Today, the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) finished lower despite a positive start to the session. The benchmark index dipped 0.58% to 7,206.5 points.
In the morning, the tech sector was holding the index up in the green. However, the broader market’s negative sentiment spilled over into the technology shares, erasing a considerable chunk of the gains on display earlier in the day.
However, the question is: which shares delivered the biggest returns to investors on the ASX today? Here are the ten stocks that rose to the occasion:
Top 10 ASX shares countdown today
Looking at the top 200 listed companies, Yancoal Australia Ltd (ASX: YAL) was the biggest gainer today. Shares in the Australian coal producer jumped 7.9% amid the rising fears of an energy shortage across China and Europe. Find out more about Yancoal Australia here.
The next biggest gaining ASX share today was Virgin Money UK PLC (ASX: VUK). The financial services company rallied 3.31% despite no new announcements. Uncover the latest Virgin Money UK details here.
Today’s top 10 biggest gains were made in these ASX shares:
|ASX-listed company||Share price||Price change|
|Yancoal Australia Ltd (ASX: YAL)||$3.96||7.90%|
|Virgin Money UK PLC (ASX: VUK)||$3.75||3.31%|
|Whitehaven Coal Ltd (ASX: WHC)||$3.56||3.19%|
|Nine Entertainment Co Holdings Ltd (ASX: NEC)||$2.67||3.09%|
|Afterpay Ltd (ASX: APT)||$117.10||3.08%|
|Platinum Asset Management Ltd (ASX: PTM)||$3.41||3.02%|
|Eagers Automotive Ltd (ASX: APE)||$14.82||2.56%|
|Contact Energy Ltd (ASX: CEN)||$8.05||2.55%|
|QBE Insurance Group Ltd (ASX: QBE)||$11.78||2.44%|
|Santos Ltd (ASX: STO)||$7.435||2.41%|
Our top 10 ASX shares today countdown is a recurring end-of-day summary to ensure you know which companies were making big moves on the day. Check-in at Fool.com.au after the market has closed during weekdays to see which stocks make the countdown.
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