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AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE DAILY REPORT

 NEW YORK, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Prices on the American Stock Exchange closed higher today in heavy trading.
 INDEX: 446.63 up 3.97, a new all time record high
 VOLUME: 21.6 million
 ADVANCES: 319
 DECLINES: 267
 UNCHANGED: 230
 AVERAGE PRICE PER SHARE: rose 11 cents
 THREE MOST ACTIVE AMEX STOCKS TODAY:
 1. Royal Oak Mines down 1/8 to 4 13/16 on 1,440,100 shares.
 2. Echo Bay Mines up 1/2 to 11 3/4 on 852,000 shares.
 3. New Line Cinema Corp. up 7/8 to 19 1/2 on 819,700 shares.
 EMERGING COMPANY MARKETPLACE:
 VOLUME: 311,800 shares
 The most actively traded ECM stock was Epigen, Inc., down 3/4 at 3 1/8 on 49,500 shares.
 OPTIONS
 AMEX Index Options closed as follows:
 S&P Midcap Index: up 0.81 to 172.37. Contracts volume 3,745, with 2,223 puts and 1,522 calls.
 MID Leaps Index (MID): up 0.81 to 172.37. Contracts volume 0, with 0 puts and 0 calls.
 Major Market Index: up 2.58 to 366.35. Contracts volume 6,383, with 2,823 puts and 3,560 calls.
 XMI Leaps Index (XLT): up 0.25 to 36.63. Contracts volume 317 with 317 puts and 0 calls.
 Institutional Index (XII): up 2.74 to 451.81. Contracts volume 935, with 360 puts and 575 calls.
 Institutional Index (PXP): up 2.74 to 451.81. Contracts volume 50 with 50 puts and 0 calls.
 Eurotop 100 Index (EUR): up 1.73 to 113.21. Contracts volume 24 with 0 puts and 24 calls.
 Japan Index (JPN): dowm 0.63 to 210.29. Contracts volume 1,167 with 377 puts and 790 calls.
 Pharmaceutical Index (DRG): up 6.62 to 164.19. Contracts volume 4,905, with 2,222 puts and 2,683 calls.
 DRG Leaps Index (DGL): up 0.66 to 16.42. Contracts volume 60, with 0 puts and 60 calls.
 Biotechnology Index (BTK): up 2.19 to 108.73. Contracts volume 189, with 42 puts and 147 calls.
 BTK Leaps Index (BKL): up 0.22 to 10.87. Contracts volume 0, with 0 puts and 0 calls.
 Computer Technology Index: up 0.06 to 125.03. Contracts volume 53, with 2 puts and 51 calls.
 Oil Index: up 1.47 to 259.25. Contracts volume 108, with 24 puts and 84 calls.
 Equity Options Volume: 61,772 puts and 172,933 calls.
 -0- 8/18/93
 /CONTACT: Amex Corporate Communications, 212-306-1639/


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