RANKED BY PRICE/EARNINGS RATIO
P/E
Rank
Overall
Rank
Company Name, Headquarters P/E Ratio
1 93 Berkshire Hathaway, Omaha 64.1
2 2 Charles Schwab Corp., San Francisco 52.1
3 20 Northern Trust Corp., Chicago 34.7
4 48 American International Group, New York 31.5
5 8 State Street Corp., Boston 28.7
6 49 Marsh & McLennan Cos., New York 25.7
7 17 American Express Co., New York 24.8
8 94 Cincinnati Financial Corp., Fairfield, OH 23.9
9 35 Fifth Third Bancorp, Cincinnati 23.1
10 7 Bank of New York Co., New York 21.9
11 22 Synovus Financial Corp., Columbus, GA 21.8
12 5 Capital One Fin'l Corp., Falls Church, VA 20.7
13 32 AFLAC Inc., Columbus, GA 19.6
14 100 CNA Financial Corp., Chicago 18.9
15 13 Citigroup, New York 18.2
16 6 MBNA Corp., Wilmington, DE 17.7
17 42 Wells Fargo & Co., San Francisco 16.9
18 3 Morgan Stanley Dean Witter & Co., New York 16.6
19 1 Providian Financial Corp., San Francisco 16.2
20 91 Chubb Corp., Warren, NJ 16.1
21 97 SAFECO Corp., Seattle 15.9
22 16 Mellon Financial Corp., Pittsburgh 15.8
23 30 Marshall & Ilsley Corp., Milwaukee 15.8
24 82 Firstar Corp., Milwaukee 15.7
25 10 Merrill Lynch & Co., New York 15.5
26 39 Jefferson-Pilot Corp., Greensboro, NC 14.9
27 89 Aon Corp., Chicago 14.4
28 57 Zions Bancorp, Salt Lake City 14.1
29 11 Chase Manhattan Corp., New York 13.7
30 26 AXA Financial, New York 13.6
31 36 BB&T Corp., Winston-Salem, NC 13.5
32 37 Old Kent Financial Corp., Grand Rapids, MI 13.4
33 66 SunTrust Banks, Atlanta 13.4
34 67 Bank One Corp., Chicago 13
35 54 J.P. Morgan & Co., New York 12.9
36 34 M&T Bank Corp., Buffalo, NY 12.7
37 15 Hartford Life Inc., Simsbury, CT 12.6
38 50 Wachovia Corp., Winston-Salem, NC 12.5
39 92 CIGNA Corp., Philadelphia 12.3
40 61 Hartford Fin'l Services Group, Hartford, CT 12.1
41 81 St. Paul Companies, St. Paul, MN 12
42 44 Huntington Bancshares, Columbus, OH 11.9
43 88 Aetna Inc., Hartford, CT 11.7
44 38 Protective Life Corp., Birmingham, AL 11.4
45 46 Travelers Property Casualty, Hartford, CT 11.3
46 76 Fleet Boston Fin'l Corp., Boston 11.3
47 63 Popular Inc., San Juan, PR 11.2
48 65 American General Corp., Houston 11.1
49 70 Commerce Bancshares, Kansas City, MO 11.1
50 86 BancWest Corp., Honolulu 11.1
51 9 Household International, Prospect Hill, IL 10.8
52 12 Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, New York 10.8
53 62 Associated Banc-Corp, Green Bay, WI 10.7
54 31 PNC Financial Services Group, Pittsburgh 10.6
55 29 First Union Corp., Charlotte, NC 10.5
56 73 Union Planters Corp., Memphis 10.5
57 56 Bank of America Corp., Charlotte, NC 10.3
58 68 Golden West Fin'l Corp., Oakland, CA 10.3
59 25 First Tennessee National Corp., Memphis 10.2
60 19 U.S. Bancorp, Minneapolis 10.1
61 69 Ambac Financial Group, New York 10
62 95 MBIA Inc., Armonk, NY 10
63 27 Associates First Capital Corp., Dallas 9.7
64 60 Regions Financial Corp., Birmingham, AL 9.7
65 75 Lincoln National Corp., Ft. Wayne, IN 9.6
66 87 Pacific Century Fin'l Corp., Honolulu 9.6
67 4 North Fork Bancorp, Melville, NY 9.5
68 23 Comerica Inc., Detroit 9.5
69 33 Compass Bancshares, Birmingham, AL 9.5
70 53 SouthTrust Corp., Birmingham, AL 9.5
71 18 National City Corp., Cleveland 9.3
72 64 First Security Corp., Salt Lake City 9.2
73 71 Charter One Financial, Cleveland 9
74 78 ReliaStar Financial Corp., Minneapolis 9
75 90 AmSouth Bancorp., Birmingham, AL 9
76 55 Summit Bancorp, Princeton, NJ 8.9
77 59 Peoples Heritage Fin'l Group, Portland, ME 8.9
78 40 Allstate Corp., Northbrook, IL 8.8
79 84 Heller Financial, Chicago 8.8
80 14 Lehman Brothers Holdings, New York 8.4
81 77 Commercial Federal Corp., Omaha 8.4
82 83 Hibernia Corp., New Orleans 8.4
83 45 KeyCorp, Cleveland 8.2
84 85 Torchmark Corp., Birmingham 8.2
85 24 Washington Mutual, Seattle 8.1
86 47 UnionBanCal Corp., San Francisco 7.9
87 80 Bank United Corp., Houston 7.8
88 41 Countrywide Credit Industries, Calabasas, CA 7.4
89 58 Dime Bancorp, New York 7.4
90 74 GreenPoint Financial Corp., New York 7.4
91 52 Bear Stearns Companies, New York 7.2
92 79 CIT Group, New York 7.1
93 43 Astoria Financial Corp., Lake Success, NY 6.7
94 96 Liberty Financial Companies, Boston 6.7
95 99 UNUMProvident Corp., Portland, ME 6.5
96 28 Golden State Bancorp, San Francisco 6.4
97 72 Sovereign Bancorp, Philadelphia 5.8
98 98 Reliance Group Holdings, New York 5.8
99 51 FINOVA Group, Scottsdale, AZ 5.1
100 21 Conseco Inc., Carmel, IN 3.5

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