The value of bank stocks held by the industry's top 25 institutional investors rose 8.1% in the second quarter, according to an American Banker survey.

The top 25 increased their stake in bank stocks by $23 billion during the quarter, to $284 billion, the survey said, and holdings of the top 50 investors increased 6.8%, to $372 billion. (Tables appear on pages 35 and 36.)

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