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AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE DAILY REPORT

 NEW YORK, July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Prices on the American Stock Exchange closed higher today in heavy trading.
 INDEX: 437.00 up 0.41
 VOLUME: 18.7 million
 ADVANCES: 296
 DECLINES: 258
 UNCHANGED: 208
 AVERAGE PRICE PER SHARE: rose one cent
 THREE MOST ACTIVE AMEX STOCKS TODAY:
 1. Royal Oak Mines down 1/8 to 6 on 2,752,700 shares.
 2. Echo Bay Mines up 1/4 to 14-1/4 on 2,576,600 shares.
 3. Intermagnetics General Corp up 1/2 to 16-3/8 on 472,900 shares.
 EMERGING COMPANY MARKETPLACE:
 VOLUME: 162,100 shares
 The most actively traded ECM stock was Epigen Inc., up 5/16 at 2-3/16 on 22,800 shares.
 OPTIONS
 AMEX Index Options closed as follows:
 S&P Midcap Index: down 0.07 to 167.44. Contracts volume 794 with 124 puts and 70 calls.
 Major Market Index: down 3.15 to 360.10. Contracts volume 5,002, with 3,453 puts and 1,549 calls.
 XMI Leaps Index (XLT): down 0.31 to 36.01. Contracts volume 26 with 26 puts and 0 calls.
 Institutional Index (XII): down 2.96 to 446.41. Contracts volume 1,294 with 100 puts and 1,194 calls.
 Institutional Index (PXP): down 2.96 to 446.41. Contracts volume 58 with 8 puts and 50 calls.
 Eurotop 100 Index (EUR): up 2.73 to 108.62. Contracts volume 2 with 0 puts and 2 calls.
 Japan Index (JPN): down 0.73 to 206.40. Contracts volume 3,387 with 3,018 puts and 369 calls.
 Pharmaceutical Index (DRG): down 1.99 to 156.11. Contracts volume 1,160, with 398 puts and 762 calls.
 DRG Leaps Index (DGL): down 0.20 to 15.61. Contracts volume 1, with 0 puts and 1 calls.
 Biotechnology Index (BTK): up 0.13 to 106.40. Contracts volume 21, with 5 puts and 16 calls.
 BTK Leaps Index (BKL): up 0.01 to 10.64. Contracts volume 0, with 0 puts and 0 calls.
 Computer Technology Index: down 0.59 to 117.27. Contracts volume 50, with 45 puts and 4 calls.
 Oil Index: down 0.43 to 256.02. Contracts volume 35, with 5 puts and 30 calls.
 Equity Options Volume: 47,934 puts and 87,178 calls.
 -0- 7/30/93
 /CONTACT: Amex Corporate Communications, 212-306-1639/


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