Mark Twain Bancshares stock surged Tuesday after the St. Louis holding company announced a plan to list its stock on the New York Stock Exchange.

Mark Twain, which trades on the Nasdaq system, rose 87.5 cents, to $37.875 a share on a day when bank stocks generally continued to lose ground. The Standard & Poor's bank index fell 0.02%, as investors took profits on banks' record-breaking rally last week. The Dow Jones industrial average rose, by 0.38%, as did the S&P 500, up 0.33%.

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