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Live share prices of stocks on Uganda Securities ExchangeLive share prices of stocks on Uganda Securities Exchange
ALSI IndexYear-to-DateMarket Cap.
1,232.76 (+4.14)-187.93 (13.23%)UGX 21.2Tr

The Uganda Stock Exchange (USE), incorporated in 1997 as a company limited by guarantee without a share capital, is the principal stock exchange of Uganda. It was established as a result of the Government's policy of transforming the country's economy from a public to that of a private sector basis. The USE offers an organized market where buyers and sellers of securities meet, as dealers/brokers represent them to acquire and/or sell securities such as equity shares and bonds. As an alternative source of investment capital for small and large enterprises, the USE represents a link between companies with capital needs and the general public with savings to invest, allowing these investors to become part owners of the companies.

In October 2003, the USE launched the USE All Share Index (ALSI), a market-weighted average index comprising all listed stocks on the bourse, which backdates to a base value of 100 as of December 31, 2000. In addition to ALSI, USE publishes the USE Local Companies Index which tracks the performance of the domestic equities on the Exchange. In July 2015, USE implemented an automated trading system, a computerized-based trading application set up to automatically buy and sell securities. This, along with a new central securities depository system, improved liquidity and trade efficiency by reducing the settlement time from five to three days.

ALSI ▴4.14 (0.34%)
1 day ago
Top Gainers (7)
NMG642.04+2.28%
EABL4,495.88+1.74%
CENT367.56+1.46%
EBL1,438.68+1.25%
KA120.84+1.03%
JHL8,360.75+1.02%
Bottom Losers (2)
UCL20.00-4.76%
KCB1,085.32-2.79%
Monetary values are quoted in Uganda Shilling (UGX) unless otherwise stated

Listed companies/securities

The USE officially lists several types of securities: equities, treasury bonds, corporate bonds, and treasury bills. The table below, however, lists only equities. These include a significant number of cross-listed stocks, mainly from the Nairobi Securities Exchange.

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USE TRADING SUMMARY FOR WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2022: At the end of today's trading session on the Uganda Securities Exchange (USE), a total of 114,350 shares, corresponding to a market value of UGX 20,246,030.00, were traded. Compared with the previous USE trading day (Tuesday, May 17), today's data shows 21% improvement in volume and 50% improvement in turnover. The current market capitalization of the Uganda Securities Exchange is UGX 21.2 trillion.

In the aggregate, three USE listed equities participated in trading, ending with seven gainers and two losers. Nation Media Group led the gainers with 2.28% share price appreciation closing at UGX 642.04 per share, followed by East African Breweries (+1.74%), Centum Investment (+1.46%) and Equity Bank (+1.25%). The two losers on the day were Uganda Clays (-4.76%) and KCB Group (-2.79%). MTN Uganda recorded the highest volume of 107,850 traded shares, followed by Uganda Clays (3,500) and National Insurance Corporation (3,000).

Regarding the performance of USE market indices, the benchmark USE All Share Index (ALSI) climbed 4.14 (0.34%) points to close at 1,232.76, representing a 1-week gain of 0.01%, a 4-week loss of 5.63%, and an overall year-to-date loss of 13.23%. The USE Local Company Index (USE-LCI) also increased by 0.26% to reach 286.63 points, making it a 1-week loss of 1.12%, a 4-week loss of 3.74%, and a year-to-date loss of 11.71%.


Index of African Stock Exchanges:

  1. Botswana Stock Exchange
  2. BRVM Stock Exchange
  3. Ghana Stock Exchange
  4. Johannesburg Stock Exchange
  5. Lusaka Securities Exchange
  6. Malawi Stock Exchange
  7. Nairobi Securities Exchange
  8. Nigerian Stock Exchange
  9. Uganda Securities Exchange
  10. Zimbabwe Stock Exchange

Comments (14)

  1. NuelNuel
    Mar 12, 2022 18:47 GMT

    How secure are the Government and treasury bonds and what is the listing prices. @

  2. Emmanuel EhimenEmmanuel Ehimen
    Mar 7, 2022 13:33 GMT

    Is there a delay today?

  3. UgandaUganda
    Feb 23, 2022 13:07 GMT

    What's is happenings with the share we bought last year

  4. cannoncannon
    Oct 26, 2021 11:11 GMT

    How can a foreigner start to invest in the Uganda security exchange?

  5. Stephen KizzaStephen Kizza
    Oct 21, 2021 10:43 GMT

    What happens to the shares held by shareholders when the issuing company is suspended from trading?

    1. OdessaOdessa
      Nov 9, 2021 23:43 GMT

      Nothing. A company having been suspended only means the company has failed to meet some requirement of the stock exchange. Once the company rectifies the issue the suspension will be lifted. Your shares in the meantime are safe and you will still receive dividends if the company should pay.

  6. Kakeeto JuliusKakeeto Julius
    Mar 12, 2021 07:02 GMT

    What can I do to trade in stocks? I'm a Driver?

    1. TTTT
      Mar 15, 2021 02:30 GMT

      You start by opening a broker account... it's just like bank account and you load with money to transact. But beware that equity investment is higher risk than money market investment so if you're a beginner start very small and slowly work your way up. Otherwise you risk losing all your invested money...

  7. Emmanuel EhimenEmmanuel Ehimen
    Mar 1, 2021 18:11 GMT

    There's a delay on today's Uganda prices??

  8. WassswaWassswa
    May 12, 2021 16:05 GMT

    what are importances of secutities exchange

  9. Emmanuel EhimenEmmanuel Ehimen
    Feb 19, 2021 15:12 GMT

    When will the Uganda stock data be updated?

    1. Michael KwayisiMichael Kwayisi
      Feb 20, 2021 01:51 GMT

      There was a delay in EOD feed but it's updated as I type this.

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