Markets

by Gwen Moritz 8/12/2019 12:00 am

It's been almost two years since Arkansas Business listed the state's top stockholders based on the value of publicly disclosed stock. Since then, the Walton family's fortune — the part disclosed publicly — has increased by more than $20 billion.

Unemployment Rates Trend Lower in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/12/2019 12:00 am

The unemployment rates in most of Arkansas' metro areas continued to move downward or stay stable in June, with Fayetteville, Jonesboro, Little Rock and Texarkana seeing declines.

USA Truck's $1,000 Profit Worth Bragging About

by Marty Cook 8/12/2019 12:00 am

When a public company reports a whopping $1,000 in quarterly profits, as USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren did in late July, it isn't really something that executives will cut out and paste on the lunchroom refrigerator.

Will Fortune Favor the Future of News?

by Kyle Massey 8/12/2019 12:00 am

Democrat-Gazette Publisher Walter Hussman has staked his paper's future on readers taking the iPad path to daily news. That change in our reading habits have coincided with another sign of the apocalypse for daily papers, the $1.4 billion merger of America's two largest newspaper chains, Gannett and GateHouse.

Walmart Pulls Violent Game Displays; No Change on Gun Sales

by Associated Press 8/9/2019 10:47 am

Walmart is removing from its stores nationwide signs, displays or videos that depict violence following a mass shooting at one of its stores in Texas, though it has not changed its policy on gun sales.

Windstream Cites Consumer Broadband Growth in 2Q

by Lance Turner and Sarah Campbell-Miller 8/8/2019 02:52 pm

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock reported second-quarter results, boasting growth in consumer broadband subscribers but declining to release net income and revenue figures under generally accepted accounting principles.

New Tyson Foods Center Aims for Manufacturing Breakthroughs

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/8/2019 01:36 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale officially opens a new 26,000-SF facility to help the company develop more automation and robotics for its food production plants.

Murphy Oil Reports Revenue Gain, 2Q Adjusted Income of $36M

by Kyle Massey 8/8/2019 11:09 am

Murphy Oil Corp. reports better-than-expected second-quarter earnings, including an 82% revenue gain over results from the same quarter last year.

Walmart Wrestles With How to Respond to Active Shooters

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 8/6/2019 08:42 am

Like most retailers, Walmart is accustomed to the everyday dealings of shoplifters. Now, it's confronting a bigger threat: active shooters.

Trump Accuses China of Manipulating Currency as Yuan Weakens

by Associated Press 8/5/2019 11:33 am

The prospect of heightened U.S.-China trade tension sent the Dow Jones industrial average tumbling more than 590 points in midmorning trading.

Tyson Foods' 3Q EPS Meets Analysts' Expectations

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/5/2019 06:46 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale on Monday reported third-quarter net income of $676 million, up from $541 million in the same quarter of last year.

Walmart CEO Doug McMillon Leads List of Public Companies Executive Compensation

by Gwen Moritz 8/5/2019 12:00 am

The number of publicly traded companies in Arkansas is stable this year thanks to a couple of small IPOs and the federal government shutdown late last year, and Walmart executives continue to dominate the list of highest paid executives.

Inuvo Acquisition Called Off, Shutdown Blamed

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 8/5/2019 12:00 am

ConversionPoint Technologies Inc. of Newport Beach, California, announced last fall that it would pay $75 million for the Little Rock marketing company. But the deal unraveled in June.