Buoyed by the pending acquisition of Boston's Grove Bank, Massachusetts community bank and thrift stocks are rallying amid speculation about continuing takeovers.

Grove's stock price, which jumped 32% last week, heated up along with the stocks of five other banks and thrifts in the state. Among them, Sandwich Co-operative Bank, Andover Bancorp, and Abington Bancorp showed stock price percentage gains in the double digits since the Nov. 4 announcement of the Grove deal.

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