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AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE DAILY REPORT

 NEW YORK, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Prices on the American Stock Exchange closed at a record high today in moderate trading.
 INDEX: 442.66 up 1.33
 VOLUME: 16.3 million
 ADVANCES: 279
 DECLINES: 273
 UNCHANGED: 243
 AVERAGE PRICE PER SHARE: rose 0.4 cents
 THREE MOST ACTIVE AMEX STOCKS TODAY:
 1. Echo Bay Mines down 1/8 to 11 1/4 on 712,100 shares.
 2. Energy Service Company, Inc. unchanged at 3 on 681,900
 shares.
 3. Greyhound Lines , Inc. down 5/8 to 19 3/8 on 558,800 shares.
 EMERGING COMPANY MARKETPLACE:
 VOLUME: 217,400 shares
 The most actively traded ECM stock was Epigen, Inc., up 5/8 at 3 7/8 on 60,000 shares.
 OPTIONS
 AMEX Index Options closed as follows:
 S&P Midcap Index: up 1.27 to 171.56. Contracts volume 42, with 40 puts and 2 calls.
 MID Leaps Index (MID): up 1.27 to 171.56. Contracts volume 0, with 0 puts and 0 calls.
 Major Market Index: up 1.37 to 363.77. Contracts volume 3,125, with 1,307 puts and 1,818 calls.
 XMI Leaps Index (XLT): up 0.14 to 36.38. Contracts volume 50 with 50 puts and 0 calls.
 Institutional Index (XII): up 0.51 to 449.07. Contracts volume 444, with 310 puts and 134 calls.
 Institutional Index (PXP): up 0.51 to 449.07. Contracts volume 50 with 50 puts and 0 calls.
 Eurotop 100 Index (EUR): up 0.74 to 111.48. Contracts volume 0 with 0 puts and 0 calls.
 Japan Index (JPN): down 0.61 to 210.92. Contracts volume 418 with 101 puts and 317 calls.
 Pharmaceutical Index (DRG): up 4.91 to 157.57. Contracts volume 1,822, with 301 puts and 1,521 calls.
 DRG Leaps Index (DGL): up 0.49 to 15.76. Contracts volume 20, with 0 puts and 20 calls.
 Biotechnology Index (BTK): up 2.09 to 106.54. Contracts volume 141, with 45 puts and 96 calls.
 BTK Leaps Index (BKL): up 0.20 to 10.65. Contracts volume 0, with 0 puts and 0 calls.
 Computer Technology Index: up 1.11 to 124.97. Contracts volume 28, with 0 puts and 28 calls.
 Oil Index: down 1.55 to 257.78. Contracts volume 123, with 63 puts and 60 calls.
 Equity Options Volume: 55,169 puts and 118,546 calls.
 -0- 8/17/93
 /CONTACT: Amex Corporate Communications, 212-306-1639/


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