Shares of Firstar Corp., 1998's biggest gainer among major bank stocks, stumbled out of the New Year's starting gate Monday after three generally friendly analysts said the price had gotten too high.

The stock closed at $90.8125, off $2.1875, after reports by Lori Appelbaum of Goldman, Sachs & Co., Fred Cummings of McDonald Investments, and Eric Rothmann of Stephens Inc.

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