Jon R. Burke admits he is probably the least numbers oriented bank analyst around.

"In most cases I've known the management of the banks I follow through several business cycles," said Mr. Burke, analyst with the Robinson-Humphrey Co. in Atlanta. "I've known the people running the company when they were just grunts."

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