Norwest Mortgage Co., which has just signed a deal to acquire most of Prudential Home Mortgage Corp., is coming off a big 1995.

The Des Moines-based unit of Norwest Corp. reported a record $33.9 billion of loan originations, compared with $24.9 billion in 1994. Earnings were $104.9 million, a 48% increase from $70.8 million the preceding year.

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