The market value of the nation's 100 largest banking companies soared 52.7% last year, capping an extraordinary half-decade of growth in value for the industry's leaders.

Reflecting 1995's running of the bulls on Wall Street, the market capitalization of the top 100 expanded to just under $400 billion - $399.8 billion, to be exact - by yearend.

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