In the latest installment of a long-running industry debate, a Wall Street analyst is reasserting the once-familiar stance that bigger banks are not necessarily better banks.

Midsize banks are much more efficient than their larger counterparts, contends Sean J. Ryan of Bear, Stearns & Co., New York, citing data from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

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