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AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE DAILY REPORT

 AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE DAILY REPORT
 NEW YORK, Dec. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Prices on the American Stock


Exchange closed higher today in heavy trading. Regular trading ended at 2 p.m. today, and the after-hours session ended at 2:30 p.m. due to the holiday. The Amex Market Value Index closed up 2.52 to 373.45. Advances led declines 343 to 203 with 269 issues unchanged. The average price per share rose eight cents.
 Stock volume for the regular session totaled 11,307,935 shares, down from the 24,574,060 shares traded yesterday. After-hours volume totaled 0 shares, bringing the cumulative volume for today to 11,307,935 shares.
 There were 168 block trades, while 218 blocks were traded in the previous trading session.
 Topping the most active list was Hanson PLC Class B warrants when issued, unchanged at 13/32 on 993,600 shares, followed by ALZA Corporation, up 3/4 to 46-1/4 on 318,200 shares. The third most active issue, Hasbro Inc. was up 1/8 to 37-1/2 on 318,000 shares.
 REGULAR SESSION: CUMULATIVE YEAR-TO-DATE:
 STOCKS TODAY: 11,307,935 1991 TO DATE: 3,284,970,041
 STOCKS YESTERDAY: 24,574,060 1990 TO DATE: 3,284,194,715
 1989 TO DATE 3,074,344,710
 AFTER-HOURS SESSION:
 STOCKS TODAY: 0
 STOCKS YESTERDAY: 600
 AMEX MARKET VALUE INDEX SUB-INDICES:
 HIGH TECHNOLOGY 532.07 up 1.37
 CAPITAL GOODS 384.91 up 1.25
 CONSUMER GOODS 661.96 up 4.58
 SERVICE 951.12 up 10.59
 RETAIL 1,217.14 down 2.12
 FINANCIAL 434.22 up 3.05
 NATURAL RESOURCES 183.60 up 0.85
 HOUSING, CONSTRUCTION
 AND LAND DEVELOPMENT 252.50 up 7.46
 NEW ENGLAND 524.84 up 5.22
 MIDDLE ATLANTIC 624.01 up 5.66
 NORTH CENTRAL 605.64 down 1.00
 SOUTH ATLANTIC 1,035.15 down 1.18
 SOUTH CENTRAL 331.87 up 3.90
 MOUNTAIN 112.68 down 0.37
 PACIFIC 446.41 up 2.67
 FOREIGN 195.52 up 1.25
 Trading in options was light today with 118,055 contracts changing hands as compared with 167,948 contracts traded yesterday. Calls were higher as puts traded lower.
 Topping the most active list in puts was the Major Market Index Jan. 325 series, down 3/4 to 1-15/16 on 1,600 contracts, followed by the Major Market Index Jan. 330 series, down 1 to 3-1/4 on 1,454 contracts. The third most active was the Philip Morris Jan. 75 series down 3/8 to 1-7/8 on 1,311 contracts.
 Topping the most active list in calls was the Philip Morris Jan. 75 series, unchanged at 1-1/8 on 2,166 contracts, followed by the American Express Jan. 20 series up 5/16 to 5/8 on 2,084 contracts. The third most active was the Philip Morris Jan. 70 series, up 3/8 to 4-5/8 on 1,530 contracts.
 AMEX Index Options closed as follows:
 Major Market Index: up 2.17 to 332.30. Contracts volume 12,664, with 7,603 puts and 5,061 calls.
 Capped Major Market Index: up 2.17 to 332.30. Contracts volume 1, with 1 puts and 0 calls.
 LT (XLT) Index: up .22 to 33.23. Contracts volume 144, with 142 puts and 2 calls.
 Institutional Index: up .79 to 421.76. Contracts volume 2,593, with 1,689 puts and 904 calls.
 Capped Institutional Index: up .79 to 421.76. Contracts volume 5, with 5 puts and 0 calls.
 Japan Index: down 1.25 to 217.54. Contracts volume 269, with 210 puts and 59 calls.
 Computer Technology Index: up 1.11 to 110.53. Contracts volume 7, with 0 puts and 7 calls.
 Oil Index: down .18 to 227.96. Contracts volume 17, with 15 puts and 2 calls.
 Most Active Major Market Index Option: Jan 325 puts, with a total of 1,590 contracts traded.
 Most Active Institutional Index Option: Feb 335 puts, with a total of 300 contracts traded.
 Total Equity Option Volume For The Calls: 80,257.
 Total Equity Option Volume For The Puts: 37,798.
 -0- 12/24/91
 CONTACT: Amex Corporate Communications, 212-306-1639/ CO: American Stock Exchange ST: New York IN: FIN SU:


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