With H.F. Ahmanson & Co.'s sweetened bid for Great Western Financial Corp. in hand, investors Tuesday were getting down to the tricky business of determining where their own interests lie.

Based on Tuesday stock prices, Ahmanson's hostile bid and Washington Mutual Inc.'s friendly offer were in a virtual dead heat in terms of value.

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