First Federal Bancshares of Arkansas, Inc., (NASDAQ: FFBH) is now Bear State Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSF).
In the spring of 1996, First Federal Bank converted from a mutually owned to a publicly owned financial institution. First Federal Bancshares of Arkansas, Inc., was formed as the holding company for the Bank, and the stock has been traded on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol FFBH. On May 3, 2011, Bear State Financial Holdings made a $46.3 million investment in the Company to recapitalize First Federal Bank. Company Chairman Richard N. Massey led the Bear State group, which brought a new management team to the Bank. In June 2014, First Federal Bancshares of Arkansas, Inc. changed its name to Bear State Financial, Inc. (BSF). Bear State Financial is the parent company for Bear State Bank.
|1/19/2017||Bear State Financial, Inc. Announces Full Year 2016 Earnings|
|1/18/2017||Bear State Financial, Inc. Announces Promotion of Matt Machen to Chief Executive Officer|
|1/18/2017||Bear State Financial, Inc. to Increase Quarterly Cash Dividend by 20 Percent|
|10/20/2016||Bear State Financial, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2016 Earnings - Surpasses $2 Billion in Assets|
|10/19/2016||Bear State Financial, Inc. Announces Third Quarter Cash Dividend|
Bear State Financial, Inc.,
900 South Shackleford Road,
Little Rock, AR 72211
211 Quality Circle Suite 210
College Station, TX 77845