WASHINGTON — The announcement next week of stress test results for the 19 largest banking companies is not likely to be as dramatic as many expect.

Though there are rumors to the contrary, roughly two-thirds of the companies effectively passed the test and will not require additional capital, according to sources. Among those that do need a bigger capital buffer, only a few will actually require more funds from the Treasury Department's Troubled Asset Relief Program.

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