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AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE DAILY REPORT

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


Exchange closed mixed today in moderate trading. The Amex Market Value Index closed up 1.70 to 367.33. Declines led advances 243 to 236 with 225 issues unchanged. The average price per share rose four cents.
 Stock volume for the regular session totaled 11,787,965 shares, down from the 11,442,320 shares traded yesterday. There was no after hours activity reported.
 Topping the most active list was ALC Communications, up 5/8 to 6-1/8 on 1,609,100 shares, followed by Plains Resources, down 1-7/8 to 7-7/8 on 591,900 shares. The third most active issue, Energy Service was up 1/4 to 1-11/16 on 468,100 shares.
 REGULAR SESSION: CUMULATIVE YEAR-TO-DATE:
 STOCKS TODAY: 11,787,965 1992 TO DATE: 2,803,390,290
 STOCKS YESTERDAY: 11,442,320 1991 TO DATE: 2,544,038,841
 1990 TO DATE 2,763,464,155
 AFTER-HOURS SESSION:
 STOCKS TODAY: No Activity Reported
 STOCKS YESTERDAY: 20,300 shares
 AMEX MARKET VALUE INDEX--SUB-INDICES:
 HIGH TECHNOLOGY 422.54 Down 0.15
 CAPITAL GOODS 382.77 Up 3.61
 CONSUMER GOODS 745.36 Up 10.37
 SERVICE 933.87 Up 4.04
 RETAIL 1,091.62 Up 6.97
 FINANCIAL 472.82 Up 1.00
 NATURAL RESOURCES 175.68 Up 0.14
 HOUSING, CONSTRUCTION
 AND LAND DEVELOPMENT 272.11 Down 0.26
 NEW ENGLAND 538.32 Up 0.84
 MIDDLE ATLANTIC 575.32 Up 4.72
 NORTH CENTRAL 739.86 Up 5.27
 SOUTH ATLANTIC 1,014.38 Up 2.19
 SOUTH CENTRAL 359.83 Up 2.36
 MOUNTAIN 110.77 Up 0.54
 PACIFIC 396.78 Up 0.65
 FOREIGN 191.32 Up 0.57
 Today's cumulative volume in the Emerging Company Marketplace (ECM) totaled 217,900 shares. The most actively traded stock on the ECM was AUDRE Recognition Systems, Inc., down 1/8 to 3-3/8 on 50,900 shares.
 Trading in options was heavy today with 366,398 contracts changing hands as compared with 263,211 contracts traded yesterday. Calls were higher as puts traded lower.
 Topping the most active list in puts was the U.S. Surgical October 65 series, down 13/16 to 15/16 on 7,575 contracts, followed by the Phillip Morris November 75 series, up 5/8 to 1-3/8 on 5,963 contracts. The third most active was the Digital Equipment October 35 series up 1/8 to 1/2 on 5,250 contracts.
 Topping the most active list in calls was the U.S. Surgical October 65 series, up 1-11/16 to 2-1/2 on 10,507 contracts, followed by the Phillip Morris November 80 series down 1-1/16 to 1-1/4 on 10,011 contracts. The third most active was the Phillip Morris December 80 series, down 1-1/4 to 1-7/8 on 5,353 contracts.
 AMEX Index Options closed as follows:
 Standard & Poor's MidCap Index: up .57 to 143.48. Contracts volume 712, with 342 puts and 370 calls.
 Major Market Index: down .39 to 337.73. Contracts volume 17,514, with 9,035 puts and 8,479 calls.
 XMI Leaps Index: down .04 to 33.77. Contracts volume 1,326, with 1,326 puts and 0 calls.
 Institutional Index: up 1.15 to 426.89. Contracts volume 12,799, with 6,671 puts and 6,128 calls.
 Japan Index: down 2.54 to 175.31. Contracts volume 2,509, with 1,608 puts and 901 calls.
 Pharmaceutical Index: down 2.77 to 196.76. Contracts volume 513, with 273 puts and 240 calls.
 Biotechnology Index: up 1.29 to 138.97. Contracts volume 20, with 13 puts and 7 calls.
 Computer Technology Index: up .30 to 113.27. Contracts volume 0, with 0 puts and 0 calls.
 Oil Index: up .65 to 234.32. Contracts volume 129, with 80 puts and 49 calls.
 Total Equity Option Volume For Calls: 232,852
 Total Equity Option Volume For Puts: 133,546
 AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE WEEKLY REPORT
 Prices on the American Stock Exchange closed higher this week in moderate trading. The Amex Market Value Index closed up 2.48 for the week to 367.33. The Market Value Index reached its intraday high of 367.33 on Friday and slipped to its intraday low of 365.11 on Thursday. The average price per share rose one cent this week.
 Regular session stock volume for the week totaled 51,031,090 shares, down from the volume of 56,576,065 shares traded last week.
 Options trading was heavy this week as 1,087,720 contracts changed hands, compared with 825,253 contracts traded in last week's session.
 THE 10 MOST ACTIVE STOCKS THIS WEEK WERE:
 Medchem Products 1,888,500 9 up 1/2
 ALC Communications 1,774,000 6-1/8 up 7/8
 Echo Bay Mines 1,307,100 5-5/8 down 1/4
 Hillhaven 1,300,100 2-5/8 up 1/4
 International Mobile 1,073,000 6-1/4 down 1/2
 Machines
 Hasbro 986,900 32-3/4 up 1-1/8
 Energy Service Co 961,500 1-11/16 up 5/16
 Chambers Development 902,300 7 up 1/8
 Class A
 IVAX 884,300 27 up 2-1/8
 Preferred Health Care 881,800 13-3/4 down 1-1/2
 -0- 10/16/92
 CONTACT: Amex Corporate Communications, 212-306-1639/ CO: American Stock Exchange ST: New York IN: FIN SU:


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