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AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE DAILY REPORT

 NEW YORK, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Prices on the American Stock Exchange closed down today in active trading.
 INDEX: 454.20 down 0.22
 VOLUME: 19.3 million shares
 ADVANCES: 295
 DECLINES: 270
 UNCHANGED: 233
 AVERAGE PRICE PER SHARE: fell one cent.
 THREE MOST ACTIVE AMEX STOCKS TODAY:
 1. Air & Water Technologies down 5/8 to 11 1/8 on 683,900
 shares.
 2. Echo Bay Mines down 1/2 to 11 3/4 on 611,800 shares.
 3. New York Times Cl. A, down 3/8 to 24 1/4 on 596,700 shares.
 EMERGING COMPANY MARKETPLACE:
 VOLUME: 574,800 shares
 The most actively traded ECM stock was Top Source, down 1/8 at 2 3/4 on 432,300 shares.
 OPTIONS
 AMEX Index Options closed as follows:
 S&P Midcap Index: down 0.74 to 172.79. Contracts volume 29,074 with 15,065 puts and 14,010 calls.
 MID Leaps Index (MID):down 0.74 to 172.79. Contracts volume 0, with 0 puts and 0 calls.
 Major Market Index: up 0.24 to 370.58. Contracts volume 2,821, with 1,561 puts and 1,260 calls.
 XMI Leaps Index (XLT): up 0.03 to 37.06. Contracts volume 272 with 245 puts and 27 calls.
 Institutional Index (XII): up 1.97 to 456.69. Contracts volume 1,750, with 100 puts and 1,650 calls.
 Institutional Index (PXP): up 1.97 to 456.69. Contracts volume 0 with 0 puts and 0 calls.
 Eurotop 100 Index (EUR): down 0.18 to 112.28. Contracts volume 0 with 0 puts and 0 calls.
 Japan Index (JPN): up 0.70 to 208.62. Contracts volume 1,317 with 819 puts and 498 calls.
 Pharmaceutical Index (DRG): up 3.73 to 164.25. Contracts volume 2,048, with 350 puts and 1,698 calls.
 DRG Leaps Index (DGL): up 0.37 to 16.42. Contracts volume 40, with 30 puts and 10 calls.
 Biotechnology Index (BTK): up 0.55 to 110.41. Contracts volume 19, with 4 puts and 15 calls.
 BTK Leaps Index (BKL): up 0.05 to 11.04. Contracts volume 0, with 0 puts and 0 calls.
 Computer Technology Index: down 1.14 to 122.41. Contracts volume 22, with 20 puts and 2 calls.
 Oil Index: up 2.01 to 266.80. Contracts volume 430, with 328 puts and 102 calls.
 Equity Options Volume: 65,794 puts and 104,914 calls.
 -0- 8/26/93
 /CONTACT: Amex Corporate Communications, 212-306-1639/


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