Many major bank stocks gained ground on Monday, including Crestar Financial Corp., up $1.125 to $42.375, and Wells Fargo & Co., up $2 to $121.125 in late trading.

Also ahead were Signet Banking Corp., up 75 cents to $31.875, First Chicago Corp., up 75 cents to $46.125, Keycorp, up 50 cents to $38.25, and Chase Manhattan Corp., up 50 cents to $36.375.

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