BUZZ-Boston Private: Potential acquisition target
** Regional bank company's shares jump +18 pct and among top NASDAQ Composite gainers on takeover speculation
** Royal Bank of Canada and CIBC looked at BPFH as potential acquisition target, according to people familiar with the matter, WSJ reports - WSJ (on.wsj.com/1Aw39Mu)
** WSJ says unable to confirm if BPFH is running an active auction process
** Stock having best day since September 2009, trades 8x average 30-day volume
** Up to Wednesday's close, shares had fallen 10 pct since company reported 4Q 2014 results below estimates on Jan 21
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