And that gives investors plenty to think about over the weekend.

Here are the forward P/E ratios for the large U.S. banks that showed gains of at least 2.5% on Friday:
  • Shares of JPMorgan Chase (symbol) closed at $52.30 on Friday. The shares trade for 8.9 times the consensus 2014 earnings estimate of $5.94 a share, among analysts polled by Thomson Reuters.
  • Capital One Financial (symbol) closed at $60.83, trading for 9.1 times the consensus 2014 EPS estimate of $6.66.
  • Morgan Stanley (symbol) closed at $25.19, trading for 9.9 times the consensus 2014 EPS estimate of $2.54.
  • Commerce Bancshares (symbol) of Kansas City, Mo. closed at $43.10, trading for 14.8 times the consensus 2014 EPS estimate of $2.92.

-- Written by Philip van Doorn in Jupiter, Fla.

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Philip W. van Doorn is a member of TheStreet's banking and finance team, commenting on industry and regulatory trends. He previously served as the senior analyst for Ratings, responsible for assigning financial strength ratings to banks and savings and loan institutions. Mr. van Doorn previously served as a loan operations officer at Riverside National Bank in Fort Pierce, Fla., and as a credit analyst at the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York, where he monitored banks in New York, New Jersey and Puerto Rico. Mr. van Doorn has additional experience in the mutual fund and computer software industries. He holds a bachelor of science in business administration from Long Island University.

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