Dennis F. Shea, regional bank analyst with Morgan Stanley & Co., recommends that investors remember the three B's when buying bank stocks: BayBanks Inc., Boatmen's Bancshares Inc., and Bank of New York Co.

BayBanks and Bank of New York stand to benefit most from falling loan-loss provisions and other credit costs, while Boatmen's is a good bet to substantially boost revenues in the future, he said

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