Today, the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) broke free of the prevailing concern surrounding markets. At the end of the session, the benchmark index finished 1.32% higher at 7,356.9 points.
Surprisingly, nearly all sectors across the Aussie index pushed upwards today. The only area of the market struggling to get excited was communication shares, with most of the telcos showing up red. Meanwhile, miners rocked the market during the session amid broad optimism towards the sector following a positive outlook shared by Fortescue Metals Group Limited (ASX: FMG).
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, AMP Ltd (ASX: AMP) was the biggest gainer today. Shares in the financial services company posted a monumental 13.17% gain after announcing the sale of its international infrastructure equity business. Find out more about AMP here.
Finding the second-best spot on the list today was Sandfire Resources Ltd (ASX: SFR). The copper producer revelled in an 11.92% rise in its shares amid what the company described as a “transformational” quarter. Uncover the latest Sandfire Resources details here.
Today’s top 10 biggest gains were made in these ASX shares:
|ASX-listed company||Share price||Price change|
|AMP Ltd (ASX: AMP)||$1.16||13.17%|
|Sandfire Resources Ltd (ASX: SFR)||$5.82||11.92%|
|Stanmore Resources Ltd (ASX: SMR)||$2.25||11.39%|
|Fortescue Metals Group Ltd (ASX: FMG)||$21.73||8.11%|
|OZ Minerals Ltd (ASX: OZL)||$25.03||6.92%|
|Iluka Resources Ltd (ASX: ILU)||$11.22||6.15%|
|Whitehaven Coal Ltd (ASX: WHC)||$4.96||6.9%|
|Nickel Mines Ltd (ASX: NIC)||$1.225||6.06%|
|Contact Energy Ltd (ASX: CEN)||$7.58||4.99%|
|Mineral Resources Ltd (ASX: MIN)||$58.15||4.79%|
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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