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AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE DAILY REPORT

 NEW YORK, May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Prices on the American Stock Exchange closed mixed today in very heavy trading.
 INDEX: 428.22 up 0.76
 VOLUME: 21.5 Million Shares
 ADVANCES: 237
 DECLINES: 323
 UNCHANGED: 203
 AVERAGE PRICE PER SHARE: rose 2 cents
 THREE MOST ACTIVE AMEX STOCKS TODAY:
 1. Echo Bay Mines up 1-1/8 to 12 on 3,436,200 shares.
 2. Royal Oak Mines up 3/8 to 6-3/8 on 3,128,100 shares.
 3. Fruit of the Loom up 1 to 36-1/2 on 1,211,500 shares.
 EMERGING COMPANY MARKETPLACE:
 VOLUME: 362,400 shares
 The most actively traded ECM stock was Spectrum Signal Processing, up 1-5/8 to 9-1/8 on 249,500 shares.
 AMEX Index Options closed as follows:
 Standard & Poor's MidCap Index: up .47 to 162.42. Contracts volume 1,637, with 1,197 puts and 440 calls.
 Major Market Index: down .40 to 353.64. Contracts volume 4,741, with 2,670 puts and 2,071 calls.
 XMI Leaps Index: down 0.04 to 35.36. Contracts volume 62, with 62 puts and 0 calls.
 Institutional Index (XII): up .32 to 441.65. Contracts volume 602, with 117 puts and 485 calls.
 Institutional Index (PXP): up .32 to 441.65. Contracts volume 1,640, with 140 puts and 1,500 calls.
 EuroTop 100 Index: up .56 to 97.02. Contracts volume 0, with 0 puts and 0 calls.
 Japan Index: down 3.41 to 204.91. Contracts volume 2,986, with 746 puts and 2,240 calls.
 Pharmaceutical Index: down 1.38 to 178.65. Contracts volume 2,872, with 1,615 puts and 1,257 calls.
 DRG Leaps Index: down .13 to 17.87. Contracts volume 20, with 10 puts and 10 calls.
 Biotechnology Index: down .68 to 118.83. Contracts volume 64, with 25 puts and 39 calls.
 Computer Technology Index: up 2.94 to 127.35. Contracts volume 74, with 10 puts and 64 calls.
 Oil Index: down .57 to 257.21. Contracts volume 230, with 136 puts and 94 calls.
 Total Equity Option Volume For Calls: 154,176
 Total Equity Option Volume For Puts: 58,672
 -0- 5/18/93
 /CONTACT: Amex Corporate Communications, 212-306-1639/


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