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AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE DAILY REPORT

 AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE DAILY REPORT
 NEW YORK, March 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Prices on the American Stock


Exchange closed lower today in heavy trading. The Amex Market Value Index closed down .14 to 402.03. Declines led advances 307 to 274 with 231 issues unchanged. The average price per share closed unchanged.
 Stock volume for the regular session totaled 16,923,185 shares, down from the 23,299,010 shares traded yesterday. After-Hours volume totaled 400 shares, bringing the cumulative volume for today to 16,923,585 shares.
 There were 250 block trades today.
 Topping the most active list was Chambers Development Class A, down 1/8 to 10 1/4 on 2,235,300 shares, followed by Preferred Health Care Ltd., down 3 5/8 to 13 3/8 on 663,700 shares. The third most active issue, Wang Labs, Class B was unchanged at 6 1/8 on 498,400 shares.
 Regular session: Cumulative year-to-date:
 Stocks today: 16,923,185 1992 to date: 1,048,418,290
 Stocks yesterday: 23,299,010 1991 to date: 775,257,320
 1990 to date 797,822,535
 After-hours session:
 Stocks today: 400
 Stocks yesterday: no activity
 Amex market value index--sub-indices:
 High technology 573.61 down 1.20
 Capital goods 443.91 up .26
 Consumer goods 755.28 up 1.04
 Service 1,048.35 up 3.82
 Retail 1,345.59 up 5.81
 Financial 485.66 down 2.10
 Natural resources 173.47 down 0.69
 Housing, construction
 and land development 358.06 down 0.22
 New England 592.03 down 1.00
 Middle Atlantic 651.72 up 0.33
 North Central 769.49 up 4.04
 South Atlantic 1,219.66 up 5.23
 South Central 361.72 down 2.42
 Mountain 127.96 up 0.66
 Pacific 481.48 down 0.75
 Foreign 192.47 down 0.53
 Today's volume in the Emerging Company Marketplace (ECM) totaled 426,800 shares. The most actively traded stock on the ECM was Topox, Inc., up 1/2 to 3 3/4 on 54,100 shares.
 Trading in options was active today with 250,995 contracts changing hands as compared with 146,046 contracts traded yesterday. Both puts and calls traded lower.
 Topping the most active list in puts was the Major Market Index APR 340 series, up 3/16 to 2 7/8 on 10,314 contracts, followed by the Institutional Index MAY 325 series, unchanged at 1/8 on 6,361 contracts. The third most active was the Institutional Index MAY 425 series down 1/8 to 11 5/8 on 6,361 contracts.
 Topping the most active list in calls was the Institutional Index MAY 425 series, unchanged at 6 1/2 on 6,361 contracts, followed by the Institutional Index MAY 325 series unchanged at 94 1/4 on 6,361 contracts. The third most active was the Major Market Index MAR 350 series, down 1/2 to 1/16 on 5,611 contracts.
 AMEX Index Options closed as follows:
 Standard & Poor's MidCap Index: down .54 to 148.21. Contracts volume 2,098, with 1193 puts and 905 calls.
 Major Market Index: up .48 to 348.46. Contracts volume 32,743, with 17,528 puts and 15,215 calls.
 Capped Major Market Index: up .48 to 348.46. Contracts volume 0, with 0 puts and 0 calls.
 XMI Leaps Index: up .05 to 34.85. Contracts volume 233, with 233 puts and 0 calls.
 Institutional Index: up 1.66 to 421.40. Contracts volume 33,543, with 15,078 puts and 18,465 calls.
 Capped Institutional Index: up 1.66 to 421.40. Contracts volume 0, with 0 puts and 0 calls.
 Japan Index: unchanged at 202.70. Contracts volume 754, with 358 puts and 396 calls.
 Computer Technology Index: up .39 to 128.75. Contracts volume 7, with 0 puts and 7 calls.
 Oil Index: down 1.01 to 213.26. Contracts volume 233, with 134 puts and 99 calls.
 Total Equity Option Volume For Calls: 150,627
 Total Equity Option Volume For Puts: 100,368
 AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE WEEKLY REPORT
 Prices on the American Stock Exchange closed lower this week in very heavy trading. The Amex Market Value Index closed down 2.03 for the week to 402.03. The Market Value Index reached its intraday high of 406.63 on Wednesday and slipped to its intraday low of 400.63 on Wednesday. The average price per share fell five cents this week.
 Regular session stock volume for the week totaled 98,695,715 shares, up from the volume of 73,283,545 shares traded last week. There were 1,413 blocks traded during the week, compared with 1,053 blocks traded the previous week.
 Volume for the Emerging Company Marketplace, which opened for trading Wednesday, totalled 2,090,600 for the inaugual three sessions. The most active issue for the week Topox, Inc., closed at 3 3/4 on 343,200 shares.
 Options trading was light/moderate this week as 825,219 contracts changed hands, compared with 683,928 contracts traded in last week's session.
 THE 10 MOST ACTIVE STOCKS THIS WEEK WERE:
 Chambers Development 22,825,500 10 1/4 down 19 1/4
 Class A
 International Corona 6,843,200 4 1/8 down 1/8
 Wang Labs Class B 2,490,800 4 1/8 down 1/8
 Fruit of the Loom 1,666,900 35 1/2 up 2 5/8
 U.S. Bioscience 1,498,500 15 1/4 down 5/8
 ALZA 1,370,200 45 up 1
 New York Times, Cl A 1,186,200 32 1/8 up 2 3/4
 Echo Bay Mines 1,109,200 6 7/8 down 1/8
 Medco Research 1,072,000 23 5/8 up 3/4
 Paine Webber Put Wts 976,400 10 7/8 down 1/8
 -0- 3/20/92
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