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AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE DAILY REPORT

 AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE DAILY REPORT
 NEW YORK, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Prices on the American Stock


Exchange closed higher today in heavy trading. The Amex Market Value Index closed up 1.67 to 414.30, a new all-time record high. Advances led declines 377 to 269 with 233 issues unchanged. The average price per share rose five cents.
 Stock volume for the regular session totaled 25,700,480 shares, down from the 28,035,200 shares traded yesterday. There was no after-hours trading activity today.
 There were 350 block trades, while 337 blocks were traded in the previous trading session.
 Topping the most active list was Biopharmaceutics Inc., up 7/8 to 4-3/4 on 2,027,400 shares, followed by Amdahl Corp., down 3/8 to 17-1/2 on 1,173,500 shares. The third most active issue, Enzo Biochem was down 3/8 to 6-5/8 on 1,015,400 shares.
 REGULAR SESSION: CUMULATIVE YEAR-TO-DATE:
 STOCKS TODAY: 25,700,480 1992 TO DATE: 214,308,160
 STOCKS YESTERDAY: 28,035,200 1991 TO DATE: 93,065,930
 1990 TO DATE 138,440,550
 AFTER-HOURS SESSION:
 STOCKS TODAY: No Activity
 STOCKS YESTERDAY: 1,000
 AMEX MARKET VALUE INDEX SUB-INDICES:
 HIGH TECHNOLOGY 621.30 down 4.78
 CAPITAL GOODS 536.43 up 2.32
 CONSUMER GOODS 731.01 down 2.23
 SERVICE 1,107.07 up 6.30
 RETAIL 1,312.48 up 13.41
 FINANCIAL 463.34 up 1.10
 NATURAL RESOURCES 187.63 up 3.33
 HOUSING, CONSTRUCTION
 AND LAND DEVELOPMENT 308.33 up 8.49
 NEW ENGLAND 589.05 up 4.46
 MIDDLE ATLANTIC 62.65 up 0.26
 NORTH CENTRAL 717.79 up 5.58
 SOUTH ATLANTIC 1,194.40 up 7.72
 SOUTH CENTRAL 359.64 up 6.67
 MOUNTAIN 123.04 up 2.17
 PACIFIC 503.25 down 5.98
 FOREIGN 206.43 up 2.77
 Trading in options was active today with 276,485 contracts changing hands as compared with 237,365 contracts traded yesterday. Calls were higher as puts traded lower.
 Topping the most active list in puts was the Valley National Corp. Mar. 25 series, down 11/16 to 5/16 on 1,450 contracts, followed by the Major Market Index Jan. 350 series, up 1 to 2-3/4 on 1,312 contracts. The third most active was the Major Market Index Jan. 345 series up 1/4 to 15/16 on 1,254 contracts.
 Topping the most active list in calls was the Unisys Jan. 5 series, up 1/8 to 1/4 on 2,616 contracts, followed by the Major Market Index Jan. 350 series down 1-5/16 to 1-1/2 on 2,460 contracts. The third most active was the Digital Equipment Feb. 60 series, up 1 to 3 on 2,408 contracts.
 AMEX Index Options closed as follows:
 Major Market Index: down 1.91 to 348.91. Contracts volume 10,293, with 5,017 puts and 5,276 calls.
 Capped Major Market Index: down 1.91 to 348.91. Contracts volume 0, with 0 puts and 0 calls.
 XMI Leaps Index: down .19 to 34.89. Contracts volume 1,156, with 1,146 puts and 10 calls.
 Institutional Index: down 3.43 to 438.92. Contracts volume 4,807, with 2,494 puts and 2,313 calls.
 Capped Institutional Index: down 3.43 to 438.92. Contracts volume 0, with 0 puts and 0 calls.
 Japan Index: unchanged to 218.60. Contracts volume 3,029, with 812 puts and 2,217 calls.
 Computer Technology Index: up 3.68 to 128.19. Contracts volume 84, with 25 puts and 59 calls.
 Oil Index: up .61 to 233.27. Contracts volume 524, with 176 puts and 348 calls.
 Most Active Major Market Index Option: Jan 350 calls, with a total of 2,460 contracts traded.
 Most Active Institutional Index Option: Mar 465 calls, with a total of 1,250 contracts traded.
 Total Equity Option Volume For Calls 205,918
 Total Equity Option Volume For Puts 70,567
 -0- 1/15/92
 CONTACT: Amex Corporate Communications, 212-306-1639/ CO: American Stock Exchange ST: New York IN: FIN SU:


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