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AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE DAILY REPORT

 NEW YORK, Dec. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Prices on the American Stock Exchange closed higher today in heavy trading. The Amex Market Value Index closed up 3.48 to 399.23. Advances led declines 409 to 215 with 211 issues unchanged. The average price per share rose ten cents.
 Stock volume for the regular session totaled 18,261,735 shares, up from the 17,173,695 shares traded yesterday. After-hours volume totaled 200 shares, bringing the cumulative volume for today to 18,261,935 shares.
 Topping the most active list was Chambers Development, Class A up 1-3/8 to 6-7/8 on 1,258,200 shares, followed by Energy Service, down 1/16 to 1-1/16 on 460,100 shares. The third most active issue, Exploration Company of Louisiana was unchanged at 1-3/16 on 414,400 shares.
 REGULAR SESSION: CUMULATIVE YEAR-TO-DATE:
 STOCKS TODAY: 18,261,735 1992 TO DATE: 3,595,789,405
 STOCKS YESTERDAY: 17,173,695 1991 TO DATE: 3,367,122,261
 1990 TO DATE 3,328,918,325
 AFTER-HOURS SESSION:
 STOCKS TODAY: 200 Shares
 STOCKS YESTERDAY: 20,000 Shares
 AMEX MARKET VALUE INDEX--SUB-INDICES:
 HIGH TECHNOLOGY 486.10 Up 5.19
 CAPITAL GOODS 410.73 Up 1.30
 CONSUMER GOODS 805.70 Up 4.05
 SERVICE 1,123.98 Up 14.21
 RETAIL 1,334.84 Up 14.29
 FINANCIAL 500.65 Up 3.27
 NATURAL RESOURCES 164.56 Up 1.65
 HOUSING, CONSTRUCTION
 AND LAND DEVELOPMENT 344.25 Up 1.85
 NEW ENGLAND 629.79 Up 4.17
 MIDDLE ATLANTIC 647.04 Up 6.88
 NORTH CENTRAL 852.10 Up 2.00
 SOUTH ATLANTIC 1,170.17 Up 15.46
 SOUTH CENTRAL 394.51 Up 5.88
 MOUNTAIN 130.09 Up 2.18
 PACIFIC 437.00 Up 6.77
 FOREIGN 178.81 Up 0.66
 Today's cumulative volume in the Emerging Company Marketplace (ECM) totaled 614,500 shares. The most actively traded stock on the ECM was Intertel Communications, Inc., up 1/16 to 15/16 on 210,000 shares.
 Trading in options was light today with 113,666 contracts changing hands as compared with 127,421 contracts traded yesterday. Calls were higher as puts traded lower.
 Topping the most active list in puts was the Philip Morris February 75 series, up 1/8 to 1-1/4 on 1,888 contracts, followed by the U.S. Surgical January 75 series, down 7/8 to 5-3/4 on 872 contracts. The third most active was the U.S. Surgical January 65 series down 1/16 to 15/16 on 847 contracts.
 Topping the most active list in calls was the American Express January 22 1/2 series, down 3/16 to 2-3/8 on 1,519 contracts, followed by the S&P Midcap March 160 series up 5/8 to 4-1/4 on 1,400 contracts. The third most active was the Amgen January 75 series, down 1/8 to 1/2 on 1,256 contracts.
 AMEX Index Options closed as follows:
 Standard & Poor's MidCap Index: up 1.27 to 160.55. Contracts volume 3,917, with 933 puts and 2,984 calls.
 Major Market Index: down 2.94 to 346.80. Contracts volume 7,845, with 1,964 puts and 5,881 calls.
 XMI Leaps Index: down .29 to 34.68. Contracts volume 206, with 206 puts and 0 calls.
 Institutional Index (XII): down 4.66 to 443.70. Contracts volume 710, with 75 puts and 635 calls.
 Institutional Index (PXP): down 4.66 to 443.70. Contracts volume 1,760, with 150 puts and 1,610 calls.
 EuroTop 100 Index: unchanged to 437.83. Contracts volume 0, with 0 puts and 0 calls.
 Japan Index: unchanged to 171.23. Contracts volume 463, with 264 puts and 199 calls.
 Pharmaceutical Index: down 2.43 to 197.84. Contracts volume 482, with 14 puts and 468 calls.
 Biotechnology Index: down .80 to 170.64. Contracts volume 46, with 11 puts and 35 calls.
 Computer Technology Index: down .04 to 115.20. Contracts volume 0, with 0 puts and 0 calls.
 Oil Index: down .75 to 229.11. Contracts volume 0, with 0 puts and 0 calls.
 Total Equity Option Volume For Calls: 83,305
 Total Equity Option Volume For Puts: 30,361
 AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE WEEKLY REPORT
 Prices on the American Stock Exchange closed higher this week in active trading for this abbreviated week. The Amex Market Value Index closed up 5.06 for the week to 399.23. The Market Value Index reached its intraday high of 399.23 on Friday and slipped to its intraday ow of 393.18 on Monday. The average price per share rose fifteen cents this week.
 Regular session stock volume for the holiday-shortened week totaled 62,307,305 shares, down from the volume of 68,170,975 shares traded last week.
 Options trading was light this week as 481,072 contracts changed hands, compared with 584,542 contracts traded in last week's session.
 THE 10 MOST ACTIVE STOCKS THIS WEEK WERE:
 Chambers Development, Class A 2,999,000 6-7/8 Up 1-7/8
 ICH Corporation 2,356,200 4-3/16 Up 5/16
 Exploration Co of Louisiana 1,651,800 1-3/16 Unch
 Amdahl 1,613,600 7-1/4 Down 1/8
 Energy Service Co. 1,564,200 1-1/16 Up 1/16
 Interdigital Communications 1,311,600 9-1/4 Up 7/8
 Cheyenne Software 1,212,300 30-1/8 Down 2-3/8
 Citizens First Bancorp 1,126,100 5-1/8 Down 3/4
 Hillhaven 1,015,100 4 Unch
 U.S. Bioscience 902,100 11-1/8 Up 5/8
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 /PRNewswire -- Dec. 31/


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