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AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE DAILY REPORT

 NEW YORK, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Prices on the American Stock Exchange closed higher today in very heavy trading.
 The American Stock Exchange Market Value Index closed at a NEW RECORD HIGH OF 423.43 after a gain of 3.75 for the day.
 VOLUME: 19.5 Million Shares
 ADVANCES: 340
 DECLINES: 245
 UNCHANGED: 203
 AVERAGE PRICE PER SHARE: rose 11 cents
 THREE MOST ACTIVE AMEX STOCKS TODAY:
 1. Energy Service Company up 5/16 to 2-5/16 on 1,366,600 shares.
 2. Michael Anthony Jewelers up 1/8 to 5 on 908,000 shares.
 3. Phoenix Laser Systems up 2 to 7-1/8 on 776,300 shares.
 EMERGING COMPANY MARKETPLACE:
 VOLUME: 324,700 shares
 The most actively traded ECM stock was Scott Instruments Corp, unchanged at 2 on 102,600 shares.
 AMEX Index Options closed as follows:
 Standard & Poor's MidCap Index: up 1.48 to 165.01. Contracts volume 1,027, with 542 puts and 485 calls.
 Major Market Index: down 1.27 to 357.26. Contracts volume 7,371, with 3,811 puts and 3,560 calls.
 XMI Leaps Index: down .12 to 35.73. Contracts volume 128, with 128 puts and 0 calls.
 Institutional Index (XII): down .46 to 454.36. Contracts volume 2,143, with 638 puts and 1,505 calls.
 Institutional Index (PXP): down .46 to 454.36. Contracts volume 135, with 135 puts and 0 calls.
 EuroTop 100 Index: up .95 to 473.69. Contracts volume 0, with 0 puts and 0 calls.
 Japan Index: down 3.67 to 188.22. Contracts volume 4,329, with 3,421 puts and 908 calls.
 Pharmaceutical Index: up .23 to 168.65. Contracts volume 3,373, with 1,475 puts and 1,898 calls.
 Biotechnology Index: up .92 to 115.37. Contracts volume 254, with 101 puts and 153 calls.
 Computer Technology Index: up .43 to 127.00. Contracts volume 0, with 0 puts and 0 calls.
 Oil Index: down 1.80 to 252.71. Contracts volume 217, with 82 puts and 135 calls.
 Total Equity Option Volume For Calls: 70,140
 Total Equity Option Volume For Puts: 35,530
 -0- 3/31/93
 /CONTACT: Amex Corporate Communications, 212-306-1639/


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