Executives Alliance Capital Management of New York, T. Rowe Price Associates of Baltimore and other mutual fund companies must be rooting for a George W. Bush victory in November's presidential election if they believe what Prudential Securities analyst Charles A. Gabriel Jr. has to say.

In a research paper published July 4, Gabriel wrote that stocks of "asset-gatherers" like Alliance Capital, T. Rowe Price, Goldman Sachs of New York and State Street of Boston will benefit most if Bush wins the election.

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