Banks are preparing to stockpile ammunition for the next acquisition wave.

Huntington Bancshares, KeyCorp, Mellon Bank Corp., and SunTrust Banks Inc. are among those taking steps to issue more common stock, which could be used to make purchases or ward off takeovers.

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