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AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE DAILY REPORT

 NEW YORK, Feb. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Prices on the American Stock Exchange closed higher today in heavy trading.
 INDEX: 417.16 up .63
 VOLUME: 19 Million Shares
 ADVANCES: 324
 DECLINES: 263
 UNCHANGED: 193
 AVERAGE PRICE PER SHARE: rose 2 cents
 THREE MOST ACTIVE AMEX STOCKS TODAY:
 1. Royal Oak Mines Inc. up 1/4 to 2-1/16 on 2,659,300 shares.
 2. Standard and Poor's Depositary Receipts unchanged at 44 31/32 on 594,400 shares.
 3. Hillhaven Corp. up 1/16 to 3-3/4 on 541,200 shares.
 EMERGING COMPANY MARKETPLACE:
 VOLUME: 238,600 shares
 The most actively traded ECM stock was International Remote Imaging Systems, down 1/16 to 3/4 on 38,000 shares.
 AMEX Index Options closed as follows:
 Standard & Poor's MidCap Index: down .30 to 165.02. Contracts volume 1,052, with 719 puts and 333 calls.
 Major Market Index: up 1.51 to 360.96. Contracts volume 12,445, with 6,027 puts and 6,418 calls.
 XMI Leaps Index: up .16 to 36.10. Contracts volume 28, with 28 puts and 0 calls.
 Institutional Index (XII): down .76 to 449.72. Contracts volume 316, with 176 puts and 140 calls.
 Institutional Index (PXP): down .76 to 449.72. Contracts volume 238, with 188 puts and 50 calls.
 EuroTop 100 Index: up .75 to 458.53. Contracts volume 23, with 20 puts and 3 calls.
 Japan Index: down .51 to 174.77. Contracts volume 1,334, with 694 puts and 640 calls.
 Pharmaceutical Index: down 1.19 to 174.53. Contracts volume 712, with 404 puts and 308 calls.
 Biotechnology Index: down 3.58 to 137.66. Contracts volume 507, with 40 puts and 467 calls.
 Computer Technology Index: down .49 to 121.20. Contracts volume 10, with 10 puts and 0 calls.
 Oil Index: up 2.30 to 243.19. Contracts volume 176, with 114 puts and 62 calls.
 Total Equity Option Volume For Calls: 105,168
 Total Equity Option Volume For Puts: 45,020
 -0- 2/8/93
 /CONTACT: Amex Corporate Communications, 212-306-1639/


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