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AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE DAILY REPORT

 NEW YORK, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Prices on the American Stock Exchange closed slightly higher today in heavy trading.
 INDEX: 399.96 up .67
 VOLUME: 18.5 Million Shares
 ADVANCES: 288
 DECLINES: 297
 UNCHANGED: 195
 AVERAGE PRICE PER SHARE: rose 2 cents
 THREE MOST ACTIVE AMEX STOCKS TODAY:
 1. Hillhaven Corp. up 1/16 to 2-5/8 on 1,507,300 shares.
 2. Royal Oak Mines up 5/16 to 2-3/8 on 852,800 shares.
 3. IVAX Corp up 7/8 to 21-1/8 on 702,800 shares.
 EMERGING COMPANY MARKETPLACE:
 VOLUME: 289,700 shares
 The most actively traded ECM stock was Audre Recognition Systems, up 1/16 to 4-1/2 on 63,400 shares.
 AMEX Index Options closed as follows:
 Standard & Poor's MidCap Index: up .10 to 155.81. Contracts volume 1,616, with 836 puts and 780 calls.
 Major Market Index: down 2.07 to 347.59. Contracts volume 6,609, with 3,853 puts and 2,756 calls.
 XMI Leaps Index: down .21 to 34.76. Contracts volume 250, with 250 puts and 0 calls.
 Institutional Index (XII): up .03 to 437.02. Contracts volume 100, with 50 puts and 50 calls.
 Institutional Index (PXP): up .03 to 437.02. Contracts volume 507, with 407 puts and 100 calls.
 EuroTop 100 Index: down 4.13 to 457.54. Contracts volume 7, with 7 puts and 0 calls.
 Japan Index: up .07 to 170.42. Contracts volume 688, with 502 puts and 186 calls.
 Pharmaceutical Index: up 5.36 to 164.85. Contracts volume 2,631, with 792 puts and 1,839 calls.
 Biotechnology Index: up 1.16 to 114.57. Contracts volume 622, with 162 puts and 460 calls.
 Computer Technology Index: up .19 to 120.62. Contracts volume 20, with 20 puts and 0 calls.
 Oil Index: down .87 to 243.08. Contracts volume 402, with 70 puts and 332 calls.
 Total Equity Option Volume For Calls: 153,589
 Total Equity Option Volume For Puts: 92,763
 -0- 2/23/93
 /CONTACT: Amex Corporate Communications, 212-306-1639/


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