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AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE DAILY REPORT

 NEW YORK, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Prices on the American Stock Exchange closed down today in active trading.
 INDEX: 452.81, down 0.87
 VOLUME: 20.5 million shares
 ADVANCES: 293
 DECLINES: 265
 UNCHANGED: 215
 AVERAGE PRICE PER SHARE: fell two cents
 THREE MOST ACTIVE AMEX STOCKS TODAY:
 1. Amdahl, up 1-1/8 to 6-1/8 on 1,112,700 shares.
 2. Turner Broadcasting B, down 5/8 to 25-3/4 on 721,000 shares.
 3. Echo Bay Mines, down 3/8 to 10 on 695,700 shares.
 EMERGING COMPANY MARKETPLACE:
 VOLUME: 153,900 shares
 The most actively traded ECM stock was Measurement Specialties, up 1/4 to 6 on 38,200 shares.
 OPTIONS
 AMEX Index Options closed as follows:
 S&P Midcap Index: down 0.53 to 171.44. Contracts volume 2,164 with 1,345 puts and 819 calls.
 MID Leaps Index (MID): down 0.53 to 171.44. Contracts volume 0, with 0 puts and 0 calls.
 Major Market Index: down 1.29 to 366.83. Contracts volume 8,796, with 3,874 puts and 4,922 calls.
 XMI Leaps Index (XLT): down 0.13 to 36.68. Contracts volume 30 with 30 puts and 0 calls.
 Institutional Index (XII): down 0.92 to 454.91. Contracts volume 436, with 361 puts and 75 calls.
 Institutional Index (PXP): down 0.92 to 454.91. Contracts volume 150 with 100 puts and 50 calls.
 Eurotop 100 Index (EUR): up 0.87 to 108.63. Contracts volume 0 with 0 puts and 0 calls.
 Japan Index (JPN): down 1.17 to 206.80. Contracts volume 2,945 with 1,527 puts and 1,418 calls.
 Pharmaceutical Index (DRG): up 0.78 to 164.28. Contracts volume 847, with 270 puts and 577 calls.
 DRG Leaps Index (DGL): up 0.08 to 16.43. Contracts volume 0, with 0 puts and 0 calls.
 Biotechnology Index (BTK): down 1.59 to 104.06. Contracts volume 40, with 10 puts and 30 calls.
 BTK Leaps Index (BKL): down 0.15 to 10.41. Contracts volume 0, with 0 puts and 0 calls.
 Computer Technology Index: up 0.08 to 121.78. Contracts volume 20, with 20 puts and 0 calls.
 Oil Index: down 2.26 to 258.21. Contracts volume 338, with 261 puts and 77 calls.
 Equity Options Volume: 86,655 puts and 152,613 calls.
 -0- 9/17/93
 /CONTACT: Amex Corporate Communications, 212-306-1639/


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