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AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE DAILY REPORT

 NEW YORK, March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Prices on the American Stock Exchange closed higher today in very heavy trading.
 INDEX: 421.12 up .64
 VOLUME: 20.5 Million Shares
 ADVANCES: 295
 DECLINES: 251
 UNCHANGED: 215
 AVERAGE PRICE PER SHARE: rose 1 cent
 THREE MOST ACTIVE AMEX STOCKS TODAY:
 1. ALC Communications Corp up 3/4 to 15 on 1,759,100 shares.
 2. Fruit of the Loom down 5/8 to 43-1/2 on 908,600 shares.
 3. A/S Eksportfinans Exch. Rate Curr Wts. down 5/8 to 8 on 783,000 shares.
 EMERGING COMPANY MARKETPLACE:
 VOLUME: 413,500 shares
 The most actively traded ECM stock was International Remote Imaging Systems, up 1/8 to 1-1/4 on 152,300 shares.
 AMEX Index Options closed as follows:
 Standard & Poor's MidCap Index: up 1.04 to 163.51. Contracts volume 6,924, with 4,104 puts and 2,820 calls.
 Major Market Index: up 3.82 to 359.81. Contracts volume 9,666, with 3,957 puts and 5,709 calls.
 XMI Leaps Index: up .38 to 35.98. Contracts volume 330, with 330 puts and 0 calls.
 Institutional Index (XII): up 3.62 to 453.96. Contracts volume 283, with 23 puts and 260 calls.
 Institutional Index (PXP): up 3.62 to 453.96. Contracts volume 2,490, with 849 puts and 1,641 calls.
 EuroTop 100 Index: up 2.28 to 471.02. Contracts volume 0, with 0 puts and 0 calls.
 Japan Index: up 5.49 to 189.25. Contracts volume 8,892, with 2,850 puts and 6,042 calls.
 Pharmaceutical Index: up .20 to 165.19. Contracts volume 1,049, with 457 puts and 592 calls.
 Biotechnology Index: down 2.19 to 115.35. Contracts volume 1,358, with 1,066 puts and 292 calls.
 Computer Technology Index: up .19 to 127.52. Contracts volume 35, with 10 puts and 25 calls.
 Oil Index: up 1.86 to 250.23. Contracts volume 593, with 133 puts and 460 calls.
 Total Equity Option Volume For Calls: 129,262
 Total Equity Option Volume For Puts: 79,103
 -0- 3/18/93
 /CONTACT: Amex Corporate Communications, 212-306-1639/


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