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The Dillard’s headquarters in Little Rock, backing up to the Arkansas River. The company’s shares have hit historic highs despite worries about a COVID variant’s disruptive potential and the fact that mall vacancies hit an all-time high in the first quarter, 11.4%.
Public Companies / Retail

Dillard’s Announces $15 Special Dividend; Family’s Sum Nearly $113M

The company said the dividend is meant to thank shareholders for their support, but it will also result in a hefty payout for the Dillard family. read more >
Rob Walton, Jim Walton and Alice Walton present the Entrepreneur of the Year award at the 2019 Walmart shareholders meeting in Fayetteville.
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Arkansas’ Top Stockholders: 2020 Very Good for Walton Family Fortune

Arkansas’ richest family has had a good year financially. The heirs of Sam Walton own publicly traded stock valued collectively at more than $205 billion. read more >
Dillard's Inc. CEO William Dillard II said the company is confident going into the holiday sales season.
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Dillard’s Touts Shareholder Returns at Annual Meeting

Between 2007-17, Dillard’s Inc. has done more than $3 billion in dividends and stock buybacks, CEO William Dillard II said Saturday. read more >
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Dillard’s 3Q Net Income Down 17 Percent; Same-Store Sales Down 4 Percent

Dillard's Inc. of Little Rock is the latest retailer to report disappointing earnings ahead of the holiday shopping season. Shares ended the day down 6 percent. read more >
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Dillard Siblings Realize $100 Million From Stock Options in 2012

Dillard's CEO William Dillard II and his brother, company President Alex Dillard, each realized $31.1 million from exercising stock options last year, while brother Mike and sister Drue Matheny realized $18.8 million each. read more >
Public Companies / Retail

Alexa Dillard, Widow of Dillard’s Founder, Dies

Alexa Latimer Dillard, the widow of Dillard's Inc. founder William T. Dillard and mother of top leaders in the retail chain, has died. She was 96. read more >
Our annual look at Arkansas’ top stockholders is accompanied by closer studies of stock trends for the transportation, retail, banking and tech sectors.
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Improved Market Results in Larger List of State’s Top Stockholders

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. read more >