WASHINGTON -- Banks could boost their stock prices by giving investors more information, according to a study released Wednesday by PricewaterhouseCoopers. Return on risk-adjusted capital, economic profit, market growth, and customer retention are key areas in which investors want more data, according to the report.

PricewaterhouseCoopers hired Market and Opinion Research International to survey executives at 39 banks in the United States, Europe, Canada, and Australia; 51 institutional investors in financial services stocks; and 39 sell-side bank analysts.

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