Several acquisition-minded national banks have made overtures to Mark Twain Bancshares, chairman Alvin J. Siteman of the St. Louis banking company said Tuesday at a New York investor conference.

The news sent Mark Twain's shares soaring initially, though the stock settled back slightly by the end of the trading day. The stock finished up 75 cents to close at $28.25, after being up by as much as $1.625.

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