STOCK PRICE   52-WEEK 
                 7/17/95    HIGH     P/E     COMMENTS 
      AMSOUTH    36         37 1/4   16.1    Dominant Alabama bank with attrac-
      BANCORP                                tive holdings in fast-growing Florida 
      
      BANK OF    39 1/8     39 3/4   9.8     Notable franchise in consolidating 
      BOSTON                                 market; so far, hasn't  found a match 
      
      CHASE      51 1/8     55 3/4   9.7     Under pressure from rebellious 
      MANHATTAN                              investors to sell; a subject of 
                                             takeover rumors
      
      COMMERCE   32 1/4     32 1/4   11.0    Conservative bank in desirable 
      BANCSHARES                             Kansas City, Mo., market
      
      FIRST      37 3/4     38 1/8   10.6    Major player in often-overlooked 
      AMERICAN                               Nashville, a consolidating region
      
      MERIDIAN   37         38 1/2   13.1    Small Pennsylvania-based player in 
      BANCORP                                the heart of a merger-prone region
      
      SIGNET     25 1/4     25 5/8   10.7    Innovative midsize bank in over-
      BANKING                                banked Virginia
      
      UJB        33 5/8     36 1/4   12.2    Last midsize New Jersey 
      FINANCIAL                              independent
      
      DATA: CS FIRST BOSTON; JOHN HANCOCK REGIONAL BANK FUND; KEEFE, BRUYETTE & 
      WOODS;  UBS SECURITIES; BLOOMBERG FINANCIAL MARKETS 
      
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