Uganda Securities Exchange (USE) Live
|ALSI Index||Year-to-Date||Market 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.
|Top Gainers (7)|
|Bottom Losers (2)|
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.
|BATU||British American Tobacco Uganda||15,000.00|
|BOBU||Bank of Baroda Uganda||84.62|
|EABL||East African Breweries Limited||4,495.88||+76.83|
|EBL||Equity Bank Limited||1,438.68||+17.71|
|JHL||Jubilee Holdings Limited||8,360.75||+84.80|
|NIC||National Insurance Corporation||3,000||6.00||+0.00|
|NMG||Nation Media Group||642.04||+14.32|
|NVL||New Vision Limited||155.00|
|SBU||Stanbic Bank Uganda||24.00|
|UCHM||Uchumi Supermarkets Limited||8.21|
|UCL||Uganda Clays Limited||3,500||20.00||-1.00|
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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%.