Financial analysts from Merrill Lynch & Co. and Goldman, Sachs & Co. dominated the American Banker annual survey of Wall Street sharpshooters, who are selected for the accuracy of their earnings-per-share forecasts.

The top gun among money-center bank stock analysts last year was Merrill's Judah S. Kraushaar, and Goldman's Lori Appelbaum ranked highest among regional bank trackers.

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