Here are the top 10 ASX shares today

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Today, the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) kicked off the new week with a green session. At the end of the trading day, the benchmark index finished 0.64% higher at 7,370.8 points.

The markets were awash with gains across all sectors except financials on Monday. Investors exhibited disappointment for the full-year result of Westpac Banking Corp (ASX: WBC) posted today. Acting on this emotion, the market sold off the big four bank by nearly 7%. Meanwhile, communication services and utilities performed exceptionally well.

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, Imugene Ltd (ASX: IMU) was the biggest gainer today. Shares in the biotechnology company rose 6.06%. This move followed the announcement of a strategic collaboration with US-based Eureka Therapeutics. Find out more about Imugene here.

The next biggest gaining ASX share today was Orocobre Ltd (ASX: ORE). The lithium producer’s share price climbed 5.73% as the sector rallied today. Uncover the latest Orocobre details here.

Today’s top 10 biggest gains were made in these ASX shares:

ASX-listed company Share price Price change
Imugene Ltd (ASX: IMU) $0.525 6.06%
Orocobre Ltd (ASX: ORE) $9.41 5.73%
WiseTech Global Ltd (ASX: WTC) $53.98 5.68%
Xero Ltd (ASX: XRO) $155.63 4.09%
Champion Iron Ltd (ASX: CIA) $4.58 4.09%
Charter Hall Group (ASX: CHC) $18.02 3.98%
Codan Ltd (ASX: CDA) $10.44 3.88%
Ausnet Services Ltd (ASX: AST) $2.565 3.85%
Reece Ltd (ASX: REH) $20.64 3.77%
Megaport Ltd (ASX: MP1) $18.58 3.74%
Data as at 4:00pm AEDT

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 has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia’s parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. owns shares of and has recommended MEGAPORT FPO, WiseTech Global, and Xero. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended 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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