You are so right about BBK being one of the few (only?) bank stocks to fully recover from the down market. Cannot answer question about Friday volume. Does seem strange that BBK stock has taken off and left the others behind. As we both know, this industry usually moves up and down together. It would not surprise me if a major announcement was imminent. This is not what you want, but maybe.
By the way, did your friend Dot buy the stock at age 29 or $29? LOL, you are the man.