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AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE DAILY REPORT

 NEW YORK, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Prices on the American Stock Exchange closed higher today in heavy trading.
 INDEX: 453.20 up 4.69 -- ALL TIME RECORD HIGH
 VOLUME: 23.7 million shares
 ADVANCES: 339
 DECLINES: 244
 UNCHANGED: 202
 AVERAGE PRICE PER SHARE: rose 13 cents
 THREE MOST ACTIVE AMEX STOCKS TODAY:
 1. Royal Oaks Mines unchanged at 4 7/8 on 932,300 shares.
 2. Echo Bay Mines up 1/4 to 12 on 872,300 shares
 3. Energy Service Company, Inc. unchanged at 3 1/16 on 855,800
 shares.
 EMERGING COMPANY MARKETPLACE:
 VOLUME: 365,800 shares
 The most actively traded ECM stock was Top Source, up 1/16 at 2 3/16 on 205,500 shares.
 OPTIONS
 AMEX Index Options closed as follows:
 S&P Midcap Index: up 1.23 to 173.48. Contracts volume 6,474, with 3,432 puts and 3,042 calls.
 MID Leaps Index (MID): up 1.23 to 173.48. Contracts volume 75, with 0 puts and 75 calls.
 Major Market Index: up 3.18 to 370.34. Contracts volume 3,893, with 1,910 puts and 1,983 calls.
 XMI Leaps Index (XLT): up 0.31 to 37.03. Contracts volume 1,213 with 1,193 puts and 20 calls.
 Institutional Index (XII): up 4.40 to 455.19. Contracts volume 1,785, with 270 puts and 1,515 calls.
 Institutional Index (PXP): up 4.40 to 455.19. Contracts volume 107 with 107 puts and 0 calls.
 Eurotop 100 Index (EUR): up 0.10 to 111.35. Contracts volume 3 with 0 puts and 3 calls.
 Japan Index (JPN): up 0.26 to 206.99. Contracts volume 1,742 with 1,061 puts and 681 calls.
 Pharmaceutical Index (DRG): down 0.55 to 162.01. Contracts volume 343, with 91 puts and 252 calls.
 DRG Leaps Index (DGL): down 0.06 to 16.20. Contracts volume 10, with 0 puts and 10 calls.
 Biotechnology Index (BTK): up 1.89 to 109.51. Contracts volume 55, with 35 puts and 20 calls.
 BTK Leaps Index (BKL): up 0.19 to 10.95. Contracts volume 0, with 0 puts and 0 calls.
 Computer Technology Index: down 0.12 to 124.57. Contracts volume 8, with 0 puts and 8 calls.
 Oil Index: up 2.59 to 262.63. Contracts volume 127, with 20 puts and 107 calls.
 Equity Options Volume: 42,257 puts and 109,028 calls.
 -0- 8/24/93
 /CONTACT: Amex Corporate Communications, 212-306-1639/


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