Reversing a trend of the past two years, more mutual thrift companies are announcing plans to sell shares and convert to stock companies.

Analysts say a desire for capital to fuel expansion, pent-up investor demand and uncertainty about the future of the Office of Thrift Supervision, which oversees these companies, is driving the renewed appetite for conversions.

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