Trading in the stock of American Savings of Florida F.S.B. resumed Friday, one day after it was suspended because of the company's merger discussions.

American Savings, with $3.2 billion of assets, said it asked Nasdaq to halt trading in its stock Thursday after the price had climbed to $19.50 a share, $1.75 above Wednesday's close, on "an inordinate increase in volume" of 2.7 million shares. American Savings has 11 million shares outstanding, but only 51% of that is held by the public.

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