Not content to wait for the news to get around, Princeton, N.J.-based Carnegie Bancorp trumpeted in a press release Jan. 3 it was "pleased to announce" that brokerage firm Janney Montgomery Scott Inc. had issued a "buy" recommendation for the company's stock.

And as if such an announcement by a bank weren't unusual enough, Carnegie was considerate enough to enclose a copy of the Dec. 15 report with the announcement.

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