Bank of America exceeded $15.06 yesterday, the price on the day before Brian T. Moynihan became chief executive officer almost four years ago.

The second-biggest U.S. lender rose 1.9% to close at $15.20 in New York, bringing this year’s gain to 31%. That follows last year’s 109% advance, the best in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, as Moynihan eased investor concern that mortgage costs would force the bank to issue more stock.

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