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AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE DAILY REPORT

 AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE DAILY REPORT
 NEW YORK, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Prices on the American Stock


Exchange closed lower today in heavy trading. The Amex Market Value Index closed down 0.94 to 412.48. Declines led advances 305 to 297 with 241 issues unchanged. The average price per share fell two cents.
 Stock volume for the regular session totaled 18,260,000 shares, down from the 21,939,600 shares traded Friday. There were 2,100 shares traded after-hours today, bringing the cumulative volume to 18,262,100 shares. There were 266 block trades, while 298 blocks were traded in the previous trading session.
 Topping the most active list was ICH Corp., unchanged at 5-3/4 on 905,400 shares, followed by Continental Airlines Holdings, up 1/4 to 2-1/8 on 841,700 shares. The third most active issue, Medco Research was down 2-1/8 to 29-5/8 on 690,200 shares.
 REGULAR SESSION: CUMULATIVE YEAR-TO-DATE:
 STOCKS TODAY: 18,260,000 1992 TO DATE: 380,017,045
 STOCKS FRIDAY: 21,939,600 1991 TO DATE: 184,868,115
 1990 TO DATE 280,513,280
 AFTER-HOURS SESSION:
 STOCKS TODAY: 2,100
 STOCKS FRIDAY: No Activity
 AMEX MARKET VALUE INDEX SUB-INDICES:
 HIGH TECHNOLOGY 611.38 up 2.73
 CAPITAL GOODS 437.79 up 0.20
 CONSUMER GOODS 726.82 up 4.03
 SERVICE 1,086.36 down 9.26
 RETAIL 1,337.80 down 5.91
 FINANCIAL 473.64 down 0.74
 NATURAL RESOURCES 187.53 down 1.84
 HOUSING, CONSTRUCTION
 AND LAND DEVELOPMENT 323.86 up 9.15
 NEW ENGLAND 578.90 down 2.23
 MIDDLE ATLANTIC 692.75 up 1.40
 NORTH CENTRAL 713.34 up 2.26
 SOUTH ATLANTIC 1,191.33 down 4.67
 SOUTH CENTRAL 367.09 up 1.60
 MOUNTAIN 129.48 down 0.54
 PACIFIC 500.14 up 0.02
 FOREIGN 204.26 down 2.75
 Trading in options was light today with 149,988 contracts changing hands as compared with 161,184 contracts traded Friday. Puts were higher as calls traded lower.
 Topping the most active list in puts was the Disney Feb. 140 series, up 1/2 to 8-5/8 on 2,770 contracts, followed by the Intergraph Jul. 60 series, up 3/8 to 5 on 1,221 contracts. The third most active was the American Express Apr. 225 series down 5/8 to 3-1/8 on 1,175 contracts.
 Topping the most active list in calls was the Unisys Apr. 7 1/2 series, down 1/4 to 1-1/8 on 3,702 contracts, followed by the Disney Feb. 140 series down 1/4 to 1-1/4 on 3,366 contracts. The third most active was the Merrill Lynch Feb. 65 series, down 1-1/16 to 1-1/8 on 3,064 contracts.
 AMEX Index Options closed as follows:
 Major Market Index: down .09 to 346.68. Contracts volume 4,439, with 2,638 puts and 1,801 calls.
 Capped Major Market Index: down .09 to 346.68. Contracts volume 0, with 0 puts and 0 calls.
 XMI Leaps Index: down .01 to 34.67. Contracts volume 351, with 326 puts and 25 calls.
 Institutional Index: down 1.27 to 431.68. Contracts volume 1,363, with 1,020 puts and 343 calls.
 Capped Institutional Index: down 1.27 to 431.68. Contracts volume 0, with 0 puts and 0 calls.
 Japan Index: down .79 to 211.18. Contracts volume 1,120, with 532 puts and 588 calls.
 Computer Technology Index: down .54 to 124.63. Contracts volume 0, with 0 puts and 0 calls.
 Oil Index: down .80 to 231.76. Contracts volume 20, with 3 puts and 17 calls.
 Most Active Major Market Index Option: Feb 350 puts, with a total of 495 contracts traded.
 Most Active Institutional Index Option: Feb 420 puts, with a total of 252 contracts traded.
 Total Equity Option Volume For Calls 101,879
 Total Equity Option Volume For Puts 48,109
 -0- 1/27/92
 CONTACT: Amex Corporate Communications, 212-306-1639/ CO: American Stock Exchange ST: New York IN: FIN SU:


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