Today, the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) fought back against the selling pressure throughout the day to finish in the green. At the end of trade, the benchmark index was 2.19% higher at 6,988.1 points.
In stark contrast to the rest of the week, all 11 sectors of the Australian share market were firmly in the positive by the end of today.
The best performing sector was consumer discretionary, posting a 3.27% gain in a single session. Consumer staples were right behind it, with exceptional gains in the big supermarket chain operators. Energy shares also managed to avoid the red today despite oil prices slipping 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, Imugene Ltd (ASX: IMU) was the biggest gainer today. Shares in the drug developer jumped 10.53% after announcing a clinical trial supply agreement with Swiss healthcare company, Roche. Find out more about Imugene here.
The next biggest gaining ASX share today was Champion Iron Ltd (ASX: CIA). The iron ore producer lifted 8.75% higher as brokers responded positively to the company’s recent quarterly update. Uncover the latest Champion Iron 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)||$0.315||10.53%|
|Champion Iron Ltd (ASX: CIA)||$6.34||8.75%|
|Insignia Financial Ltd (ASX: IFL)||$3.55||7.90%|
|Pro Medicus Ltd (ASX: PME)||$44.80||7.23%|
|Eagers Automotive Ltd (ASX: APE)||$12.58||6.88%|
|Breville Group Ltd (ASX: BRG)||$27.52||6.83%|
|Event Hospitality and Entertainment Ltd (ASX: EVT)||$13.54||5.95%|
|NEXTDC Ltd (ASX: NXT)||$10.39||5.80%|
|Pinnacle Investment Management Group Ltd (ASX: PNI)||$10.39||5.58%|
|Nib Holdings Ltd (ASX: NHF)||$11.36||5.57%|
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 Pro Medicus Ltd. The Motley Fool Australia’s parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. owns and has recommended PINNACLE FPO and Pro Medicus Ltd. The Motley Fool Australia owns and has recommended PINNACLE FPO and Pro Medicus Ltd. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended NIB Holdings 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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