Parkvale Financial Corp.'s red hot stock has cooled off after it soared 10 1/2 points in an hour's worth of trading last month on news that it was a prime acquisition target.

The Monroeville, Pa.-based institution's stock hit $44.50 a share on Oct. 18 for several minutes, up from $34 a share the Friday before. The stampede was spurred by an article in Barron's that touted the $886 million-asset thrift as a prime takeover candidate.

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