Archive for the ‘Public Companies’ Category

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Cal-Maine Foods is country’s largest producer of eggs

by Published: April 21,2014

Tags: Business, eggs, Mississippi, Public Companies

Cal-Maine Foods, based in Jackson, is one of Mississippi’s leading business success stories. It began in 1957 when Fred Adams became involved with broiler and egg production and started Adam Enterprises. The 1969 merger with Dairy Fresh of California and Maine Egg Farm formed Cal-Maine with 14 locations. Since that time, Cal-Maine Foods has grown […] [...]

Sanderson Farms is third-largest poultry producer in U.S.

by Published: April 21,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, PGA, private companies, Sanderson Farms

Sanderson Farms has grown from a small farm supply store in Laurel to a large publicly-traded company that makes Mississippi proud. The company is now the country’s third-largest poultry producer with 11,700 employees and 800 chicken growers across five states. It’s still headquartered in Laurel where D.R. Sanderson, D.R. Sanderson Jr. and Joe Frank Sanderson […] [...]

When governor asked, Sanderson Farms agreed to back pro tournament for this year

by Published: April 12,2013

Tags: golf tournament, Phil Bryant, Sanderson Farms

When Mississippi was at risk of losing a big, revenue-generating golf tournament, Sanderson Farms stepped up to accept the sponsorship and keep it going. The Sanderson Farms Championship is the new name of the tournament formerly known as the Viking Classic. The tournament will be played July 18-20 at Annandale Country Club in Madison. “When […] [...]

BancorpSouth CEO credits decades of leadership, innovation to bank’s 135-year history

by Published: April 12,2013

Tags: BancorpSouth, banking, Dan Rollins, Public Companies

From a humble beginning as a small bank in a hardware store in Verona, BancorpSouth has grown into a regional financial holding company with $13.4 billion in assets and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. The Mississippi company began trading under the symbol BOMS on NASDAQ in 1985. Since 1997 it has traded […] [...]

Legislation, weak economy make it difficult for Mississippi companies to go public

The last Mississippi company to go public was The First Bancshares Inc. in 1996. Only four Mississippi-based companies have gone public since 1950. And since the 1990s, the number of public companies in Mississippi has dropped a significant amount. Experts say the reason more companies in Mississippi and elsewhere in the country aren’t going public […] [...]

New “Jumpstart” Act lets start-ups increase investors without SEC filing rules

by Published: April 8,2012

Tags: Barack Obama, JOBS Acts, Jones Day, Jumpstart Act

Want your company to stay private? Congress and the White House have teamed up to help you do just that. In a rare bit of non-partisan unity, Congress ended March with passage of the so-called JOBS Act, or what is officially the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act. The measure won support from both Democrats and […] [...]

GreenTech’s MyCar dream set for reality

by Published: July 17,2011

Tags: GreenTech Automotive, Horn Lake, MyCar

GreenTech Automotive is on schedule to begin production of the MyCar at the old Dover Elevator Building in Horn Lake by the end of the third quarter. And Lyn Arnold, president and CEO of the Tunica County Chamber of Commerce, told the Mississippi Business Journal in an interview last week that she hopes an announcement […] [...]

One trial down, at least one to go

In late June, a trial wrapped up in Hinds County Chancery Court in which Trustmark National Bank defended itself against allegations of mismanaging a trust account by doling out $1.7 million in improper payments to one of its beneficiaries. It’s one of three active cases the Mississippi Business Journal was able to confirm that featured […] [...]

Highest Paid CEOs of Mississippi-based Public Companies

by Published: July 17,2011

Tags: Highest Paid CEOs, Public Companies

Joe Sanderson Jr. (Sanderson Farms Inc.) $1,213,152 Aubrey Patterson (BancorpSouth) $803,088 Richard Hickson (Trustmark Corporation, ret.) $750,000 Steven Rogers (Parkway Properties Inc.) $544,000 David Hoster (EastGroup Properties Inc.) $525,000 Fred Callon (Callon Petroleum) $464,520 Carl Chaney/John Hairston (Hancock Bank) $432,000 E. Robinson McGraw (Renasant Bank) $410,000 Hugh Potts (First M&F Corporation) $288,750 Chevis Swetman (Peoples […] [...]

Seeing the light at the end of the tunnel

by Published: April 4,2010

Tags: Parkway, Public Companies, real estate

Parkway stocks are trading at $19, up from a low of $9, a sign, it says, of better times to come Mississippi’s two publically-traded real estate companies, Parkway Properties and EastGroup Properties, can see the light at the end of the recession’s tunnel, executives at both companies say. “If you look at the meltdown that […] [...]

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