Shares of Star Bancorp., Cincinnati, jumped $3, to 37, and led the gainers among bank stocks Thursday on the report that its rival and suitor, Fifth Third Bancorp, had sweetened its bid for the company. Shares of Fifths Third were unchanged at $42.50.

Other major gainers were Huntington Bancshares Inc., Columbus, Ohio, up $1.875, to $26; Old Kent Financial Corp., Grand Rapids, Mich., up $1.125, to $41.125; AmSouth Bancorp., Birmingham, Ala., up $1.125, to $29.75; Meridian Bancorp, Reading, Pa., up $1, to $27.125; and KeyCorp, Albany, N.Y., up 87.5 cents to $30.625.

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