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AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE DAILY REPORT

AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE DAILY REPORT
    NEW YORK, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Prices on the American Stock Exchange closed lower today in moderate trading.  The Amex Market Value Index closed down 2.32 to 380.26.  Declines led advances 289 to 212 with 231 issues unchanged.  The average price per share fell seven cents.
    Stock volume for the regular session totaled 10,862,310 shares, down from the 8,023,375 shares traded yesterday.  There was no after-hours trading activity reported today.
    Topping the most active list was Hillhaven, down 1/8 to 2-1/4 on 373,000 shares, followed by Americus Trust for GTE shares, up 1/2 to 10-7/8 on 297,900 shares.  The third most active issue, Fruit of the Loom was down 5/8 to 32-3/4 on 271,800 shares.
    REGULAR SESSION:                  CUMULATIVE YEAR-TO-DATE:
    STOCKS TODAY:      10,862,310     1992 TO DATE:  1,996,020,580
    STOCKS YESTERDAY:   8,023,375     1991 TO DATE:  1,669,815,931
                                      1990 TO DATE   1,818,255,975
    AFTER-HOURS SESSION:
    STOCKS TODAY:     No Activity Reported
    STOCKS YESTERDAY: No Activity Reported
    AMEX MARKET VALUE INDEX--SUB-INDICES:
    HIGH TECHNOLOGY        505.43     Down      7.09
    CAPITAL GOODS          400.15     Down      3.23
    CONSUMER GOODS         696.72     Down      5.47
    SERVICE                982.23     Down      5.18
    RETAIL               1,141.22     Down      6.54
    FINANCIAL              462.19     Down      0.72
    NATURAL RESOURCES      184.12     Down      0.98
    HOUSING, CONSTRUCTION
     AND LAND DEVELOPMENT  300.35     Down      2.37
    NEW ENGLAND            554.06     Down      9.32
    MIDDLE ATLANTIC        581.98     Down      2.75
    NORTH CENTRAL          704.93     Down      2.79
    SOUTH ATLANTIC       1,087.51     Down      0.05
    SOUTH CENTRAL          354.03     Down      4.70
    MOUNTAIN               107.60     Down      1.83
    PACIFIC                451.46     Down      5.76
    FOREIGN                203.92     Down      0.38
    Today's volume in the Emerging Company Marketplace (ECM) totaled 157,900 shares.  The most actively traded stock on the ECM was International Remote Imaging Systems Inc., unchanged at 1 on 33,800 shares.
    Trading in options was moderate today with 168,102 contracts changing hands as compared with 130,272 contracts traded yesterday. Puts were higher as calls traded lower.
    Topping the most active list in puts was the S&P Midcap 400 July 142 1/2 series, up 1-3/8 to 3-1/2 on 2,200 contracts, followed by the U.S. Surgical July 90 series, up 1/8 to 5/8 on 1,754 contracts.  The third most active was the Major Market Index July 350 series up 2-1/4 to 3-3/4 on 1,386 contracts.
    Topping the most active list in calls was the Phillip Morris July 80 series, down 1/4 to 1/4 on 2,257 contracts, followed by the Union Carbide July 25 series down 5/8 to 1-3/8 on 1,784 contracts.  The third most active was the Phillip Morris August 80 series, down 1/4 to 1-7/16 on 1,520 contracts.
    AMEX Index Options closed as follows:
    Standard & Poor's MidCap Index: down .95 to 140.26.  Contracts volume 6,150, with 5,164 puts and 986 calls.
    Major Market Index: down 5.22 to 348.98.  Contracts volume 11,546, with 6,491 puts and 5,055 calls.
    XMI Leaps Index: down .52 to 34.90.  Contracts volume 211, with 211 puts and 0 calls.
    Institutional Index: down 4.27 to 424.35.  Contracts volume 4,638, with 2,121 puts and 2,517 calls.
    Capped Institutional Index: down 4.27 to 424.35.  Contracts volume 0, with 0 puts and 0 calls.
    Japan Index: down 2.03 to 165.93.  Contracts volume 1,271, with 607 puts and 664 calls.
    Pharmaceutical Index: down 2.82 to 207.90.  Contracts volume 1,462, with 484 puts and 978 calls.
    Computer Technology Index: down 2.32 to 115.10.  Contracts volume 20, with 0 puts and 20 calls.
    Oil Index: down 1.65 to 229.14.  Contracts volume 581, with 261 puts and 320 calls.
    Total Equity Option Volume For Calls: 107,919
    Total Equity Option Volume For Puts:   60,183
    -0-             07/07/92
    CONTACT:  Amex Corporate Communications, 212-306-1639 CO:  AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE IN:  FIN ST:  NY -- NY087 -- X899  07/07/92
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