With an eye toward providing shareholders a more liquid stock, the largest community bank in Houston last week went public.

Southwest Bancorp., which has $913 million of assets as of Sept. 30, raised about $20 million in its Jan. 29 initial public offering. The stock opened at $16.50 a share, briefly hit $19.75, then settled at $18.

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