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AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE DAILY REPORT

 NEW YORK, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Prices on the American Stock Exchange closed lower today in active trading.
 INDEX: 437.58 down 1.29
 VOLUME: 20.4 million
 ADVANCES: 247
 DECLINES: 296
 UNCHANGED: 235
 AVERAGE PRICE PER SHARE: fell 0.04 cents
 THREE MOST ACTIVE AMEX STOCKS TODAY:
 1. Echo Bay Mines down 5/8 to 11-1/2 on 2,158,300 shares.
 2. Energy Service Company Inc. down 1/16 to 2-7/8 on 1,465,600 shares.
 3. Royal Oak Mines unchanged at 5 on 1,081,400 shares.
 EMERGING COMPANY MARKETPLACE:
 VOLUME: 325,600 shares
 The most actively traded ECM stock was EDITEK, Inc., up 1/8 at 5-5/8 on 76,400 shares.
 OPTIONS
 AMEX Index Options closed as follows:
 S&P Midcap Index: down 0.01 to 169.71. Contracts volume 1,573, with 1,440 puts and 133 calls.
 Mid Leaps Index (MID): down 0.01 to 169.71. Contracts volume 0 with 0 puts and 0 calls.
 Major Market Index: down 1.82 to 360.22. Contracts volume 7,670, with 3,492 puts and 4,178 calls.
 XMI Leaps Index (XLT): down 0.18 to 36.02. Contracts volume 155 with 155 puts and 0 calls.
 Institutional Index (XII): down 1.37 to 444.95. Contracts volume 835, with 410 puts and 425 calls.
 Institutional Index (PXP): down 1.37 to 444.95. Contracts volume 150 with 150 puts and 0 calls.
 Eurotop 100 Index (EUR): up 0.59 to 110.54. Contracts volume 6 with 0 puts and 6 calls.
 Japan Index (JPN): up 0.34 to 210.28. Contracts volume 2,313 with 820, puts and 1,493 calls.
 Pharmaceutical Index (DRG): down 1.23 to 148.18. Contracts volume 756, with 281 puts and 475537 calls.
 DRG Leaps Index (DGL): down 0.12 to 14.82. Contracts volume 271, with 250 puts and 21 calls.
 Biotechnology Index (BTK): down 0.75 to 103.29. Contracts volume 4, with 0 puts and 4 calls.
 BTK Leaps Index (BKL): down 0.07 to 10.33. Contracts volume 0, with 0 puts and 0 calls.
 Computer Technology Index: up 0.09 to 120.94. Contracts volume 19, with 11 puts and 8 calls.
 Oil Index: up 1.73 to 255.09. Contracts volume 402, with 35 puts and 367 calls.
 Equity Options Volume: 51,817 puts and 88,702 calls.
 -0- 8/12/93
 /CONTACT: Amex Corporate Communications, 212-306-1639/


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