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AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE DAILY REPORT

 AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE DAILY REPORT
 NEW YORK, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Prices on the American Stock


Exchange closed lower today in active trading. The Amex Market Value Index closed down 1.09 to 368.72. Declines led advances 348 to 229 with 301 issues unchanged. The average price per share fell three cents.
 Stock volume for the regular session totaled 13,929,645 shares, down from the 16,253,740 shares traded yesterday. There was no after-hours trading activity.
 There were 195 block trades, while 200 blocks were traded in the previous trading session.
 Topping the most active list was Hanson PLC Class B warrants when issued, unchanged at 5/16 on 827,000 shares, followed by Energy Service Corp., down 1/8 to 1-1/2 on 346,300 shares. The third most active issue, Instrument Systems Corp. was up 1/8 to 5-7/8 on 314,900 shares.
 Regular session: Cumulative year-to-date:
 Stocks today: 13,870,645 1991 to date: 3,201,587,526
 Stocks yesterday: 16,253,740 1990 to date: 3,236,987,780
 1989 to date 3,024,426,530
 After-hours session:
 Stocks today: no activity
 Stocks yesterday: no activity
 Amex Market Value Index sub-indices:
 High technology 520.86 down 4.58
 Capital goods 380.44 down 0.82
 Consumer goods 650.76 down 0.29
 Service 937.18 down 2.81
 Retail 1,224.26 up 6.55
 Financial 428.71 up 0.33
 Natural resources 184.23 down 0.59
 Housing, construction
 and land development 236.20 down 1.69
 New England 511.47 down 0.04
 Middle Atlantic 615.08 down 0.31
 North Central 605.36 down 1.47
 South Atlantic 1,037.43 down 3.58
 South Central 330.94 down 2.91
 Mountain 108.76 up 0.18
 Pacific 432.99 down 3.58
 Foreign 195.39 down 0.68
 Trading in options was light today with 148,811 contracts changing hands as compared with 185,085 contracts traded yesterday. Puts were higher as calls traded lower.
 Topping the most active list in puts was the American Express Dec. 17 1/2 series, up 1/16 to 1/8 on 2,415 contracts, followed by the Digital Equipment Jan. 50 series, up 1-1/8 to 1-3/4 on 1,632 contracts. The third most active was the American Express Jan. 17 1/2 series up 3/16 to 11/16 on 1,488 contracts.
 Topping the most active list in calls was the LT-20 Dec. 32 1/2 series, unchanged at 1-15/16 on 5,000 contracts, followed by the LT-20 Dec. 35 series up 1/16 to 1 on 2,000 contracts. The third most active was the Major Market Index Dec. 320 series, up 3/16 to 1-1/4 on 1,883 contracts.
 AMEX Index Options closed as follows:
 Major Market Index: up 1.12 to 318.91. Contracts volume 8,230, with 3,833 puts and 4,397 calls.
 Capped Major Market Index: up 1.12 to 318.91. Contracts volume 0, with 0 puts and 0 calls.
 LT (XLT) Index: up .11 to 31.89. Contracts volume 9,001, with 1,701 puts and 7,300 calls.
 Institutional Index: up 1.06 to 406.82. Contracts volume 3,412, with 1,970 puts and 1,442 calls.
 Capped Institutional Index: up 1.06 to 406.82. Contracts volume 0, with 0 puts and 0 calls.
 Japan Index: down 1.13 to 227.44. Contracts volume 985, with 825 puts and 160 calls.
 Computer Technology Index: up .22 to 106.56. Contracts volume 3, with 0 puts and 3 calls.
 Oil Index: up 1.25 to 225.58. Contracts volume 24, with 22 puts and 2 calls.
 Most Active Major Market Index Option: Dec 320 calls, with a total of 1,883 contracts traded.
 Most Active Institutional Index Option: Dec 405 puts, with a total of 643 contracts traded.
 -0- 12/18/91
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