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Stocks to Bank On

STOCK                           PRICE*  PRICE-EARNINGS
                                           RATIO**

AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL GROUP    10 6/2      15.9
Shrewd underwriter is well placed in fast-growing emerging markets


CHUBB                           52          12.4
Proceeds on possible unit sales could be plowed into share buybacks


CITICORP                        98 3/4      11.7
Strong revenue growth from the emerging markets and credit cards


FIRST AMERICAN OF TENNESSEE     55 1/8      11.9
Attractive potential takeover bait


GREAT WESTERN FINANCIAL         28 7/8      10.9
Tempting target as California thrifts get bought


MERRILL LYNCH                   77 7/8      11.2
A classy outperformer in a rising market


NORWEST                         42          12
Steady earner with a lucrative consumer-finance franchise


*DEC 16
**BASED ON 1997 EARNINGS EST.
DATA: BUSINESS WEEK


Updated June 13, 1997 by bwwebmaster
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