Today, the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) retreated from yesterday’s strong gain. At the end of the session, the benchmark index finished 0.32% lower at 7,565.8 points.
After setting high expectations for 2022 yesterday with a 2% one-day gain, the ASX readjusted to the downside today. The weakness in the index was led by tech and healthcare shares — each sector falling 2.9% and 1.9% respectively. In contrast, further optimism was shone on oil shares today as the price per barrel rallied overnight.
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, Yancoal Australia Ltd (ASX: YAL) was the biggest gainer today. Shares in the coal producer gained 5.00% despite there being no announcements from the company. Find out more about Yancoal here.
The next biggest gaining ASX share today was Adbri Ltd (ASX: ABC). The integrated construction materials company moved 4.84% higher with no market announcements being posted. Uncover the latest Adbri 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)||$2.94||5.00%|
|Adbri Ltd (ASX: ABC)||$3.03||4.84%|
|Ebos Group Ltd (ASX: EBO)||$40.50||4.44%|
|Coronado Global Resouces Inc (ASX: CRN)||$1.34||3.88%|
|Infratil Ltd (ASX: IFT)||$7.89||2.87%|
|Mercury NZ Ltd (ASX: MCY)||$5.94||2.77%|
|Santos Ltd (ASX: STO)||$6.78||2.57%|
|Brambles Ltd (ASX: BXB)||$10.99||2.23%|
|Macquarie Group Ltd (ASX: MQG)||$215.73||2.08%|
|Virgin Money UK PLC (ASX: VUK)||$3.49||1.75%|
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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