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AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE DAILY REPORT

 NEW YORK, Dec. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Prices on the American Stock Exchange closed mixed today in active trading. The Amex Market Value Index closed up 0.98 to 391.66. Declines led advances 290 to 275 with 228 issues unchanged. The average price per share rose two cents.
 Stock volume for the regular session totaled 20,413,910 shares, up from the 18,991,710 shares traded yesterday. After-Hours volume totaled 100 shares, bringing the cumulative volume for today to 20,414,010 shares.
 Topping the most active list was Hillhaven, up 1/8 to 4 1/8 on 1,770,700 shares, followed by Exploration Company of Louisiana, up 1/16 to 1 5/16 on 792,900 shares. The third most active issue, IVAX was down 5/8 to 28 3/8 on 685,900 shares.
 REGULAR SESSION: CUMULATIVE YEAR-TO-DATE:
 STOCKS TODAY: 20,413,910 1992 TO DATE: 3,504,765,025
 STOCKS YESTERDAY: 18,991,710 1991 TO DATE: 3,273,662,706
 1990 TO DATE 3,279,525,805
 AFTER-HOURS SESSION:
 STOCKS TODAY: 100 Shares Reported
 STOCKS YESTERDAY: No Activity Reported
 AMEX MARKET VALUE INDEX--SUB-INDICES:
 HIGH TECHNOLOGY 475.98 Down 0.44
 CAPITAL GOODS 407.80 Up 2.54
 CONSUMER GOODS 794.67 Down 1.66
 SERVICE 1,084.07 Up 14.12
 RETAIL 1,313.77 Up 1.86
 FINANCIAL 491.17 Up 0.33
 NATURAL RESOURCES 162.92 Down 0.90
 HOUSING, CONSTRUCTION
 AND LAND DEVELOPMENT 327.50 Up 2.01
 NEW ENGLAND 608.10 Down 2.85
 MIDDLE ATLANTIC 629.97 Up 1.19
 NORTH CENTRAL 839.95 Up 10.85
 SOUTH ATLANTIC 1,166.80 Up 21.51
 SOUTH CENTRAL 384.18 Down 0.39
 MOUNTAIN 122.84 Up 1.39
 PACIFIC 426.12 Up 0.40
 FOREIGN 177.47 Down 0.51
 Today's cumulative volume in the Emerging Company Marketplace (ECM) totaled 440,400 shares. The most actively traded stock on the ECM was Intertel Communications, Inc., unchanged at 7/8 on 107,700 shares.
 Trading in options was active today with 180,628 contracts changing hands as compared with 146,341 contracts traded yesterday. Puts and calls both traded lower.
 Topping the most active list in puts was the Major Market Index January 300 series, unchanged at 1/16 on 3,500 contracts, followed by the Major Market Index January 315 series, down 1/8 to 1/8 on 3,100 contracts. The third most active was the Major Market Index January 320 series down 9/16 to 3/16 on 3,045 contracts.
 Topping the most active list in calls was the Major Market Index January 305 series, up 1/8 to 48 5/8 on 3,000 contracts, followed by the Major Market Index January 315 series up 1/8 to 38 5/8 on 3,000 contracts. The third most active was the Major Market Index January 300 series, unchanged at 53 1/2 on 3,000 contracts.
 OPTIONS
 AMEX Index Options closed as follows:
 S&P Midcap Index: up 0.13 to 157.43. Contracts volume 392, with 309 puts and 83 calls.
 Major Market Index: up 0.08 to 352.33. Contracts volume 40,579, with 19,841 puts and 20,738 calls.
 XMI Leaps Index (XLT): up 0.01 to 35.23. Contracts volume 2,334 with 2,334 puts and 0 calls.
 Institutional Index (XII): down 1.38 to 452.25. Contracts volume 760, with 490 puts and 270 calls.
 Institutional Index (PXP): down 1.38 to 452.25. Contracts volume 120 with 55 puts and 65 calls.
 Eurotop 100 Index (EUR): up 3.89 to 434.62. Contracts volume 41 with 30 puts and 11 calls.
 Japan Index (JPN): up 0.47 to 178.81. Contracts volume 778 with 247 puts and 531 calls.
 Pharmaceutical Index (DRG): down 2.46 to 208.07. Contracts volume 515, with 235 puts and 280 calls.
 Biotechnology Index (BTK): down 2.37 to 170.44. Contracts volume 187, with 63 puts and 124 calls.
 Computer Technology Index: up 0.20 to 115.08. Contracts volume 60, with 10 puts and 50 calls
 Oil Index: down 2.19 to 229.25. Contracts volume 276, with 135 puts and 141 calls.
 Equity Options Volume: 55,443 puts and 125,185 calls.
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 /CONTACT: Amex Corporate Communications, 212-306-1639/


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