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  Mergers are not good for some banks

When Hancock acquired Whitney Bank Hancock's stock immediately dropped 5% and Whitney's stock increased in value 40%. Obviously the investing public recognized the premium that Hancock was paying and also recognized the acquisition, on top of Hancocks recent acquisition of People's First in an assisted merger of the troubled bank, indicates Hancock's management is not concerned about shareholder value.

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