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AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE DAILY REPORT

 NEW YORK, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Prices on the American Stock Exchange closed higher today in active trading. The Amex Market Value Index closed up 1.61 to 392.03. Advances led declines 316 to 247 with 230 issues unchanged. The average price per share rose four cents.
 Stock volume for the regular session totaled 17,709,190 shares, up from the


15,354,790 shares traded yesterday. After-hours volume totaled zero shares, bringing the cumulative volume for today to 17,709,190 shares.
 Topping the most active list was Digicon, down 1/4 to 4-1/8 on 1,020,400 shares, followed by Hillhaven, up 1/4 to 3-15/16 on 872,000 shares. The third most active issue, Amdahl was unchanged at 7 on 566,700 shares.
 REGULAR SESSION: CUMULATIVE YEAR-TO-DATE:
 STOCKS TODAY: 17,709,190 1992 TO DATE: 3,465,359,305
 STOCKS YESTERDAY: 15,354,790 1991 TO DATE: 3,201,587,626
 1990 TO DATE 3,236,987,780
 AFTER-HOURS SESSION:
 STOCKS TODAY: No activity reported
 STOCKS YESTERDAY: 300 Shares
 AMEX MARKET VALUE INDEX--SUB-INDICES:
 HIGH TECHNOLOGY 482.27 Up 0.81
 CAPITAL GOODS 410.36 Up 4.40
 CONSUMER GOODS 810.32 Up 2.73
 SERVICE 1,059.25 Up 3.15
 RETAIL 1,318.16 Up 8.92
 FINANCIAL 490.27 Up 0.65
 NATURAL RESOURCES 164.75 Up 0.61
 HOUSING, CONSTRUCTION
 AND LAND DEVELOPMENT 322.40 Up 7.47
 NEW ENGLAND 613.23 Up 0.82
 MIDDLE ATLANTIC 636.23 Down 0.28
 NORTH CENTRAL 820.04 Up 6.10
 SOUTH ATLANTIC 1,138.18 Up 7.70
 SOUTH CENTRAL 386.48 Up 3.42
 MOUNTAIN 120.35 Up 0.84
 PACIFIC 427.03 Up 4.12
 FOREIGN 178.98 Up 0.43
 Today's cumulative volume in the Emerging Company Marketplace (ECM) totaled 592,900 shares. The most actively traded stock on the ECM was Supra Medical Corp., down 1/8 to 1-1/8 on 264,700 shares.
 Trading in options was very heavy today with 264,005 contracts changing hands as compared with 212,374 contracts traded yesterday. Calls were higher as puts traded lower.
 Topping the most active list in puts was the Major Market Index December 350 series, down 1-15/16 to 1/16 on 3,114 contracts, followed by the U.S. Surgical January 65 series, down 5/8 to 2-5/8 on 2,028 contracts. The third most active was the Philip Morris January 75 series up 3/16 to 1-1/4 on 1,980 contracts.
 Topping the most active list in calls was the Major Market Index December 350 series, up 2-3/8 to 2-3/4 on 8,708 contracts, followed by the Pfizer March 80 series up 1/4 to 3-3/8 on 4,048 contracts. The third most active was the Unisys December 10 series, up 3/16 to 5/16 on 3,740 contracts.
 AMEX Index Options closed as follows:
 Standard & Poor's MidCap Index: up .70 to 157.66. Contracts volume 1,506, with 676 puts and 830 calls.
 Major Market Index: up 5.17 to 352.80. Contracts volume 22,545, with 8,842 puts and 13,703 calls.
 XMI Leaps Index: up .52 to 35.28. Contracts volume 1,195, with 1,192 puts and 3 calls.
 Institutional Index (XII): up 5.82 to 454.20. Contracts volume 8,309, with 1,906 puts and 6,403 calls.
 Institutional Index (PXP): up 5.82 to 454.20. Contracts volume 1,641, with 311 puts and 1,330 calls.
 EuroTop 100 Index: up 5.95 to 425.89. Contracts volume 50, with 50 puts and 0 calls.
 Japan Index: up 2.45 to 178.57. Contracts volume 1,666, with 603 puts and 1,063 calls.
 Pharmaceutical Index: up 2.75 to 210.58. Contracts volume 357, with 197 puts and 160 calls.
 Biotechnology Index: up 2.89 to 175.41. Contracts volume 444, with 169 puts and 275 calls.
 Computer Technology Index: down .20 to 115.49. Contracts volume 33, with 30 puts and 3 calls.
 Oil Index: up 2.48 to 233.63. Contracts volume 203, with 30 puts and 173 calls.
 Total Equity Option Volume For Calls: 196,430
 Total Equity Option Volume For Puts: 67,575
 AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE WEEKLY REPORT
 Prices on the American Stock Exchange closed lower this week in active trading. The Amex Market Value Index closed down 1.35 for the week to 392.03. The Market Value Index reached its intraday high of 393.53 on 12/14 and slipped to its intraday low of 388.23 on 12/17. The average price per share fell five cents this week.
 Regular session stock volume for the week totaled 78,627,560 shares, down from the volume of 79,660,400 shares traded last week.
 Options trading was moderate this week as 959,477 contracts changed hands, compared with 833,572 contracts traded in last week's session.
 THE 10 MOST ACTIVE STOCKS THIS WEEK WERE:
 Hillhaven 2,611,700 3-15/16 Up 1/4
 Digicon 1,037,500 4-1/8 Down 1/4
 Echo Bay Mines 986,500 5-3/8 Unch
 Amdahl 821,900 7 Unch
 Hasbro 649,800 33-1/4 Up 1/4
 Exploration Company of 597,500 1-7/16 Unch
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 Charter Medical Dvlmt 555,500 7-1/8 Up 1/8
 Forest Laboratories 490,600 39-3/8 Down 1-3/4
 Cheyenne Software 490,500 30-1/2 Up 3/4
 Energy Service Corp. 465,400 1 Unch
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 CONTACT: Amex Corporate Communications, 212-306-1639/


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