Regional banks are readying common stock offerings to build capital ratios and create acquisition war chests.

In the past two weeks, registration statements for offerings totaling $150 million have been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission by UJB Financial Corp., Princeton, N.J., South Trust Corp., Birmingham, Ala.; and First American Corp., Nashville.

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