Bank stocks took another beating Thursday as investors continued to unload shares amid uncertainty about banks' earnings prospects.

"Get out your tourniquet," said one analyst, as blood-red numbers flashed across his trading screen, indicating the fourth straight day of severe declines in bank stock prices.

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