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AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE DAILY REPORT

 AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE DAILY REPORT
 NEW YORK, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Prices on the American Stock


Exchange closed lower today in moderate trading. The Amex Market Value Index closed down 0.66 to 366.17. Declines led advances 259 to 202 with 235 issues unchanged. The average price per share fell two cents.
 Stock volume for the regular session totaled 10,353,845 shares, down from the 10,373,760 shares traded yesterday. There was no after-hours activity reported. ? Topping the most active list was MedChem Products, up 1/ 4 8-1/2 on 989,100 shares, followed by Echo Bay Mines, down 3/8 to 5-3/8 on 395,000 shares. The third most active issue, International Mobile Machines was down 1/8 to 6-7/8 on 309,800 shares.
 REGULAR SESSION: CUMULATIVE YEAR-TO-DATE:
 STOCKS TODAY: 10,353,845 1992 TO DATE: 2,780,139,715
 STOCKS YESTERDAY: 10,373,760 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
 AMEX MARKET VALUE INDEX--SUB-INDICES:
 HIGH TECHNOLOGY 422.55 Up 0.08
 CAPITAL GOODS 377.85 Down 1.29
 CONSUMER GOODS 733.59 Up 1.92
 SERVICE 933.40 Down 1.85
 RETAIL 1,086.03 Down 6.56
 FINANCIAL 471.93 Down 1.81
 NATURAL RESOURCES 176.33 Down 0.45
 HOUSING, CONSTRUCTION
 AND LAND DEVELOPMENT 270.78 Down 0.39
 NEW ENGLAND 538.22 Down 5.33
 MIDDLE ATLANTIC 569.77 Up 0.86
 NORTH CENTRAL 732.14 Up 3.69
 SOUTH ATLANTIC 1,015.43 Down 1.65
 SOUTH CENTRAL 355.35 Down 0.71
 MOUNTAIN 110.65 Down 2.01
 PACIFIC 397.71 Down 1.59
 FOREIGN 192.20 Down 0.69
 Today's cumulative volume in the Emerging Company Marketplace (ECM) totaled 200,700 shares. The most actively traded stock on the ECM was AUDRE Recognition Systems, Inc., down 1/16 to 3-5/8 on 36,000 shares.
 Trading in options was light today with 167,174 contracts changing hands as compared with 170,488 contracts traded yesterday. Calls were higher as puts traded lower.
 Topping the most active list in puts was the U.S. Surgical October 60 series, down 4-3/16 to 5/16 on 3,304 contracts, followed by the U.S. Surgial October 65 series, down 7 to 1-3/4 on 2,634 contracts. The third most active was the Major Market Index October 340 series up 5/16 to 1-11/16 on 2,003 contracts.
 Topping the most active list in calls was the U.S. Surgical October 65 series, up 1-3/8 to 1-1/2 on 5,298 contracts, followed by the U.S. Surgical October 60 series up 4-3/8 to 4-7/8 on 4,324 contracts. The third most active was the U.S. Surgical October 70 series, up 1/4 to 5/16 on 2,001 contracts.
 AMEX Index Options closed as follows:
 Standard & Poor's MidCap Index: up .10 to 142.52. Contracts volume 804, with 261 puts and 543 calls.
 Major Market Index: down 1.36 to 339.91. Contracts volume 9,631, with 4,953 puts and 4,678 calls.
 XMI Leaps Index: down .14 to 33.99. Contracts volume 111, with 111 puts and 0 calls.
 Institutional Index: up .18 to 425.71. Contracts volume 1,450, with 781 puts and 669 calls.
 Japan Index: down 1.31 to 175.06. Contracts volume 1,758, with 842 puts and 916 calls.
 Pharmaceutical Index: up 1.45 to 197.85. Contracts volume 1,102, with 156 puts and 946 calls.
 Biotechnology Index: up 1.16 to 135.60. Contracts volume 11, with 5 puts and 6 calls.
 Computer Technology Index: down .40 to 114.54. Contracts volume 35, with 0 puts and 35 calls.
 Oil Index: up. 39 to 232.12. Contracts volume 43, with 20 puts and 23 calls.
 Total Equity Option Volume For Calls: 107,737
 Total Equity Option Volume For Puts: 59,437
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