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AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE DAILY REPORT

 AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE DAILY REPORT
 NEW YORK, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Prices on the American Stock


Exchange closed higher today in moderate trading. The Amex Market Value Index closed up .56 to 374.81. Advances led declines 286 to 236 with 279 issues unchanged. The average price per share rose two cents.
 Stock volume for the regular session totaled 12,627,680 shares, down from the 19,630,470 shares traded yesterday. After-hours volume totaled 1,000 shares, bringing the cumulative volume for today to 12,628,680 shares.
 There were 186 block trades, while 222 blocks were traded in the previous trading session.
 Topping the most active list was U.S. Bioscience up 9-5/8 to 56-3/4 on 664,300 shares, followed by Carnival Cruise Lines, unchanged at 22 on 344,300 shares. The third most active issue, Giant Foods, Inc. Class A was down 1/2 to 21-3/8 on 335,300 shares.
 REGULAR SESSION: CUMULATIVE YEAR-TO-DATE:
 STOCKS TODAY: 12,627,680 1991 TO DATE: 2,912,842,021
 STOCKS YESTERDAY: 19,630,470 1990 TO DATE: 3,018,350,570
 1989 TO DATE 2,781,829,425
 AFTER-HOURS SESSION:
 STOCKS TODAY: 1,000
 STOCKS YESTERDAY 0
 AMEX MARKET VALUE INDEX SUB INDICES:
 HIGH TECHNOLOGY 491.19 up 8.82
 CAPITAL GOODS 394.21 up .84
 CONSUMER GOODS 622.03 up 4.25
 SERVICE 942.02 down 3.17
 RETAIL 1,189.38 down 6.28
 FINANCIAL 428.63 down .59
 NATURAL RESOURCES 208.01 down .90
 HOUSING, CONSTRUCTION
 AND LAND DEVELOPMENT 246.72 down .65
 NEW ENGLAND 519.32 down 1.49
 MIDDLE ATLANTIC 591.11 up 4.29
 NORTH CENTRAL 586.02 up 1.83
 SOUTH ATLANTIC 1,032.28 down 8.28
 SOUTH CENTRAL 351.07 up 1.88
 MOUNTAIN 118.35 up .84
 PACIFIC 435.54 up 1.82
 FOREIGN 217.52 down 1.00
 Trading in options was light today with 132,054 contracts changing hands as compared with 216,650 contracts traded yesterday. Puts were higher as calls traded lower.
 Topping the most active list in puts was the Midlantic Bank Apr. 5 series, up 1/8 to 1-5/8 on 5,750 contracts, followed by the Midlantic Bank Jan. 7 1/2 series, down 5/16 to 2-5/8 on 5,500 contracts. The third most active was the Major Market Index Dec. 315 series up 1/2 to 6-1/8 on 1,368 contracts.
 Topping the most active list in calls was the Amgen Dec. 60 series, down 5/16 to 1-5/8 on 2,003 contracts, followed by the Microsoft Dec. 100 series down 1/16 to 2-1/8 on 1,780 contracts. The third most active was the Major Market Index Dec. 325 series, down 1/4 to 1-7/8 on 1,554 contracts.
 AMEX Index Options closed as follows:
 Major Market Index: down .47 to 315.14. Contracts volume 11,579, with 4,578 puts and 7,001 calls.
 Capped Major Market Index: down .47 to 315.14. Contracts volume 25, with 0 puts and 25 calls.
 LT (XLT) Index: down .05 to 31.51. Contracts volume 170, with 120 puts and 50 calls.
 Institutional Index: down 1.00 to 396.02. Contracts volume 4,705, with 2,340 puts and 2,365 calls.
 Capped Institutional Index: down 1.00 to 396.02. Contracts volume 0, with 0 puts and 0 calls.
 Japan Index: down 1.37 to 233.19. Contracts volume 2,102, with 1,326 puts and 776 calls.
 Computer Technology Index: down .56 to 108.57. Contracts volume 46, with 40 puts and 6 calls.
 Oil Index: down 1.29 to 236.94. Contracts volume 136, with 93 puts and 43 calls.
 Most Active Major Market Index Option: Dec 325 calls, with a total of 1,554 contracts traded.
 Most Active Institutional Index Option: Dec 395 calls, with a total of 809 contracts traded.
 -0- 11/20/91
 CONTACT: Amex Corporate Communications, 212-306-1639/ CO: American Stock Exchange ST: New York IN: FIN SU:


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