Today, the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) managed to eke out another green day after swinging violently to the downside following reports of action on the Ukraine-Russia border. At the end of the session, the benchmark index finished 0.16% higher at 7,296.2 points.
While the Aussie index might have ended higher, there were a few sectors hit hard today. The worst impact landed on the doorstep of the consumer discretionary sector, running 3.4% into the red. Wesfarmers Ltd (ASX: WES) was the anchor holding the sector down, revealing the first half being the most disrupted by COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.
Fortunately, the healthcare was the stitching holding the market together on Thursday. Another big performance from CSL Limited (ASX: CSL) bolstered the index.
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, Challenger Ltd (ASX: CGF) was the biggest gainer today. Shares in the financial services company rallied 6.65% after reporting a 21% increase in normalised net profit before tax to $238 million in its half-year result. Find out more about Challenger here.
The next biggest gaining ASX share today was Judo Capital Holdings Ltd (ASX: JDO). The specialised small and medium business lender received a 5.69% boost in its share price despite there being no announcements released today. Uncover the latest Imugene details here.
Today’s top 10 biggest gains were made in these ASX shares:
|ASX-listed company||Share price||Price change|
|Challenger Ltd (ASX: CGF)||$6.74||6.65%|
|Judo Capital Holdings Ltd (ASX: JDO)||$1.95||5.69%|
|CSL Limited (ASX: CSL)||$277.00||5.05%|
|Orora Ltd (ASX: ORA)||$3.73||4.78%|
|Northern Star Resources Ltd (ASX: NST)||$9.44||4.43%|
|Cleanaway Waste Management Ltd (ASX: CWY)||$2.99||4.18%|
|Woodside Petroleum Ltd (ASX: WPL)||$27.72||4.09%|
|Tabcorp Holdings Ltd (ASX: TAH)||$5.36||4.08%|
|EBOS Group Ltd (ASX: EBO)||$38.30||4.08%|
|Endeavour Group Ltd (ASX: EDV)||$6.59||3.62%|
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 and has recommended CSL Ltd. and Judo Capital Holdings Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns and has recommended Wesfarmers Limited. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Challenger 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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