- Shares of JPMorgan Chase (JPM) closed at $56.63 Wednesday and traded for 9.3 times the consensus 2014 earnings estimate of $6.09 a share, among analysts polled by Thomson Reuters.
- Citigroup (C) closed at $52.19 Wednesday. The shares traded for 9.4 times the consensus 2014 EPS estimate of $5.58.
- Goldman Sachs (GS) closed at $165.04, with the shares trading for 10.5 times the consensus 2014 EPS estimate of$15.68.
- Bank of America's (BAC) shares closed at $14.71 and traded for 10.7 times the consensus 2014 EPS estimate of $1.37.
- Morgan Stanley (MS) closed at $27.72. The stock traded for 10.7 times the consensus 2014 EPS estimate of $2.58.
- Wells Fargo (WFC) was the most expensive among the big six, with shares closing at $44.31 Wednesday, trading for 11.0 times the consensus 2014 EPS estimate of $4.01. Wells Fargo has consistently been the strongest earner among the big six since the credit crisis began. Even though it's the most expensive among these six names, the shares could still see quite a strong run over the next several years, assuming investors' trust in the big banks builds. The shares routinely traded for more than 20 times earnings before the credit crisis began in 2008.
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