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AMEX OPENS OPTIONS TRADING ON DATASCOPE

 AMEX OPENS OPTIONS TRADING ON DATASCOPE
 NEW YORK, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Stock Exchange today


opened put and call options trading on the over-the-counter stock of Datascope Corp. (options symbol: DTQ).
 Headquartered in Montvale, N.J., Datascope manufactures products for clinical healthcare markets in emergency medicine, anesthesiology and cardiovascular and vascular surgery.
 DTQ opened with strike prices of 35, 40, and 45, and position limits of 8,000 contracts. Initial expiration months are February, March, June, and September of 1992. The new options have been allocated to the specialist unit AGS Specialist Partners.
 The Amex trades a total of 262 stock options, including 74 options on over-the-counter stocks. In addition, options are traded on four broad market indexes -- the Major Market Index (XMI), XMI LEAPS(SM) (XLT), the Institutional Index (XII) and the Japan Index (JPN) -- as well as two industry-based indexes -- the Oil Index (XOI) and the Computer Technology Index (XCI). CAPS -- capped options -- are traded on XMI and XII as well. The Exchange also trades 22 LEAPS (SM) on leading stocks which have expirations up to almost three years.
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 /CONTACT: Shelly Wolfe of American Stock Exchange, 212-306-1641/
 (DSCP) CO: Datascope Corp. ST: New Jersey IN: HEA SU: SH -- NY065 -- 9156 01/13/92 14:44 EST
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