Today, the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) performed strongly across all sectors, aside from the energy sector. The benchmark index climbed 0.7% higher to 7,256.7 points.
While energy shares were burdensome to the Aussie index today, the other sectors more than made up for it. Notably, tech shares upheaved the index with a strong showing by the WAAAX shares (WiseTech, Afterpay, Appen, Altium, and Xero).
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, Super Retail Group Ltd (ASX: SUL) was the biggest gainer today. Shares in the retailer surged 7.92% despite no announcements from the company. Find out more about Super Retail Group here.
The next biggest gaining ASX share today was Pilbara Minerals Ltd (ASX: PLS). The lithium producer flew 6.95% higher after releasing a project update. Uncover the latest Pilbara Minerals details here.
Today’s top 10 biggest gains were made in these ASX shares:
|ASX-listed company||Share price||Price change|
|Super Retail Group Ltd (ASX: SUL)||$12.40||7.92%|
|Pilbara Minerals Ltd (ASX: PLS)||$2.00||6.95%|
|AGL Energy Ltd (ASX: AGL)||$6.09||5.36%|
|Zip Co Ltd (ASX: Z1P)||$6.85||5.06%|
|Orocobre Ltd (ASX: ORE)||$8.35||4.77%|
|Iluka Resources Ltd (ASX: ILU)||$8.99||4.17%|
|Pro Medicus Ltd (ASX: PME)||$52.69||4.01%|
|Lynas Rare Earths Ltd (ASX: LYC)||$6.50||4.00%|
|Megaport Ltd (ASX: MP1)||$16.45||3.92%|
|Dicker Data Ltd (ASX: DDR)||$12.35||3.87%|
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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Motley Fool contributor Mitchell Lawler owns shares of AFTERPAY T FPO, Appen Ltd, Lynas Corporation Limited, and Pro Medicus Ltd. The Motley Fool Australia’s parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. owns shares of and has recommended AFTERPAY T FPO, Altium, Appen Ltd, Dicker Data Limited, MEGAPORT FPO, Pro Medicus Ltd., Super Retail Group Limited, WiseTech Global, Xero, and ZIPCOLTD FPO. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended AFTERPAY T FPO, Altium, Appen Ltd, Dicker Data Limited, Pro Medicus Ltd., Super Retail Group Limited, WiseTech Global, and Xero. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended MEGAPORT FPO. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Bruce Jackson.
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