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AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE DAILY REPORT

 AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE DAILY REPORT
 NEW YORK, Aug. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Prices on the American Stock


Exchange closed lower today in active trading. The Amex Market Value Index closed down 1.56 to 384.31. Declines led advances 326 to 173 with 212 issues unchanged. The average price per share fell five cents.
 Stock volume for the regular session totaled 17,134,070 shares, up from the 15,528,010 shares traded yesterday. There was no after-hours trading activity.
 Topping the most active list was Wang Laboratories, class B, which rose 1/16 to 3/8 on 5,213,800 shares. Chambers Development Corp., the second most active stock, closed unchanged at 7 5/8 on 419,000 shares, followed by Western Energy Management, Inc., down 3/8 to 2 5/8 on 291,600 shares.
 Regular session: Cumulative year-to-date:
 Stocks today: 17,134,070 1992 to date: 2,373,158,200
 Stocks yesterday: 15,528,010 1991 to date: 2,035,100,536
 1990 to date 2,276,293,525
 After-hours session:
 Stocks today: no activity
 Stocks yesterday: 500 shares
 AMEX MARKET VALUE INDEX--SUB-INDICES:
 High technology 465.42 down 1.35
 Capital goods 406.83 down 2.38
 Consumer goods 745.64 down 2.85
 Service 984.31 down 5.89
 Retail 1,178.84 up 4.67
 Financial 473.78 down 2.61
 Natural resources 187.42 down 0.11
 Housing, construction
 and land development 290.33 down 4.46
 New England 540.66 up 2.36
 Middle Atlantic 598.60 down 3.50
 North Central 729.77 down 4.25
 South Atlantic 1,079.67 down 4.73
 South Central 356.97 down 2.91
 Mountain 100.27 down 0.74
 Pacific 438.77 down 4.04
 Foreign 208.53 up 0.01
 Today's cumulative volume in the Emerging Company Marketplace (ECM) totaled 178,600 shares. The most actively traded stock on the ECM was AUDRE Recognition Systems, Inc., up 1/8 to 2 7/8 on 65,000 shares.
 Trading in options was active today with 242,479 contracts changing hands as compared with 171,140 contracts traded yesterday. Puts were higher as calls traded lower.
 Topping the most active list in puts was the Philip Morris August 80 series, down 1/8 to 1/16 on 7,050 contracts, followed by the Major Market Index August 350 series, up 2 7/8 to 3 3/8 on 4,273 contracts. The third most active was the Philip Morris September 80 series up 1/16 to 1 11/16 on 2,753 contracts.
 Topping the most active list in calls was the Philip Morris August 80 series, down 3/8 to 1/16 on 7,677 contracts, followed by the Major Market Index September 355 series down 2 1/16 to 1 13/16 on 4,365 contracts. The third most active was the Major Market Index August 350 series, down 3 7/16 to 1/16 on 4,338 contracts.
 AMEX Index Options closed as follows:
 Standard & Poor's MidCap Index: down .99 to 143.17. Contracts volume 1,867, with 1,422 puts and 445 calls.
 Major Market Index: down 6.24 to 346.60. Contracts volume 34,564, with 14,506 puts and 20,058 calls.
 XMI Leaps Index: down .62 to 34.66. Contracts volume 483, with 437 puts and 50 calls.
 Institutional Index: down 4.82 to 431.25. Contracts volume 6,614, with 1,383 puts and 5,231 calls.
 Capped Institutional Index: down 4.82 to 431.25. Contracts volume 0, with 0 puts and 0 calls.
 Japan Index: up 9.47 to 163.72. Contracts volume 9,685, with 4,968 puts and 4,717 calls.
 Pharmaceutical Index: down 3.10 to 213.28. Contracts volume 400, with 173 puts and 227 calls.
 Computer Technology Index: down .31 to 110.97. Contracts volume 29, with 0 puts and 29 calls.
 Oil Index: down 2.91 to 237.19. Contracts volume 188, with 97 puts and 91 calls.
 Total Equity Option Volume For Calls: 137,627
 Total Equity Option Volume For Puts: 104,842
 AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE WEEKLY REPORT
 Prices on the American Stock Exchange closed lower this week in active trading. The Amex Market Value Index closed down 2.51 for the week to 384.31. The Market Value Index reached its intraday high of 387.29 on Wednesday and slipped to its intraday low of 384.73 on Thursday. The average price per share fell five cents this week.
 Regular session stock volume for the week totaled 82,997,715 shares, up from the volume of 48,745,300 shares traded last week.
 Options trading was moderate this week as 844,784 contracts changed hands, compared with 592,953 contracts traded in last week's session.
 THE 10 MOST ACTIVE STOCKS THIS WEEK WERE:
 American Exploration 2,045,500 3 Up 1/2
 IVAX Corporation 1,651,300 29 3/8 Up 1 1/2
 Plains Resources Inc. 1,626,000 9 5/8 Up 3/4
 Amdahl Corporation 1,478,600 13 1/8 Unch
 U.S. Bioscience 1,427,600 7 7/8 Down 1/4
 Enzo Biochem Inc. 1,222,300 5 7/8 Unch
 Int'l Murex Technologies 1,089,800 9 3/8 Down 1 1/8
 Int'l Mobile Machines 1,047,500 5 1/2 Down 1/4
 Echo Bay Mines 895,300 6 1/8 Up 1/4
 Chambers Development 832,100 7 5/8 Down 3/4
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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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