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AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE DAILY REPORT

 AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE DAILY REPORT
 NEW YORK, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Prices on the American Stock


Exchange closed mixed today in moderate trading. The Amex Market Value Index closed up 0.85 to 366.83. Declines led advances 243 to 237 with 212 issues unchanged. The average price per share rose two cents.
 Stock volume for the regular session totaled 10,373,760 shares, up from the 7,073,200 shares traded yesterday. There was no after-hours trading activity today.
 Topping the most active list was Hillhaven Corp., up 5/16 to 2-11/16 on 495,900 shares, followed by Kirby Corporation, down 1/4 to 10-1/4 on 373,400 shares. The third most active issue, Medco Research was down 1/8 to 11-7/8 on 364,400 shares.
 REGULAR SESSION: CUMULATIVE YEAR-TO-DATE:
 STOCKS TODAY: 10,373,760 1992 TO DATE: 2,769,785,870
 STOCKS YESTERDAY: 7,073,200 1991 TO DATE: 2,511,144,981
 1990 TO DATE 2,752,310,955
 AFTER-HOURS SESSION:
 STOCKS TODAY: No Activity Reported
 STOCKS YESTERDAY: No Activity Reported
 AMX MARKET VALUE INDEX--SUB-INDICES:
 HIGH TECHNOLOGY 422.47 Up 1.82
 CAPITAL GOODS 379.14 Up 0.07
 CONSUMER GOODS 731.67 Up 1.73
 SERVICE 935.25 Down 2.09
 RETAIL 1,092.59 Down 3.41
 FINANCIAL 473.74 Up 3.29
 NATURAL RESOURCES 176.78 Up 0.71
 HOUSING, CONSTRUCTION
 AND LAND DEVELOPMENT 271.17 Up 1.27
 NEW ENGLAND 543.55 Up 3.07
 MIDDLE ATLANTIC 568.91 Down 2.11
 NORTH CENTRAL 728.45 Up 3.87
 SOUTH ATLANTIC 1,017.08 Down 2.44
 SOUTH CENTRAL 356.06 Down 0.47
 MOUNTAIN 112.66 Up 1.26
 PACIFIC 399.30 Up 4.09
 FOREIGN 192.89 Up 0.90
 Today's cumulative volume in the Emerging Company Marketplace (ECM) totaled 212,300 shares. The most actively traded stock on the ECM was Environmental Diagnostics, down 3/16 to 9-15/16 on 37,800 shares.
 Trading in options was light today with 170,488 contracts changing hands as compared with 120,449 contracts traded yesterday. Calls were higher as puts traded lower.
 Topping the most active list in puts was the Major Market Index October 340 series, down 1-1/4 to 1-3/8 on 1,548 contracts, followed by the Merrill Lynch November 50 series, down 2-1/2 to 1-1/2 on 1,413 contracts. The third most active was the Westinghouse January 15 series up 1/16 to 1-5/16 on 1,172 contracts.
 Topping the most active list in calls was the U.S. Surgical October 60 series, down 3/8 to 1/2 on 3,707 contracts, followed by the Merrill Lynch October 50 series up 1-5/8 to 1-3/4 on 2,476 contracts. The third most active was the Disney October 35 series, up 7/16 to 1-3/16 on 2,087 contracts.
 AMEX Index Options closed as follows:
 Standard & Poor's MidCap Index: up .74 to 142.42. Contracts volume 1,750, with 663 puts and 1,087 calls.
 Major Market Index: up 1.36 to 341.27. Contracts volume 9,563, with 5,709 puts and 3,854 calls.
 XMI Leaps Index: up .14 to 34.13. Contracts volume 44, with 44 puts and 0 calls.
 Institutional Index: up 1.75 to 425.53. Contracts volume 1,047, with 661 puts and 386 calls.
 Japan Index: up 1.91 to 176.37. Contracts volume 3,818, with 2,111 puts and 1,707 calls.
 Pharmaceutical Index: up 1.59 to 196.40. Contracts volume 899, with 381 puts and 518 calls.
 Biotechnology Index: up 1.73 to 134.44. Contracts volume 126, with 73 puts and 53 calls.
 Computer Technology Index: up .50 to 114.94. Contracts volume 0, with 0 puts and 0 calls.
 Oil Index: down .11 to 231.73. Contracts volume 140, with 60 puts and 80 calls.
 Total Equity Option Volume For Calls: 105,675
 Total Equity Option Volume For Puts: 64,813
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