Today, the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) edged higher to finish the week slightly below where it started at the beginning of the week. At the closing bell, the benchmark index finished 0.22% higher at 7,241.2 points.
The majority of shares in the Aussie index finished higher today. However, an underwhelming performance from some of the market’s bigger companies prevented a better day more broadly. Leading the market higher were energy shares following a rise in oil prices overnight. At the other end of the ASX were healthcare shares, including a 2.5% fall in CSL Limited (ASX: CSL).
However, the question is: which shares delivered the biggest returns to investors on the ASX today? Here are the top ten stocks that came through for investors:
Top 10 ASX shares countdown today
Looking at the top 200 listed companies, Pro Medicus Ltd (ASX: PME) was the biggest gainer today. Shares in the imaging software company rose 3.79% despite there being no announcements. Accounting for today’s gain, Pro Medicus shares are still down 2% this past month. Find out more about Pro Medicus here.
The next biggest gaining ASX share today was Washinton H Soul Pattinson & Company Ltd (ASX: SOL). The diversified investment house witnessed a 3.34% uptick in its share price today. This might have been due in part to its exposure to energy investments. Uncover the latest Soul Patts details here.
Today’s top 10 biggest gains were made in these ASX shares:
|ASX-listed company||Share price||Price change|
|Pro Medicus Ltd (ASX: PME)||$57.78||3.79%|
|Washington Soul Pattinson & Company Ltd (ASX: SOL)||$32.16||3.34%|
|Corporate Travel Management Ltd (ASX: CTD)||$22.36||3.09%|
|Zimplats Holdings Ltd (ASX: ZIM)||$22.20||3.02%|
|Whitehaven Coal Ltd (ASX: WHC)||$2.44||2.95%|
|ALS Ltd (ASX: ALQ)||$12.65||2.85%|
|Premier Investments Ltd (ASX: PMV)||$30.81||2.77%|
|QBE Insurance Group Ltd (ASX: QBE)||$12.01||2.74%|
|Oil Search Ltd (ASX: OSH)||$3.94||2.60%|
|Bluescope Steel Ltd (ASX: BSL)||$20.47||2.45%|
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 Pro Medicus Ltd. The Motley Fool Australia’s parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. owns shares of and has recommended CSL Ltd. and Pro Medicus Ltd. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended Pro Medicus Ltd. and Washington H. Soul Pattinson and Company Limited. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Corporate Travel Management Limited and Premier Investments Limited. 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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