Today, the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) experienced a fairly mixed performance. At the end of the day, the benchmark index slipped 0.15% lower to 7,399.4 points.
Despite a solid showing by energy shares following further strength in oil prices overnight, the market was unable to creep into positive territory today. Tech shares and industrials were the main laggards on the Aussie market, mirroring the weakness in US tech names last night.
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, Lendlease Group (ASX: LLC) was the biggest gainer today. Shares in the international property and infrastructure group gained 3.75% despite there being no new announcements from the company. Find out more about Lendlease Group here.
The next biggest gaining ASX share today was Beach Energy Ltd (ASX: BPT). The oil and gas company rose 3% to $1.29 a share on further strength in oil prices. Uncover the latest Beach Energy details here.
Today’s top 10 biggest gains were made in these ASX shares:
|ASX-listed company||Share price||Price change|
|Lendlease Group (ASX: LLC)||$10.93||3.70%|
|Beach Energy Ltd (ASX: BPT)||$1.285||2.80%|
|Santos Ltd (ASX: STO)||$6.91||2.52%|
|Coronado Global Resources Inc (ASX: CRN)||$1.1725||2.40%|
|Woodside Petroleum Ltd (ASX: WPL)||$22.96||2.27%|
|Spark Infrastructure Group (ASX: SKI)||$2.88||2.13%|
|Whitehaven Coal Ltd (ASX: WHC)||$2.55||2.00%|
|Link Administration Holdings Ltd (ASX: LNK)||$5.02||1.83%|
|Liontown Resources Ltd (ASX: LTR)||$1.79||1.71%|
|Reece Ltd (ASX: REH)||$23.37||1.61%|
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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