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AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE DAILY REPORT

 AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE DAILY REPORT
 NEW YORK, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Prices on the American Stock


Exchange closed higher today in moderate trading. The Amex Market Value Index closed up 0.13 to 367.01. Advances led declines 248 to 246 with 238 issues unchanged. The average price per share was unchanged at 10.07.
 Stock volume for the regular session totaled 10,208,735 shares, up/down from the 8,851,435 shares traded yesterday. There was no after- hours activity today.
 Topping the most active list was American Exploration, down 3/16 to 2-1/4 on 356,600 shares, followed by Champion Enterprises, up 1 to 5-1/8 on 347,100 shares. The third most active issue, Amdahl was unchanged at 8 on 328,500 shares.
 REGULAR SESSION: CUMULATIVE YEAR-TO-DATE:
 STOCKS TODAY: 10,208,735 1992 TO DATE: 2,742,650,890
 STOCKS YESTERDAY: 8,851,435 1991 TO DATE: 2,468,426,001
 1990 TO DATE 2,693,704,125
 AFTER-HOURS SESSION:
 STOCKS TODAY: No Activity Reported
 STOCKS YESTERDAY: No Activity Reported
 AMEX MARKET VALUE INDEX--SUB-INDICES:
 HIGH TECHNOLOGY 422.57 up 1.35
 CAPITAL GOODS 381.72 up 2.35
 CONSUMER GOODS 733.10 down 1.71
 SERVICE 939.14 down 1.05
 RETAIL 1,097.06 up 2.46
 FINANCIAL 468.97 up 0.43
 NATURAL RESOURCES 177.07 up 0.04
 HOUSING, CONSTRUCTION
 AND LAND DEVELOPMENT 269.58 up 4.49
 NEW ENGLAND 542.93 down 0.99
 MIDDLE ATLANTIC 572.25 up 2.31
 NORTH CENTRAL 724.77 down 0.17
 SOUTH ATLANTIC 1,023.51 down 2.77
 SOUTH CENTRAL 357.81 down 0.73
 MOUNTAIN 113.86 up 1.88
 PACIFIC 395.49 up 1.17
 FOREIGN 192.83 down 0.31
 Today's cumulative volume in the Emerging Company Marketplace (ECM) totaled 280.800 shares. The most actively traded stock on the ECM was Environmental Diagnostics, Inc., down 1-9/16 to 10-7/16 on 104,700 shares.
 Trading in options was light today with 168,098 contracts changing hands as compared with 107,598 contracts traded yesterday. Calls were higher as puts traded lower.
 Topping the most active list in puts was the Philip Morris Mar. 75 series, unchanged at 1-15/16 on 2,464 contracts, followed by the Westinghouse Jan. 15 series, up 13/16 to 1-3/8 on 2,438 contracts. The third most active was the MidCap Oct. 140 series down 11/16 to 15/16 on 2,205 contracts.
 Topping the most active list in calls was the Philip Morris Nov. 85 series, up 1/4 to 1-1/4 on 3,742 contracts, followed by the Lotus Development Oct. 20 series up 1/16 to 3/16 on 2,663 contracts. The third most active was the Major Market Index Oct. 340 series, up 1-13/16 to 3-3/4 on 2,116 contracts.
 AMEX Index Options closed as follows:
 Standard & Poor's MidCap Index: up .78 to 141.95. Contracts volume 3,209, with 3,089 puts and 120 calls.
 Major Market Index: up 5.17 to 340.55. Contracts volume 12,550, with 6,491 puts and 6,059 calls.
 XMI Leaps Index: up .52 to 34.06. Contracts volume 1,053, with 1,053 puts and 0 calls.
 Institutional Index: up 4.75 to 424.08. Contracts volume 2,291, with 1,446 puts and 845 calls.
 Japan Index: up 2.05 to 174.76. Contracts volume 6,989, with 3,477 puts and 3,512 calls.
 Pharmaceutical Index: up 1.68 to 195.07. Contracts volume 633, with 249 puts and 384 calls.
 Computer Technology Index: up 1.78 to 115.31. Contracts volume 0, with 0 puts and 0 calls.
 Oil Index: up .32 to 232.84. Contracts volume 137, with 5 puts and 132 calls.
 Total Equity Option Volume For Calls: 98,209
 Total Equity Option Volume For Puts: 69,889
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