The nation's top 100 banking companies piled up another $41 billion of aggregate market capitalization during the first quarter, continuing the industry's remarkable run-up in value.

Banks' steady earnings growth and lack of visible problems in a modestly growing economy, along with mergers and rumors of mergers, continued to attract investors.

Limited Time Offer

Save $400 off your subscription. Special offer ends April 30, 2017.

14-Day Free Trial

No credit card required. Complete access to articles, breaking news and industry data.