American Stock Exchange to Trade Options on Nineteen Securities

  NEW YORK, June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Stock Exchange(R) (Amex(R))
will launch trading in options on Tuesday, June 8, 2004 on the following
American Stock Exchange, Nasdaq Stock Market and New York Stock Exchange
listed stocks of: 


       * Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. (Option Symbol: MXQ/Stock Symbol:
       MDRX)
     * Cal Maine Foods, Inc. (Option Symbol: QKM/Stock Symbol: CALM)
     * Claire's Stores, Inc (Symbol: CLE)
     * Comstock Resources, Inc. (Symbol: CRK)
     * Dycom Industries, Inc. (Symbol: DY)
     * First American Corporation (Symbol: FAF)
     * Knightsbridge Tankers Limited (Option Symbol: QHF/Stock Symbol: VLCCF)
     * Lions Gate Entertainment Corp (Symbol: LGF)
     * Maxim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Option Symbol: QRL/Stock Symbol: MAXM)
     * MDU Resources Group, Inc (Symbol: MDU)
     * Metal Management, Inc. (Option Symbol: MQB/Stock Symbol: MTLM)
     * Metrologic Instruments, Inc. (Option Symbol: QOM/Stock Symbol: MTLG)
     * Midway Games Inc. (Symbol: MWY)
     * Navarre Corporation  (Option Symbol: QIG/Stock Symbol: NAVR)
     * NRG Energy, Inc. (Symbol: NRG)
     * PACCAR Inc. (Option Symbol: PAQ/Stock Symbol: PCAR)
     * Rangold Resources Limited (Option Symbol: GUD/Stock Symbol: GOLD)
     * Telular Corporation (Option Symbol: QGW/Stock Symbol: WRLS)
     * VistaCare, Inc. (Option Symbol: QGT/Stock Symbol: VSTA)


  Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. options will open with position
limits of 3,150,000 shares.  The options will trade on the March expiration
cycle. The specialist will be Group One Trading, L.P.  Allscripts Healthcare
Solutions, Inc. provides point-of-care medication management and productivity
enhancing products and services. 
Cal Maine Foods, Inc. options will open with position limits of 7,500,000
shares.  The options will trade on the February expiration cycle. The
specialist will be TD Options, LLC.  Cal Maine Foods, Inc. produces, cleans,
grades, packs and sells fresh shell eggs. 
Claire's Stores, Inc. options will open with position limits of 6,300,000
shares.  The options will trade on the February expiration cycle.  The
specialist will be Stuyvesant Trading Group.  Claire's Stores, Inc. is an
international specialty retailer that offers value-priced costume jewelry,
accessories and cosmetics to tweens, teens and young adults. 
Comstock Resources, Inc., options will open with position limits of
2,250,000 shares.  The options will trade on the March expiration cycle. The
specialist will be Susquehanna Investment Group.  Comstock Resources, Inc., an
independent exploration and productions company, acquires, develops, produces
and explores oil and natural gas properties. 
Dycom Industries, Inc. options will open with position limits of 3,150,000
shares.  The options will trade on the March expiration cycle.  The specialist
will be Fogel Group, LLC.  Dycom Industries, Inc. provides engineering,
construction and maintenance services to telecomm providers in the US. 
First American Corporation options will open with position limits of
3,150,000 shares.  The options will trade on the January expiration cycle.
The specialist will be Fogel Group, LLC.  First American Corporation provides
business information and related products and services. 
Knightsbridge Tankers Limited options will open with position limits of
2,250,000 shares.  The options will trade on the March expiration cycle.  The
specialist will be Bowery Specialist Group, LLC.  Knightsbridge Tankers
Limited acquires, owns, leases and charters double hull Very Large Crude
Carriers (VLCC). 
Lions Gate Entertainment Corp options will open with position limits of
6,000,000 shares.  The options will trade on the March expiration cycle. The
specialist will be Highland Securities Corp.  Amex-listed Lions Gate
Entertainment Corp. develops, produces and distributes filmed entertainment
content. 
Maxim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. options will open with position limits of
2,250,000 shares.  The options will trade on the March expiration cycle. The
specialist will be Fogel Group.  Maxim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. develops drugs
and therapies for cancer and infectious diseases. 
MDU Resources Group, Inc options will open with position limits of
2,250,000 shares.  The options will trade on the January expiration cycle.
The specialist will be Stuyvesant Trading Group. MDU Resources Group, Inc., a
natural resource company, distributes natural gas and operates electric power
generation, transmission and distribution facilities. 
Metal Management, Inc. options will open with position limits of 4,500,000
shares.  The options will trade on the January expiration cycle.  The
specialist will be Tanstaafl Research & Trading, LLC. Metal Management, Inc.
is a full service scrap metal recycler that operates facilities in various
states. 
Metrologic Instruments, Inc. options will open with position limits of
3,150,000 shares.  The options will trade on the March expiration cycle.  The
specialist will be Stuyvesant Trading Group.  Metrologic Instruments, Inc.
designs, manufactures and markets bar code scanning and high-speed automated
data capture solutions using laser, holographic and vision-based technologies. 
Midway Games Inc. options will open with position limits of 3,150,000
shares.  The options will trade on the February expiration cycle.  The
specialist will be Fogel Group, LLC.  Midway Games Inc. designs, publishes and
markets interactive entertainment software for the home market. 
Navarre Corporation options will open with position limits of 3,150,000
shares.  The options will trade on the March expiration cycle. The specialist
will be Charlton Specialist Partners, LLC. Navarre Corporation provides
fulfillment for traditional and electronic commerce retail sites. 
NRG Energy, Inc. options will open with position limits of 3,150,000
shares.  The options will trade on the March expiration cycle.  The specialist
will be LaBranche Structured Partners, LLC.  NRG Energy, Inc. owns and
operates a diverse portfolio of power-generating facilities, primarily in the
US. 
PACCAR Inc. options will open with position limits of 11,250,000 shares.
The options will trade on the February expiration cycle.  The specialist will
be LaBranche Structured Partners, LLC.  PACCAR Inc. designs, develops and
manufactures light, medium and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth,
Peterbilt, DAF and Foden nameplates. 
Rangold Resources Limited options will open with position limits of
3,150,000 shares.  The options will trade on the March expiration cycle.  The
specialist will be Fogel Group, LLC.  Rangold Resources Limited explores for
and develops mines and mineral interests in sub-Sahara Africa. 
Telular Corporation options will open with position limits of 2,250,000
shares.  The options will trade on the March expiration cycle.  The specialist
will be Tanstaafl Research & Trading, LLC.  Telular Corporation designs,
develops, manufactures and markets products based on its proprietary interface
technologies. 
VistaCare, Inc. options will open with position limits of 3,150,000
shares.  The options will trade on the March expiration cycle. The specialist
will be Stuyvesant Trading Group.  VistaCare, Inc. provides hospice services
through teams of physicians, nurses, home healthcare aides, social workers,
spiritual and other counselors and volunteers. 
  The American Stock Exchange(R) (Amex(R)) is the only primary exchange that
offers trading across a full range of equities, options and exchange traded
funds (ETFs), including structured products and HOLDRS(SM).  In addition to
its role as a national equities market, the Amex is the pioneer of the ETF,
responsible for bringing the first domestic product to market in 1993. Leading
the industry in ETF listings, the Amex lists 138 ETFs to date.  The Amex is
also one of the largest options exchanges in the U.S., trading options on
broad-based and sector indexes as well as domestic and foreign stocks.
  

SOURCE  American Stock Exchange 
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/CONTACT:  Media:  Lynn Duffy of the American Stock Exchange,
+1-212-306-1654, lynn.duffy@amex.com / 


    /Web site:  http://www.amex.com /
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