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AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE DAILY REPORT

 AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE DAILY REPORT
 NEW YORK, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Prices on the American Stock


Exchange closed lower today in light trading. The Amex Market Value Index closed down 1.92 to 389.90. Declines led advances 271 to 197 with 245 issues unchanged. The average price per share fell five cents.
 Stock volume for the regular session totaled 8,625,800 shares, down from the 11,885,890 shares traded yesterday. There was no After-hours trading activity. Cumulative volume for today was 8,625,800 shares.
 Topping the most active list was Plains Resources, down 1/2 to 14-3/8 on 424,100 shares, followed by IVAX, down 7/8 to 29 on 361,800 shares. The third most active issue, Jan Bell Marketing was unchanged at 16 on 279,600 shares.
 REGULAR SESSION: CUMULATIVE YEAR-TO-DATE:
 STOCKS TODAY: 8,625,800 1992 TO DATE: 2,223,960,875
 STOCKS YESTERDAY: 11,885,890 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 495.86 Down 3.77
 CAPITAL GOODS 414.42 Down 0.63
 CONSUMER GOODS 754.26 Up 2.09
 SERVICE 990.36 Down 11.70
 RETAIL 1,180.47 Down 11.62
 FINANCIAL 479.44 Up 0.31
 NATURAL RESOURCES 187.24 Down 1.01
 HOUSING, CONSTRUCTION
 AND LAND DEVELOPMENT 300.51 Down 3.87
 NEW ENGLAND 558.25 Down 6.85
 MIDDLE ATLANTIC 608.34 Down 1.47
 NORTH CENTRAL 732.24 Down 1.75
 SOUTH ATLANTIC 1,089.55 Down 0.54
 SOUTH CENTRAL 367.21 Down 2.64
 MOUNTAIN 112.17 Down 0.71
 PACIFIC 451.31 Down 1.56
 FOREIGN 207.89 Down 1.54
 Today's cumulative volume in the Emerging Company Marketplace (ECM) totaled 276,700 shares. The most actively traded stock on the ECM was Intertel Communications Inc., down 1/16 to 1-1/4 on 145 400 shares.
 Trading in options was light today with 139,986 contracts changing hands as compared with 108,531 contracts traded yesterday. Puts were higher as calls traded lower.
 Topping the most active list in puts was the U.S. Surgical August 85 series, up 2 to 3-3/4 on 2,345 contracts, followed by the U.S. Surgical August 80 series, up 1-1/16 to 1-3/4 on 2,308 contracts. The third most active was the U.S. Surgical August 90 series up 3-1/4 to 7-3/8 on 1,499 contracts.
 Topping the most active list in calls was the U.S. Surgical August 90 series, down 1-13/16 to 1-3/16 on 3,386 contracts, followed by the U.S. Surgical August 95 series down 7/8 to 3/8 on 3,371 contracts. The third most active was the Wheelabrator Technologies Inc. August 30 series, down 5/16 to 1/8 on 2,950 contracts.
 AMEX Index Options closed as follows:
 Standard & Poor's MidCap Index: down .91 to 145.66. Contracts volume 1,550, with 587 puts and 963 calls.
 Major Market Index: down 1.79 to 357.58. Contracts volume 6,183, with 3,448 puts and 2,735 calls.
 XMI Leaps Index: down .18 to 35.76. Contracts volume 109, with 109 puts and 0 calls.
 Institutional Index: down 2.38 to 438.23. Contracts volume 2,235, with 1,783 puts and 452 calls.
 Capped Institutional Index: down 2.38 to 438.23. Contracts volume 25, with 0 puts and 25 calls.
 Japan Index: up 2.92 to 160.94. Contracts volume 2,365, with 1,371 puts and 994 calls.
 Pharmaceutical Index: down 1.66 to 218.48. Contracts volume 680, with 491 puts and 189 calls.
 Computer Technology Index: down 2.49 to 119.18. Contracts volume 0, with 0 puts and 0 calls.
 Oil Index: down 1.58 to 238.59. Contracts volume 75, with 10 puts and 65 calls.
 Total Equity Option Volume For Calls: 94,644
 Total Equity Option Volume For Puts: 45,342
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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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