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AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE DAILY REPORT

 NEW YORK, Nov. 17 ~PRNewswire~ -- Prices on the American Stock Exchange closed lower today in active trading. The Amex Market Value Index closed down 2.54 to 384.29. Declines led advances 319 to 245 with 199 issues unchanged. The average price per share fell seven cents.
 Stock volume for the regular session totaled 14,334,340 shares, down from the 13,621,535 shares traded yesterday. After-Hours volume totaled zero shares, bringing the cumulative volume for today to 14,334,340 shares.
 Topping the most active list was ICH Corp., up 3~16 to 4 3~16 on 982,500 shares, followed by Davstar Industries, down 1 3~8 to 5 3~4 on 702,200 shares. The third most active issue, Amdahl was down 1~8 to 7 7~8 on 501,500 shares.
 REGULAR SESSION: CUMULATIVE YEAR-TO-DATE:
 STOCKS TODAY: 14,334,340 1992 TO DATE: 3,114,040,990
 STOCKS YESTERDAY: 13,621,535 1991 TO DATE: 2,893,210,551
 1990 TO DATE 2,998,858,975
 AFTER-HOURS SESSION:
 STOCKS TODAY: No activity reported
 STOCKS YESTERDAY: 1,100 Shares
 AMEX MARKET VALUE INDEX--SUB-INDICES:
 HIGH TECHNOLOGY 470.73 Down 4.62
 CAPITAL GOODS 398.13 Down 3.88
 CONSUMER GOODS 803.12 Down 8.82
 SERVICE 1,024.09 Down 7.06
 RETAIL 1,244.16 Up 18.14
 FINANCIAL 482.11 Up 1.60
 NATURAL RESOURCES 167.52 Down 1.88
 HOUSING, CONSTRUCTION
 AND LAND DEVELOPMENT 296.35 Up 0.90
 NEW ENGLAND 594.16 Down 1.95
 MIDDLE ATLANTIC 614.99 Down 5.44
 NORTH CENTRAL 803.43 Down 8.99
 SOUTH ATLANTIC 1,114.71 Up 7.83
 SOUTH CENTRAL 374.67 Down 1.50
 MOUNTAIN 123.14 Up 0.38
 PACIFIC 413.42 Down 1.77
 FOREIGN 182.34 Down 2.06
 Today's cumulative volume in the Emerging Company Marketplace (ECM) totaled 271,900 shares. The most actively traded stock on the ECM was AUDRE Recognition Systems, Inc., down 1~8 to 3 on 70,800 shares.
 Trading in options was light today with 142,473 contracts changing hands as compared with 160,288 contracts traded yesterday. Puts were higher as calls traded lower.
 Topping the most active list in puts was the Pfizer December 70 series, unchanged at 3~8 on 1,813 contracts, followed by the Glaxo November 25 series, up 1~8 to 5~8 on 1,314 contracts. The third most active was the Institutional June 375 series unchanged at 4 5~8 on 1,000 contracts.
 Topping the most active list in calls was the Arkla November 10 series, unchanged at 1~8 on 2,229 contracts, followed by the Pfizer December 70 series up 1 to 7 3~4 on 1,816 contracts. The third most active was the Pfizer November 65 series, up 1 1~8 to 12 1~8 on 1,800 contracts.
 OPTIONS
 AMEX Index Options closed as follows:
 S&P Midcap Index: down 1.19 to 150.63. Contracts volume 611, with 116 puts and 495 calls.
 Major Market Index: down 1.04 to 340.15. Contracts volume 5,682, with 2,909 puts and 2,773 calls.
 XMI Leaps Index (XLT): down 0.10 to 34.02. Contracts volume 200, with 200 puts and 0 calls.
 Institutional Index (XII) (Opening-settled): down 1.11 to 431.88. Contracts volume 250, with 200 puts and 50 calls.
 Institutional Index (PXP) (Closing-settled): down 1.11 to 431.88. Contracts volume 1,692, with 1,436 puts and 256 calls.
 Eurotop 100 Index (EUR): up 0.14 to 420.92. Contracts volume 79, with 40 puts and 39 calls.
 Japan Index (JPN): down 1.65 to 161.52. Contracts volume 3,617, with 1,907 puts and 1,707 calls.
 Pharmaceutical Index: up 0.57 to 203.30. Contracts volume 620, with 161 puts and 459 calls.
 Biotechnology Index: down 3.46 to 171.97. Contracts volume 45, with 18 puts and 27 calls
 Computer Technology Index: down 2.30 to 114.16. Contracts volume 40, with 40 puts and 0 calls
 Oil Index: down 0.83 to 221.20. Contracts volume 90, with 25 puts and 65 calls.
 Equity Options Volume: 46,708 puts and 95,765 calls.
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