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AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE DAILY REPORT

 AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE DAILY REPORT
 NEW YORK, March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Prices on the American Stock


Exchange closed lower today in moderate trading. The Amex Market Value Index closed down 2.26 to 403.59. Declines led advances 326 to 231 with 263 issues unchanged. The average price per share fell seven cents.
 Stock volume for the regular session totaled 11,990,925 shares, down from the 13,164,825 shares traded yesterday. There was no after-hours trading activity today. There were 211 blocks traded today.
 Topping the most active list was Continental Airlines Holdings, up 1/4 to 1-1/4 on 1,130,000 shares, followed by Chambers Development Corp., A, down 1-7/8 to 29 on 356,100 shares. The third most active issue, Wang Labs Class B was down 1/4 to 6-1/8 on 316,100 shares.
 REGULAR SESSION: CUMULATIVE YEAR-TO-DATE:
 STOCKS TODAY: 11,990,925 1992 TO DATE: 930,452,645
 STOCKS YESTERDAY: 13,164,825 1991 TO DATE: 689,645,730
 1990 TO DATE 709,410,380
 AFTER-HOURS SESSION:
 STOCKS TODAY: No Activity
 STOCKS YESTERDAY: No Activity
 AMEX MARKET VALUE INDEX SUB-INDICES:
 HIGH TECHNOLOGY 596.78 down 6.13
 CAPITAL GOODS 438.99 down 0.55
 CONSUMER GOODS 740.01 up 0.20
 SERVICE 1,075.99 down 8.74
 RETAIL 1,333.28 down 5.10
 FINANCIAL 488.33 down 1.00
 NATURAL RESOURCES 176.75 down 1.13
 HOUSING, CONSTRUCTION
 AND LAND DEVELOPMENT 342.33 down 2.03
 NEW ENGLAND 581.50 down 2.54
 MIDDLE ATLANTIC 669.08 down 3.21
 NORTH CENTRAL 747.87 down 2.62
 SOUTH ATLANTIC 1,214.87 down 7.33
 SOUTH CENTRAL 367.00 down 0.50
 MOUNTAIN 129.85 down 1.02
 PACIFIC 479.45 down 2.88
 FOREIGN 194.53 down 1.86
 Trading in options was light today with 156,388 contracts changing hands as compared with 131,574 contracts traded yesterday. Puts were higher as calls traded lower.
 Topping the most active list in puts was the MidCap Apr. 150 series, down 3/8 to 4-3/4 on 1,925 contracts, followed by the MidCap Apr. 155 series, down 1/2 to 8-1/2 on 1,628 contracts. The third most active was the MidCap Mar. 140 series up 1/16 to 5/16 on 1,420 contracts.
 Topping the most active list in calls was the Philip Morris Apr. 80 series, up 1/16 to 1-1/16 on 2,738 contracts, followed by the MidCap Mar. 145 series up 5/16 to 2-5/8 on 1,701 contracts. The third most active was the American Express Apr. 22 1/2 series, down 1/8 to 7/16 on 1,550 contracts.
 AMEX Index Options closed as follows:
 Standard & Poor's MidCap Index: down .36 to 146.61. Contracts volume 9,141, with 6,598 puts and 2,543 calls.
 Major Market Index: up .03 to 343.93. Contracts volume 9,543, with 4,563 puts and 4,890 calls.
 Capped Major Market Index: up .03 to 343.93. Contracts volume 20, with 0 puts and 20 calls.
 XMI Leaps Index: unchanged to 34.39. Contracts volume 2,355, with 2,355 puts and 0 calls.
 Institutional Index: up .83 to 416.55. Contracts volume 3,262, with 2,255 puts and 1,007 calls.
 Capped Institutional Index: up .83 to 416.55. Contracts volume 10, with 10 puts and 0 calls.
 Japan Index: down .31 to 206.05. Contracts volume 2,209, with 1,155 puts and 1,054 calls.
 Computer Technology Index: up .98 to 126.91. Contracts volume 55, with 15 puts and 40 calls.
 Oil Index: up 1.29 to 213.76. Contracts volume 32, with 17 puts and 15 calls.
 Total Equity Option Volume For Calls: 96,780
 Total Equity Option Volume For Puts: 59,608
 -0- 3/12/92
 CONTACT: Amex Corporate Communications, 212-306-1639/ CO: American Stock Exchange ST: New York IN: FIN SU:


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