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AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE DAILY REPORT

 NEW YORK, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Prices on the American Stock Exchange closed lower today in heavy trading.
 INDEX: 481.10 down 2.13
 VOLUME: 24.4 million shares
 ADVANCES: 307
 DECLINES: 323
 UNCHANGED: 200
 AVERAGE PRICE PER SHARE: fell six cents
 THREE MOST ACTIVE AMEX STOCKS TODAY:
 1. Energy Service Co., down 3/16 to 3-5/8 on 938,400 shares.
 2. Atari Corp., up 3/8 to 8 on 820,600 shares.
 3. Echo Bay Mines up 1/4 to 11-3/4 on 793,400 shares.
 EMERGING COMPANY MARKETPLACE:
 VOLUME: 218,100 shares
 The most actively traded ECM stock was Colonial Data Technologies up 1/4 to 2-3/16 on 133,700 shares.
 OPTIONS
 AMEX Index Options closed as follows:
 S&P Midcap Index: down 1.57 to 176.57. Contracts volume 1,053 with 833 puts and 220 calls.
 MID Leaps Index (MID): down 1.57 to 176.57. Contracts volume 0, with 0 puts and 0 calls.
 Major Market Index: up 0.92 to 370.58. Contracts volume 2,888, with 1,638 puts and 1,250 calls.
 XMI Leaps Index (XLT): up 0.09 to 37.06. Contracts volume 288, with 288 puts and 0 calls.
 Institutional Index (XII): down 0.89 to 467.39. Contracts volume 596, with 276 puts and 320 calls.
 Institutional Index (PXP): down 0.89 to 467.39. Contracts volume 3 with 0 puts and 3 calls.
 Eurotop 100 Index (EUR): up 1.05 to 115.56. Contracts volume 452 with 211 puts and 241 calls.
 Japan Index (JPN): down 1.01 at 203.70. Contracts volume 1,667 with 575 puts and 1,092 calls.
 Morgan Stanley Cyclical Index (CYC): up 1.46 to 281.92. Contracts volume 300 with 300 puts and 0 calls.
 Morgan Stanley Consumer Index (CMR): down 1.90 to 195.19. Contracts volume 3,763 with 213 puts and 3,550 calls.
 Pharmaceutical Index (DRG): up 3.49 to 172.11. Contracts volume 2,739, with 499 puts and 2,240 calls.
 DRG Leaps Index (DGL): up 0.35 to 17.21. Contracts volume 0, with 0 puts and 0 calls.
 Biotechnology Index (BTK): up 1.41 to 136.41. Contracts volume 211, with 179 puts and 32 calls.
 BTK Leaps Index (BKL): up 0.14 to 13.64. Contracts volume 0, with 0 puts and 0 calls.
 Computer Technology Index: up 0.38 to 126.15. Contracts volume 4, with 0 puts and 4 calls.
 Oil Index: up 0.68 to 268.99. Contracts volume 82, with 32 puts and 50 calls.
 Equity Options Volume: 67,337 puts and 151,357 calls.
 -0- 10/18/93
 /CONTACT: Amex Corporate Communications, 212-306-1639/


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