Today, the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) conjured up a modest gain, in a similar performance to what occurred on Wall Street last night. At the end of the session, the benchmark index finished 0.47% higher at 7,478 points.
The majority of sectors on the ASX posted a gain today with 118 out of the 200 companies finishing in the green. In a solid showing, mining companies — predominantly gold and lithium miners — led the index higher. Meanwhile, the real estate shares provided some anchorage, with the sector falling 0.4%.
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, Paladin Energy Ltd (ASX: PDN) was the biggest gainer today. Shares in the uranium producer surged 13.13% amid the commodity reaching new multi-year high prices today. Find out more about Paladin Energy here.
The next biggest gaining ASX share today was platinum group metals miner, Zimplats Holdings Ltd (ASX: ZIM). The company reached a new all-time high today as it continues to ride the optimism surrounding commodities. Uncover the latest Zimplats Holdings details here.
Today’s top 10 biggest gains were made in these ASX shares:
|ASX-listed company||Share price||Price change|
|Paladin Energy Ltd (ASX: PDN)||$0.905||13.13%|
|Zimplats Holdings Ltd (ASX: ZIM)||$30.87||6.45%|
|Johns Lyng Group Ltd (ASX: JLG)||$9.04||4.51%|
|Nufarm Ltd (ASX: NUF)||$6.40||4.07%|
|Whitehaven Coal Ltd (ASX: WHC)||$4.49||3.94%|
|Nickel Mines Ltd (ASX: NIC)||$1.26||3.70%|
|Yancoal Australia Ltd (ASX: YAL)||$5.17||3.40%|
|Newcrest Mining Ltd (ASX: NCM)||$27.59||2.91%|
|Champion Iron Ltd (ASX: CIA)||$7.69||2.26%|
|Iluka Resources Ltd (ASX: ILU)||$12.37||2.23%|
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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