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AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE DAILY REPORT

NEW YORK, March 7 /PRNewswire/ -- To access this information via telephone, call The American Stock Exchange Automated 24-Hour Market Information Service, 212-306-1234.

Prices on the American Stock Exchange closed higher today in heavy trading.
 (NEW RECORD HIGH) INDEX: 570.31 up .47


Old Record High 570.16 on February 22, 1996

VOLUME: 23,128,435

ADVANCED: 274

DECLINED: 255

UNCHANGED: 201

AVERAGE PRICE PER SHARE: up one cent

THREE MOST ACTIVE AMEX STOCKS TODAY:

1. Ampex Corporation up 1 1/16 to 6 7/16 on 2,387,800 shares.

2. Amdahl Corporation up 1/2 to 9 1/4 on 1,750,200 shares.

3. Viacom Inc. Class B up 1/8 to 42 3/4 on 826,800 ares.

AMEX Index Options closed as follows:

Biotechnology Index (BTK): up 3.45 to 147.74. Contracts volume 48 with 12 puts and 36 calls.

Morgan Stanley Consumer Index (CMR): up 2.35 to 307.43. Contracts volume 1,400, with 700 puts and 700 calls.

Morgan Stanley Cyclical Index (CYC): up 2.35 to 307.43. Contracts volume 1,473 with 725 puts and 748 calls.

Pharmaceutical (RV LEAPS) (DGL): up 0.40 to 31.60. Contracts volume 0, with 0 puts and 0 calls.

Pharmaceutical Index (DRG): up 4.00 to 316.01. Contracts volume 1,426 with 25 puts and 1,401 calls.

Eurotop 100 Index (EUR): up 1.06 to 141.40. Contracts volume 0, with 0 puts and 0 calls.

Hong Kong Leaps (HKL): down 0.38 to 22.67. Contracts volume 5, with 0 puts and 5 calls.

Hong Kong 30 Option Index (HKO): down 3.80 to 226.71. Contracts volume 231 with 163 puts and 68 calls.

The Inter@ctive Week Internet Index (IIX): down 1.00 to 219.61. Contracts volume 332, with 127 puts and 205 calls.

Japan Index (JPN): down 2.95 to 202.75. Contracts volume 735, with 133 puts and 602 calls.

S&P Midcap Index (MID): up 0.16 to 230.51. Contracts volume 212 with 212 puts and 0 calls.

Morgan Stanley High-Tech 35 Index (MSH): down 0.03 to 313.21. Contracts volume 823, with 450 puts and 373 calls.

MXY Leaps Index (MXL): down 0.05 to 8.87. Contracts volume 0, with 0 puts and 0 calls.

Mexico Index (MXY): down 0.47 to 88.72. Contracts volume 100, with 50 puts and 50 calls.

Airline Index (XAL): down 2.67 to 396.59. Contracts volume 21, with 11 puts and 10 calls.

Securities Broker Dealer Index (XBD): down 0.28 to 389.64. Contracts volume 24 with 24 puts and 0 calls.

Computer Technology Index (XCI): up 0.04 to 240.07. Contracts volume 375 with 192 puts and 183 calls.

Institutional Index (XII): up 2.40 to 679.20. Contracts volume 367 with 365 puts and 2 calls.

Israel Index (XIS): down 1.45 to 165.41. Contracts volume 0, with 0 puts and 0 calls.

XMI Leaps Index (XLT): up 0.31 to 59.09. Contracts volume 500, with 500 puts and 0 calls.

Major Market Index (XMI): up 3.12 to 590.88. Contracts volume 1,292 with 632 puts and 660 calls.

Natural Gas Index (XNG): down 0.07 to 263.46. Contracts volume 35 with 14 puts and 21 calls.

Oil Index (XOI): up 1.06 to 329.61. Contracts volume 148 with 43 puts and 105 calls.

North American Telecommunications Index (XTC): down 1.41 to 394.81. Contracts volume 0 with 0 puts and 0 calls.

Totals: Contracts volume 9,547, with 4,378 puts and 5,169 calls.
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