Bank of Ozarks leads as index climbs 1.27
The Arkansas Index, a price-weighted index that tracks the largest public companies based in the state, advanced 1.27 to 341.84 Friday.
Eleven stocks advanced and seven declined.
Bank of the Ozarks rose 3 percent on active volume.
America’s Car-Mart fell 2.9 percent in light trading.
For the week, 12 stocks rose and six fell.
Dillard’s had the best week, gaining 5.9 percent.
Bear State Financial fell 2.4 percent for the week.
Total volume for the index was 24.3 million shares. The average daily volume for the week was 23.7 million shares.
The index was developed by Bloomberg News and the Democrat-Gazette with a base value of 100 as of Dec. 30, 1997.