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Uganda Securities Exchange (USE) Live

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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.
918.74 (-5.61)+46.24 (5.3%)UGX 16.93Tr

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 ▾5.61 (0.61%)
2 days ago
Top Gainers (5)
NMG551.08+2.20%
JHL4,874.40+0.45%
KA103.72+0.45%
CENT238.85+0.22%
KCB551.08+0.20%
Bottom Losers (4)
AIRTEL87.00-2.25%
EBL1,079.14-0.92%
EABL2,917.87-0.48%
MTNU169.83-0.10%
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.

  1. Showing 1 - 19 of 19 listings

USE TRADING SUMMARY FOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2024: At the end of today's trading session on the Uganda Securities Exchange (USE), a total of 86,328 shares, corresponding to a market value of UGX 13,381,682.00, were traded. Compared with the previous USE trading day (Wednesday, February 28), today's data shows 93% decline in volume and 63% decline in turnover. The current market capitalization of the Uganda Securities Exchange is UGX 16.9 trillion.

In the aggregate, four USE listed equities participated in trading, ending with five gainers and four losers. Nation Media Group led the gainers with 2.2% share price appreciation closing at UGX 551.08 per share, followed by Jubilee Holdings (+0.45%), Kenya Airways (+0.45%) and Centum Investment (+0.22%). On the losing side, Airtel Uganda came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of 2.25% at UGX 87.00 per share, followed by Equity Bank (-0.92%), East African Breweries (-0.48%) and MTN Uganda (-0.1%). MTN Uganda recorded the highest volume of 59,740 traded shares, followed by Stanbic Bank Uganda (19,163), Umeme (6,300) and Airtel Uganda (1,125).

Regarding the performance of USE market indices, the benchmark USE All Share Index (ALSI) dropped 5.61 (-0.61%) points to close at 918.74, representing a 1-week gain of 1.05%, a 4-week gain of 6.89%, and an overall year-to-date gain of 5.3%. The USE Local Company Index (USE-LCI) also decreased by 0.76% to 265.19 points, making it a 1-week loss of 0.64%, a 4-week loss of 1.73%, and a year-to-date loss of 2.45%.


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

  1. OOLA ROGERSOOLA ROGERS
    Nov 30, 2023 07:30 GMT

    I would like to know if you can change the bank account for remittances incase you either enter wrong bank account number or you want to change account itself.

    Then can they also send the remittances in you mobile money or Airtel money incase you don't have a bank account.

    Thanks
    My regards

  2. MikeMike
    Nov 8, 2023 15:40 GMT

    When will you include Airtel Uganda on your list of listed companies? They were listed on 07/11/2023.

  3. PatrickPatrick
    Jul 25, 2023 11:09 GMT

    Has anyone received Umeme Dividends?

  4. NaksNaks
    Jan 16, 2023 13:10 GMT

    Can I trade Uganda shares while in Kenya?

    1. TAIKUYUTAIKUYU
      Sep 11, 2023 14:44 GMT

      Yes you can .
      Try SBG Securities Uganda Ltd
      They will guide you to open an SCD account via EASY PORTAL available at Uganda Securities Exchange website.

  5. FrancisFrancis
    Nov 26, 2022 08:20 GMT

    Good day.
    Any resources you can suggest to learn everything about trading in the stock market? I don't want to hope in with little knowledge, as the risks in this are high.
    Thanks.

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      May 18, 2023 11:35 GMT

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  6. NuelNuel
    Mar 12, 2022 18:47 GMT

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

    1. Dedan HiuhuDedan Hiuhu
      May 18, 2023 11:45 GMT

      Hello,

      Governments bonds are secure, that is why their return on investment is quite low in comparison with other investments, they are considered as low risk and less volatile.

      However, they are not a good invest for;
      1. Short term investors- during an economic recession/turbulent economic times.
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      This is so because, if the government goes under a debt crisis, it might delay payments for maturing bonds.

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

    Is there a delay today?

  8. UgandaUganda
    Feb 23, 2022 13:07 GMT

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

  9. cannoncannon
    Oct 26, 2021 11:11 GMT

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

  10. 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.

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