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AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE DAILY REPORT

 AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE DAILY REPORT
 NEW YORK, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Prices on the American Stock


Exchange closed higher today in active trading. The Amex Market Value Index closed up 2.02 to 373.42. Advances led declines 284 to 244 with 199 issues unchanged. The average price per share rose five cents.
 Stock volume for the regular session totaled 14,348,445 shares, up from the 13,937,650 shares traded yesterday. There was no after-hours activity reported.
 Topping the most active list was Chambers Development, Class A, down 1-1/4 to 5 on 1,295,000 shares, followed by Hillhaven, up 1/8 to 2-15/16 on 981,000 shares. The third most active issue, ALC Communication Corp. was up 7/8 to 7-3/4 on 607,900 shares.
 REGULAR SESSION: CUMULATIVE YEAR-TO-DATE:
 STOCKS TODAY: 14,348,445 1992 TO DATE: 2,842,190,045
 STOCKS YESTERDAY: 13,937,650 1991 TO DATE: 2,587,319,401
 1990 TO DATE 2,811,258,695
 AFTER-HOURS SESSION:
 STOCKS TODAY: No Activity Reported
 STOCKS YESTERDAY: No Activity Reported
 AMEX MARKET VALUE INDEX--SUB-INDICES:
 HIGH TECHNOLOGY 434.28 Up 5.92
 CAPITAL GOODS 389.70 Up 3.57
 CONSUMER GOODS 772.62 Up 4.56
 SERVICE 942.97 Up 2.97
 RETAIL 1,096.66 Down 5.73
 FINANCIAL 470.34 Up 0.24
 NATURAL RESOURCES 179.29 Up 1.58
 HOUSING, CONSTRUCTION
 AND LAND DEVELOPMENT 270.58 Down 0.56
 NEW ENGLAND 556.48 Up 5.88
 MIDDLE ATLANTIC 580.88 Down 1.24
 NORTH CENTRAL 756.37 Up 9.03
 SOUTH ATLANTIC 1,022.87 Up 4.66
 SOUTH CENTRAL 364.12 Up 1.09
 MOUNTAIN 114.67 Up 0.65
 PACIFIC 401.69 Up 3.66
 FOREIGN 194.93 Up 1.32
 Today's cumulative volume in the Emerging Company Marketplace (ECM) totaled 493,500 shares. The most actively traded stock on the ECM was Intertel Communications, Inc., down 1/8 to 9/16 on 357,300 shares.
 Trading in options was light today with 142,728 contracts changing hands as compared with 201,816 contracts traded yesterday. Calls were higher as puts traded lower.
 Topping the most active list in puts was the Amgen November 65 series, down 1/2 to 1-5/8 on 1,632 contracts, followed by the U.S. Surgical November 50 series, unchanged at 3/16 on 1,274 contracts. The third most active was the Intergraph Corp. April 65 series down 1-5/8 to 4-3/8 on 1,125 contracts.
 Topping the most active list in calls was the Triton Energy Corp November 35 series, up 1-1/8 to 4-5/8 on 1,827 contracts, followed by the Phillip Morris November 80 series up 1/8 to 1-/16 on 1,672 contracts. The third most active was the Amgen November 70 series, down 9/16 to 1-1/8 on 1,605 contracts.
 AMEX Index Options closed as follows:
 Standard & Poor's MidCap Index: up .18 to 145.85. Contracts volume 406, with 131 puts and 275 calls.
 Major Market Index: up .19 to 338.04. Contracts volume 5,485, with 2,571 puts and 2,914 calls.
 XMI Leaps Index: up .02 to 33.80. Contracts volume 4, with 4 puts and 0 calls.
 Institutional Index (XII): up .18 to 430.04. Contracts volume 300, with 150 puts and 150 calls.
 Institutional Index (PXP): up .18 to 430.04. Contracts volume 1,770, with 513 puts and 1,257 calls.
 Japan Index: up 1.45 to 172.99. Contracts volume 1,128, with 222 puts and 906 calls.
 Pharmaceutical Index: down .85 to 197.18. Contracts volume 425, with 300 puts and 125 calls.
 Biotechnology Index: down .76 to 144.90. Contracts volume 145, with 131 puts and 14 calls.
 Computer Technology Index: up .88 to 115.00. Contracts volume 0, with 0 puts and 0 calls.
 Oil Index: down .07 to 234.50. Contracts volume 10, with 5 puts and 5 calls.
 Total Equity Option Volume For Calls: 92,845
 Total Equity Option Volume For Puts: 49,883
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 CONTACT: Amex Corporate Communications, 212-306-1639/ CO: American Stock Exchange ST: New York IN: FIN SU:


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