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AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE DAILY REPORT

                AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE DAILY REPORT
    NEW YORK, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Trading on the American Stock


Exchange closed lower today in active trading. The Amex Market Value Index closed down 0.21 to 385.52. Declines led advances 269 to 226 with 245 issues unchanged. The average price per share was unchanged.
    Stock volume for the regular session totaled 17,003,600 shares, up from the 14,488,175 shares traded yesterday.  There was no after-hours trading today.
    Topping the most active list was Amdahl, down 3/8 to 9 3/8 on 1,531,800 shares, followed by Echo Bay Mines, up 3/8 to 6 7/8 on 623,600 shares.  The third most active issue, A/S Eksportfinans was up 1 5/8 to 5 1/8 on 418,800 shares.
    REGULAR SESSION:                     CUMULATIVE YEAR-TO-DATE
    Stocks Today: 17,003,600             1992 To Date: 2,560,982,550
    Stocks Yesterday: 14,488,175         1991 To Date: 2,255,600,576
                                         1990 To Date: 2,486,782,745
    AFTER-HOURS SESSION:
    Stocks Today: No Activity Reported
    Stocks Yesterday: No Activity Reported
    AMEX MARKET VALUE INDEX -- SUB-INDICES
    High Technology                   445.68    Down      0.18
    Capital Goods                     403.41    Down      0.60
    Consumer Goods                    762.38    Up        1.26
    Service                           991.50    Down      2.07
    Retail                          1,115.01    Down      2.04
    Financial                         471.75    Up        0.68
    Natural Resources                 191.35    Up        0.08
    Housing, Construction
     and Land Development             286.09    Down      2.85
    New England                       562.50    Down      1.19
    Middle Atlantic                   602.35    Up        1.81
    North Central                     742.12    Down      0.66
    South Atlantic                  1,043.55    Down      3.26
    South Central                     361.94    Up        2.33
    Mountain                          106.62    Up        0.19
    Pacific                           424.08    Down      1.65
    Foreign                           208.52    Down      0.69
    Today's cumulative volume in the Emerging Company Marketplace (ECM) totaled 234,900 shares.  The most actively traded stock on the ECM was AUDRE Recognition Systems, Inc., up 1/8 to 3 5/8 on 59,900 shares.
    Trading in options was moderate today with 171,080 contracts changing hands as compared with 166,689 contracts traded yesterday. Puts were higher as calls traded lower.
    Topping the most active list in puts was the U.S. Surgical September 70 series, up 1/8 to 1 1/8 on 2,629 contracts, followed by the Major Market Index September 355 series, up 5/8 to 2 7/16 on 2,411 contracts. The third most active was the Major Market Index September 350 series up 3/8 to 15/16 on 1,925 contracts.
    Topping the most active list in calls was the Major Market Index September 355 series, down 3/16 to 1 7/16 on 2,803 contracts, followed by the U.S. Surgical September 70 series down 1 5/8 to 1 1/8 on 1,740 contracts.  The third most active was the Phillip Morris September 85 series, up 1/16 to 1/4 on 1,674 contracts. OPTIONS
    AMEX Index Options closed as follows:
    S&P Midcap Index: down .19 to 146.64.  Contracts volume 3591, with 878 puts and 2713 calls.
    Major Market Index: down .87 to 353.92.  Contracts volume 15,655, with 8,767 puts and 6,888 calls.
    XMI Leaps Index (XLT): down .09 to 35.39.  Contracts volume 1625 with 1570 puts and 55 calls.
    Institutional Index: up 24 to 436.78.  Contracts volume 4,895 with 2,669 puts and 2,226 calls.
    Capped Institutional Index: up 24 to 436.78.  Contracts volume 0, with 0 puts and 0 calls.
    Japan Index: down 5.10 to 180.99.  Contracts volume 5,627, with 3,563 puts and 2,064 calls.
    Pharmaceutical Index: down .49 to 211.46.  Contracts volume 702, with 407 puts and 295 calls
    Computer Technology Index: down 1.74 to 116.79.  Contracts volume 39 with 0 puts and 39 calls.
    Oil Index: up 2.38 to 240.86.  Contracts volume 268 with 41 puts and 227 calls.
    Equity Options Total Volume: 65,571 puts and 105,509 calls
    -0-                             9/16/92
    /CONTACT:  Amex Corporate Communications, 212-306-1639/ CO:  American Stock Exchange ST:  New York IN:  FIN SU: AMEX -- NY074 -- 0378 09/16/92 18:46 EDT
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