Arkansas Best freezes nonunion pensions
Fort Smith-based Arkansas Best Corp. says it is freezing its pension plan for employees who are not in a union.
Tue May 14, 2013
YRC, ABF execs explain proposed merger to employees
Executives at YRC Worldwide Inc. and ABF Freight System Inc. sent official letters to their employees Thursday explaining their reasons for attempting to buy ABF and subsequently rejecting ABF's offer.
Mon May 13, 2013
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Sun May 12, 2013
Arkansas Best Corp Upgraded to "Buy" at Deutsche Bank
The firm currently has a $14.25 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $11.00. The analysts wrote, "We are upgrading shares of ABFS to Buy this morning as its tentative agreement with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters removes a big uncertainty in the shares that we believe will provide the basis for strong margin ... (more)
Fri May 10, 2013
Heavy Duty Trucking
Teamsters Blast YRC, ABF Over Talks
Teamsters Union President James Hoffa Friday had some harsh words for LTL giant YRC Worldwide following news that it tried to purchase competitor Arkansas Best, which owns ABF.
The Kansas City Star
Trucking giant YRC traveling carefully in pursuit o f Arkansas Best
About 150 investigators — on foot, horseback and all-terrain vehicles — combed rural Franklin County farmland Thursday looking for the child, whom investigators believe is dead.
The Washington Post
YRC Weighing Arkansas Best Pledges No Repeat of Merger Woes
YRC Worldwide Inc.'s possible revival of a spurned bid for trucker Arkansas Best Corp.
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Arkansas Best Corp Rating Increased to Buy at Citigroup
A number of other firms have also recently commented on ABFS. Analysts at Deutsche Bank raised their price target on shares of Arkansas Best Corp from $11.00 to $20.00 in a research note to investors on Tuesday.
Thu May 09, 2013
The Kansas City Star
Biggest percentage gainers: YRC, DST
YRC, the Overland Park-based trucker, said earlier Thursday that it was still interested in pursuing a buyout of Arkansas Best, the Fort Smith, Ark.-based trucker.
The City Wire
Report: YRC made bid to acquire ABF Freight
The company that is a target of a $750 million lawsuit filed by Fort Smith-based Arkansas Best Corp.
Wed May 08, 2013
Gering Convention and Visitors Bureau hosts "Tourism Rally Luncheon" to show thanks
Karla Niedan-Streeks, the bureau's Executive Director, says the annual luncheon is a way for them to give back to the workers who are the backbone of the tourism industry.
May kicks off "Nebraska Beef Month"
Nutrition Specialist Lisa Franzen-Castle, with the University of Nebraska Lincoln's Extension Center says beef can make meals tasty and healthy, with some thought and planning.
May proclaimed as Foster Care Month
Foster parents and foster children from around the panhandle gathered at Gering city hall to hear Mayor Edwin Mayo's proclamation.
Box Butte County home of new livestock barn
The old three individual barns, were at least 60 years old and 4H Coordinator Deb Kraenow says they were deteriorating.
Tue May 07, 2013
Arkansas Best Corp PT Raised to $20.00
Arkansas Best Corp traded up 1.77% on Tuesday, hitting $14.99. Arkansas Best Corp has a 52-week low of $6.43 and a 52-week high of $18.18. The stock's 50-day moving average is currently $11.47. The company's market cap is $384.2 million.
Mon May 06, 2013
Monday Sector Leaders: Trucking, Computer Peripherals
In trading on Monday, trucking shares were relative leaders, up on the day by about 4.8%. Leading the group were shares of Arkansas Best , up about 28.4% and shares of YRC Worldwide up about 21.3% on the day.
The City Wire
A ratified labor deal could boost ABF stock price
A recently announced labor contract between ABF Freight System and the Teamsters could improve the trucking company's bottom line as early as the third quarter if it is ratified by union members, according to a research note from Stephens Inc.
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