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AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE DAILY REPORT

 NEW YORK, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Prices on the American Stock Exchange closed lower today in moderate trading. The Amex Market Value Index closed down 1.90 to 390.66. Declines led advances 340 to 232 with 218 issues unchanged. The average price per share fell six cents.
 Stock volume for the regular session totaled 13,711,615 shares, down from the 16,249,085 shares traded yesterday. There was no after-hours trading activity today.
 Topping the most active list was Amdahl, down 1/4 to 7-1/8 on 971,600 shares, followed by Hasbro, down 1/4 to 32-3/4 on 377,100 shares. The third most active issue, Hillhaven was down 5/16 to 3-1/2 on 356,100 shares.
 REGULAR SESSION: CUMULATIVE YEAR-TO-DATE:
 STOCKS TODAY: 13,711,615 1992 TO DATE: 3,416,618,945
 STOCKS YESTERDAY: 16,249,085 1991 TO DATE: 3,171,404,241
 1990 TO DATE 3,214,835,040
 AFTER-HOURS SESSION:
 STOCKS TODAY: No Activity Reported
 STOCKS YESTERDAY: No Activity Reported
 AMEX MARKET VALUE INDEX--SUB-INDICES:
 HIGH TECHNOLOGY 480.70 Down 5.64
 CAPITAL GOODS 405.24 Down 1.52
 CONSUMER GOODS 806.04 Down 7.12
 SERVICE 1,062.08 Down 1.19
 RETAIL 1,317.18 Down 5.42
 FINANCIAL 488.82 Down 1.30
 NATURAL RESOURCES 164.12 Down 0.95
 HOUSING, CONSTRUCTION
 AND LAND DEVELOPMENT 318.39 Up 0.41
 NEW ENGLAND 612.01 Down 4.27
 MIDDLE ATLANTIC 636.64 Down 5.41
 NORTH CENTRAL 814.01 Up 1.83
 SOUTH ATLANTIC 1,134.89 Down 2.63
 SOUTH CENTRAL 384.57 Down 3.06
 MOUNTAIN 123.47 Down 1.78
 PACIFIC 423.47 Down 4.16
 FOREIGN 178.34 Down 0.30
 Today's cumulative volume in the Emerging Company Marketplace (ECM) totaled 278,500 shares. The most actively traded stock on the ECM was Intertel Communications, Inc., unchanged at 7/8 on 85,000 shares.
 Trading in options was moderate today with 172,769 contracts changing hands as compared with 126,369 contracts traded yesterday. Puts were higher as calls traded lower.
 Topping the most active list in puts was the U.S. Surgical December 65 series, down 3/4 to 7/8 on 3,338 contracts, followed by the Tucson December 5 series, up 1-1/4 to 3-3/4 on 2,184 contracts. The third most active was the U.S. Surgical January 65 series down 3/4 to 3 on 2,131 contracts.
 Topping the most active list in calls was the Pfizer December 75 series, down 1/2 to 4-1/8 on 9,184 contracts, followed by the Pfizer March 75 series down 3/8 to 5-7/8 on 9,168 contracts. The third most active was the Pfizer January 80 series, down 5/16 to 7/8 on 3,855 contracts.
 AMEX Index Options closed as follows:
 Standard & Poor's MidCap Index: down .39 to 155.77. Contracts volume 2,254, with 948 puts and 1,306 calls.
 Major Market Index: down 1.43 to 347.55. Contracts volume 11,119, with 4,577 puts and 6,542 calls.
 XMI Leaps Index: down .14 to 34.76. Contracts volume 363, with 363 puts and 0 calls.
 Institutional Index (XII): down .43 to 444.67. Contracts volume 910, with 310 puts and 600 calls.
 Institutional Index (PXP): down .43 to 444.67. Contracts volume 2,695, with 2,145 puts and 550 calls.
 EuroTop 100 Index: down 1.63 to 419.35. Contracts volume 16, with 5 puts and 11 calls.
 Japan Index: up 1.82 to 176.47. Contracts volume 5,093, with 1,870 puts and 3,223 calls.
 Pharmaceutical Index: down 1.28 to 207.83. Contracts volume 576, with 66 puts and 510 calls.
 Biotechnology Index: down 3.65 to 171.33. Contracts volume 356, with 111 puts and 245 calls.
 Computer Technology Index: down 3.71 to 113.69. Contracts volume 104, with 4 puts and 100 calls.
 Oil Index: up 1.50 to 228.49. Contracts volume 40, with 20 puts and 20 calls.
 Total Equity Option Volume For Calls: 116,820
 Total Equity Option Volume For Puts: 55,949
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 CONTACT: Amex Corporate Communications, 212-306-1639/


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