Bank rode a roller-coaster with the stock market last week, ending on Friday with an upward surge as value buyers moved in and fears about rising interest rates receded.

Building on their showing of last Wednesday - the American Banker index was up 2% while the overall market fell 0.09% - bank stocks went still higher after the Thanksgiving Day break. As the Dow Jones industrial average gained 33.64 points on Friday, to close at 3,708.27, only six of the top 50 banks saw their share prices decline.

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