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AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE DAILY REPORT

 NEW YORK, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Prices on the American Stock Exchange closed higher today in very active trading.
 INDEX: 448.70 up 0.74 - NEW ALL-TIME RECORD HIGH
 VOLUME: 17.9 million shares
 ADVANCES: 297
 DECLINES: 269
 UNCHANGED: 216
 AVERAGE PRICE PER SHARE: rose two cents
 THREE MOST ACTIVE AMEX STOCKS TODAY:
 1. Texas Meridian Resource down 5/8 to 9 on 1,381,200 shares.
 2. Atari Corp up 9/16 to 4 1/2 on 610,100 shares.
 3. Echo Bay Mines up 1/8 to 11 5/8 on 567,000 shares.
 EMERGING COMPANY MARKETPLACE:
 VOLUME: 245,300 shares
 The most actively traded ECM stock was Top Source, unchanged at 2 1/8 on 60,300 shares.
 OPTIONS
 AMEX Index Options closed as follows:
 S&P Midcap Index: up 0.35 to 172.10. Contracts volume 524, with 509 puts and 15 calls.
 MID Leaps Index (MID): up 0.35 to 172.10. Contracts volume 0, with 0 puts and 0 calls.
 Major Market Index: up 1.82 to 368.81. Contracts volume 10,134, with 4,848 puts and 5,286 calls.
 XMI Leaps Index (XLT): up 0.18 to 36.88. Contracts volume 114 with 114 puts and 0 calls.
 Institutional Index (XII): up 0.41 to 452.48. Contracts volume 1,098, with 363 puts and 735 calls.
 Institutional Index (PXP): up 0.41 to 452.48. Contracts volume 8,002 with 4,002 puts and 4,000 calls.
 Eurotop 100 Index (EUR): down 0.58 to 112.23. Contracts volume 0 with 0 puts and 0 calls.
 Japan Index (JPN): down 0.66 to 208.71. Contracts volume 1,190 with 620 puts and 570 calls.
 Pharmaceutical Index (DRG): down 0.66 to 164.41. Contracts volume 1,230, with 683 puts and 547 calls.
 DRG Leaps Index (DGL): down 0.07 to 16.44. Contracts volume 0, with 0 puts and 0 calls.
 Biotechnology Index (BTK): down 1.27 to 107.52. Contracts volume 30, with 10 puts and 20 calls.
 BTK Leaps Index (BKL): down 0.13 to 10.75. Contracts volume 0, with 0 puts and 0 calls.
 Computer Technology Index: down 0.23 to 123.67. Contracts volume 9, with 8 puts and 1 calls.
 Oil Index: up 0.75 to 260.08. Contracts volume 61, with 15 puts and 46 calls.
 Equity Options Volume: 84,136 puts and 173,813 calls.
 -0- 8/20/93
 /CONTACT: Amex Corporate Communications, 212-306-1639/


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