Bank stocks were mixed as bond prices held steady and the Dow Jones industrial average rose 15.65 points, to 3,734.53.

Most price changes among major banks' shares were fractional, with two exceptions.

J.P. Morgan & Co.'s shares rose $1.25, to $72.75, after the company announced an unexpectedly big dividend increase. First Interstate Bancorp's stock price also gained $1.25, to $62.25.

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