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AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE DAILY REPORT

 AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE DAILY REPORT
 NEW YORK, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Prices on the American Stock


Exchange closed higher today in moderate trading. The Amex Market Value Index closed up .95 to 391.82. Advances led declines 263 to 228 with 225 issues unchanged. The average price per share rose two cents.
 Stock volume for the regular session totaled 11,885,890 shares, up from the 11,385,300 shares traded yesterday. There was no After-hours activity reported today.
 Topping the most active list was IVAX Corp., up 7/8 to 29-7/8 on 1,254,200 shares, followed by Chambers Development Corp., down 1/4 to 9 on 364,300 shares. The third most active issue, Amdahl was up 1/8 to 14-1/4 on 327,700 shares.
 REGULAR SESSION: CUMULATIVE YEAR-TO-DATE:
 STOCKS TODAY: 11,885,890 1992 TO DATE: 2,215,335,075
 STOCKS YESTERDAY: 11,385,300 1991 TO DATE: 1,888,361,826
 1990 TO DATE 2,112,958,845
 AFTER-HOURS SESSION:
 STOCKS TODAY: No Activity Reported
 STOCKS YESTERDAY: No Activity Reported
 AMEX MARKET VALUE INDEX--SUB-INDICES:
 HIGH TECHNOLOGY 499.63 Down 0.98
 CAPITAL GOODS 415.05 Up 2.34
 CONSUMER GOODS 752.17 Down 3.03
 SERVICE 1,002.06 Up 8.90
 RETAIL 1,192.09 Down 0.22
 FINANCIAL 479.13 Up 1.20
 NATURAL RESOURCES 188.25 Up 0.68
 HOUSING, CONSTRUCTION
 AND LAND DEVELOPMENT 304.38 Up 1.38
 NEW ENGLAND 565.10 Up 1.65
 MIDDLE ATLANTIC 609.81 Down 1.14
 NORTH CENTRAL 733.99 Up 4.91
 SOUTH ATLANTIC 1,090.09 Up 9.52
 SOUTH CENTRAL 369.85 Up 2.84
 MOUNTAIN 112.88 Up 1.66
 PACIFIC 452.87 Up 2.77
 FOREIGN 209.43 Up 0.12
 Today's cumulative volume in the Emerging Company Marketplace (ECM) totaled 206,800 shares. The most actively traded stock on the ECM was Spectrum Signal Processing, Inc., up 1/16 to 2-3/16 on 46,300 shares.
 Trading in options was light today with 108,531 contracts changing hands as compared with 114,777 contracts traded yesterday. Puts and calls were both lower.
 Topping the most active list in puts was the U.S. Surgical August 85 series, up 11/16 to 1-3/4 on 1,592 contracts, followed by the Pfizer Inc. December 75 series, down 3/4 to 2-3/8 on 1,219 contracts. The third most active was the Amgen October 65 series up 7/16 to 2-15/16 on 930 contracts.
 Topping the most active list in calls was the U.S. Surgical August 95 series, down 1 to 1-1/4 on 1,976 contracts, followed by the U.S. Surgical August 90 series down 1-1/4 to 3 on 1,769 contracts. The third most active was the U.S. Surgical August 100 series, down 7/16 to 7/16 on 1,360 contracts.
 AMEX Index Options closed as follows:
 Standard & Poor's MidCap Index: down 0.26 to 146.57. Contracts volume 1,697, with 458 puts and 1,239 calls.
 Major Market Index: down .59 to 359.37. Contracts volume 4,879, with 3,278 puts and 1,601 calls.
 XMI Leaps Index: down .06 to 35.94. Contracts volume 464, with 464 puts and 0 calls.
 Institutional Index: down .52 to 440.61. Contracts volume 1,047, with 747 puts and 300 calls.
 Capped Institutional Index: down .52 to 440.61. Contracts volume 0, with 0 puts and 0 calls.
 Japan Index: down .27 to 158.02. Contracts volume 1,429, with 987 puts and 442 calls.
 Pharmaceutical Index: up .28 to 220.14. Contracts volume 519, with 338 puts and 181 calls.
 Computer Technology Index: down .27 to 121.67. Contracts volume 2, with 0 puts and 2 calls.
 Oil Index: up .43 to 240.17. Contracts volume 193, with 119 puts and 74 calls.
 Total Equity Option Volume For Calls: 71,364
 Total Equity Option Volume For Puts: 37,167
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 CONTACT: Amex Corporate Communications, 212-306-1639/ CO: American Stock Exchange ST: New York IN: FIN SU:


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