Most banking issues were mixed in modest pre-holiday activity.

J.P. Morgan & Co. was up 87.5 cents to $76 in late trading. Other gainers were Bankers Trust New York Corp., up 62.5 cents to $80.625; Fifth Third Bancorp, up 75 cents to $54.75; BankAmerica Corp.. up 62.5 cents to $46.125; and Crestar Financial Corp., ahead 75 cents to $43.25.

On the other side. NationsBank Corp. shares were down 75 cents to $50.375. Banc One Corp. off 62.5 cents to $40.75, Wachovia Corp. down 50 cents to $34.25. and Wells Fargo & Co.. off 75 cents to $116.125.

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