U.S. BANKER RANKINGS       

 Five-Year Ranking of Broker/Dealers Among the 100 Largest US Banking Companies
 Based on Return on Equity and Growth in Per-Share Earnings - 2000
 Earnings based on EPS after extraordinary items

5-Yr   Av ROAE   5-Yr ROAE   5-Yr ESP 5-Yr EPS Gr   5-Yr
Rank   Company 96-'00 %   Rank Gr Rate %   Rank Score 
1 Charles Schwab Corp., San Francisco 27.47 1 29.10% 5 6
2 Morgan Stanley, New York. 24.52 2 33.75% 4 6
3 Merrill Lynch & Co., New York 22.08 3 33.83% 3 6
4 Bear Stearns Companies, New York 17.92 5 35.56% 2 7
5 Lehman Brothers Holdings, New York 17.16 6 50.65% 1 7
6 Raymond James Fin., St. Petersburg, FL   21.03 4 25.22% 6 10

Source:  Raw data from SNL Securities  

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