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AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE DAILY REPORT

 NEW YORK, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Prices on the American Stock Exchange closed higher today in heavy trading.
 INDEX: 403.41 up 3.45
 VOLUME: 16.2 Million Shares
 ADVANCES: 300
 DECLINES: 253
 UNCHANGED: 199
 AVERAGE PRICE PER SHARE: rose 9
 THREE MOST ACTIVE AMEX STOCKS TODAY:
 1. Hillhaven Corp up 3/16 to 2-13/16 on 970,300 shares.
 2. Royal Oak Mines down 1/8 to 2-1/4 on 828,600 shares.
 3. IVAX Corp. up 3 to 24-1/8 on 581,100 shares.
 EMERGING COMPANY MARKETPLACE:
 VOLUME: 326,300 shares
 The most actively traded ECM stock was Audre Recognition Systems, unchanged at 4-1/2 on 106,700 shares.
 AMEX Index Options closed as follows:
 Standard & Poor's MidCap Index: up 2.67 to 158.48. Contracts volume 3,161, with 1,351 puts and 1,810 calls.
 Major Market Index: up 3.90 to 351.49. Contracts volume 10,246, with 4,838 puts and 5,408 calls.
 XMI Leaps Index: up .39 to 35.15. Contracts volume 154, with 154 puts and 0 calls.
 Institutional Index (XII): up 7.39 to 444.41. Contracts volume 904, with 205 puts and 699 calls.
 Institutional Index (PXP): up 7.39 to 444.41. Contracts volume 1,149, with 604 puts and 545 calls.
 EuroTop 100 Index: down 2.19 to 453.35. Contracts volume 17, with 17 puts and 0 calls.
 Japan Index: down .66 to 169.76. Contracts volume 3,149, with 1,353 puts and 1,796 calls.
 Pharmaceutical Index: up 4.27 to 169.12. Contracts volume 2,409, with 1,453 puts and 956 calls.
 Biotechnology Index: up 6.65 to 121.22. Contracts volume 746, with 299 puts and 447 calls.
 Computer Technology Index: up 2.50 to 123.12. Contracts volume 40, with 30 puts and 10 calls.
 Oil Index: down .10 to 242.98. Contracts volume 450, with 34 puts and 416 calls.
 Total Equity Option Volume For Calls: 159,411
 Total Equity Option Volume For Puts: 69,132
 -0- 2/24/93
 /CONTACT: Amex Corporate Communications, 212-306-1639/


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