WASHINGTON - Banco Santander S.A. said it raised its stake in First Fidelity Bancorp. of New Jersey to 26.6%.

In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Spanish bank said it bought 823,740 common shares between Feb. 13 and March 6 at prices between $48.02 and $50.19. It now holds 21,385,653 shares.

Subscribe Now

Access to authoritative analysis and perspective and our data-driven report series.

14-Day Free Trial

No credit card required. Complete access to articles, breaking news and industry data.