Having cooled off in recent weeks, MBNA Corp. shares got a lift Tuesday when Goldman, Sachs & Co. added the banking company to its investment priority list.

Robert Hottensen, a Goldman Sachs analyst, had already recommended the shares. But MBNA was put on Goldman's focus list based on its prospects for market-share gains. In addition, Goldman said it expects MBNA to use its affinity-group ties, which are the basis of its credit card business, to market other products such as second mortgages and mutual funds.

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