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AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE DAILY REPORT

                AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE DAILY REPORT
    NEW YORK, Nov. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Prices on the American Stock


Exchange closed higher today in very active trading. The Amex Market Value Index closed up 2.20 to 390.46. Advances led declines 314 to 259 with 255 issues unchanged. The average price per share rose 7 cents.
    Stock volume for the regular session totaled 15,018,190 shares, down from the 15,102,410 shares traded yesterday.
    There were 230 block trades, while 219 blocks were traded in the previous trading session.
    Topping the most active list was B.A.T. Industries, up 1/16 to 11 3/8 on 596,200 shares, followed by ICN Biomedicals, down 2 3/8 to 7 1/2 on 491,700 shares.The third most active issue, Amdahl, was up 1/8 to 16 1/8 on 482,700 shares.
    Regular session:                  Cumulative year-to-date:
    Stocks today:      15,018,190     1991 to date:  2,798,187,636
    Stocks yesterday:  15,054,895     1990 to date:  2,937,533,890
                                      1989 to date   2,683,907,055
    After-hours session:
    Stocks today:               0
    Stocks yesterday        4,200
    Amex Market Value Index--Sub-indices:
    High technology        513.64     up        2.45
    Capital goods          403.77     up         .01
    Consumer goods         640.29     up         .64
    Service                985.56     up       15.75
    Retail               1,336.37     up       21.09
    Financial              436.88     up         .41
    Natural resources      216.75     up         .21
    Housing, construction
     and land development  254.53     down       .75
    New England            540.63     up        2.53
    Middle atlantic        602.06     up        2.67
    North central          628.03     up        8.86
    South atlantic       1,079.25     up       15.57
    South central          380.46     up        2.23
    Mountain               124.31     down       .34
    Pacific                461.37     up        1.97
    Foreign                225.04     up         .61
    Trading in options was light today with 141,057 contracts changing hands as compared with 154,142 contracts traded yesterday.  Calls were higher as puts traded lower.
    Topping the most active list in puts was the Major Market Index Nov. 320 series, up 1/16 to 1 1/2 on 1,276 contracts, followed by the Chase Manhattan Corporation Dec 22 1/2 series, up 1/4 to 4 1/8 on 994 contracts.  The third most active was the Apple Computer Nov. 50 series down 15/16 to 3/16 on 901 contracts.
    Topping the most active list in calls was the Apple Computer Nov. 50 series, up 2 9/16 to 3 5/8 on 2,870 contracts, followed by the LT-20 Index Dec. 30 series unchanged at 5 1/8 on 2,325 contracts.  The third most active was the Major Market Index Nov. 325 series, down 13/16 to 1 1/4 on 1,742 contracts.
    AMEX Index Options closed as follows:
    Major Market Index: down 1.15 to 322.46.  Contracts volume 8,402, with 4,189 puts and 4,213 calls.
    Lt (XLT) Index: down .11 to 32.25.  Contracts volume 3,175, with 840 puts and 2,335 calls.
    Institutional Index: down 1.15 to 408.37.  Contracts volume 3,723, with 1,918 puts and 1,805 calls.
    Japan Index: up 0.34 to 246.17.  Contracts volume 857, with 704 puts and 153 calls.
    Computer Technology Index: up .68 to 112.15.  Contracts volume 2, with 0 puts and 2 calls.
    Oil Index: down 1.51 to 249.44.  Contracts volume 121, with 107 puts and 14 calls.
    Most Active Major Market Index Option: Nov. calls 325 with a total of 1,742 contracts traded.
    Most Active Institutional Index Option: Nov. calls 420 with a total of 555 contracts traded.
               THE AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE WEEKLY REPORT
    Prices on the American Stock Exchange closed higher this week in very active trading.  The Amex Market Value Index closed up 3.63 for the week to 390.48.  The Market Value Index reached its intraday high of 392.15 on Friday and slipped to its intraday low of 383.32 on Monday. The average price per share rose 11 cents this week.
    Regular session stock volume for the week totaled 71,709,420 shares, down from the volume of 78,134,180 shares traded last week.  After-hours trading for the week totaled 5,400 shares.  There were 1,047 blocks traded during the week, compared with 1,070 blocks traded the previous week.
    Options trading was light this week as 678,127 contracts changed hands, compared with 712,250 contracts traded in last week's session.
    THE 10 MOST ACTIVE STOCKS THIS WEEK WERE:
    Fruit of the Loom         2,331,200     23 1/2  up          1/4
    Go-Video                  2,168,400      1 7/8  up        1 5/16
    Amdahl                    1,749,600     16 1/8  up          3/4
    Harken Energy Corp.       1,741,800      6 7/8  up        1 1/4
    Tubos de Acero de Mex.    1,726,500     10 1/8  down        1/4
    ICN Biomedicals           1,294,600      7 1/2  up        1 1/8
    National Patent Develop.  1,182,600      5 5/8  up          5/8
    Hasbro Inc.               1,074,100     34 3/4  up          1/4
    SPI Pharmaceuticals         961,400     25 3/4  down      2 1/2
    Greyhound Lines             936,600     12 1/8  unchanged
    -0-             11/7/91
    /CONTACT:  Amex Corporate Communications, 212-306-1639/ CO:  American Stock Exchange ST:  New York IN:  FIN SU: KD -- NY068 -- 2771 11/08/91 18:05 EST
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