Here are the top 10 ASX shares today

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Today, the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) was painted red all over as the market’s sentiment waned amid a hawkish outlook from central banks. At the end of the session, the benchmark index finished a disappointing 2.16% lower at 7,205.6 points.

The stampede towards the exit was indiscriminate today, with all ASX sectors firmly in negative territory. To find the best performing sector, we must still settle for a 0.17% loss which was experienced by the consumer staples. This was still leaps and bounds better than the drawdowns across other areas of the market on Friday.

Taking the cake, tech shares slumped a painful 4.47% — adding to the sector’s sustained weakness in recent months.

However, the question is: which shares delivered the biggest returns to investors on the ASX today? Unfortunately, on days like today, the market has failed to produce 10 stocks in the green. Nonetheless, these were the shares that managed to hold up the best:

Top 10 ASX shares countdown today

Looking at the top 200 listed companies, Janus Henderson Group Plc (ASX: JHG) was the biggest gainer today. Shares in the global fund manager inched 0.64% higher following its unceremonious 14% fall yesterday on the back of disappointing results. Find out more about Janus Henderson Group here.

The next best performing ASX share across the market today was Elders Ltd (ASX: ELD). The diversified agribusiness operator moved marginally ahead despite there being no announcements from the company. Uncover the latest Elders details here.

Today’s top 10 biggest gains were made in these ASX shares:

ASX-listed company Share price Price change
Janus Henderson Group Plc (ASX: JHG) $38.00 0.64%
Elders Ltd (ASX: ELD) $14.37 0.35%
Cimic Group Ltd (ASX: CIM) $22.03 0.14%
Crown Resorts Ltd (ASX: CWN) $12.84 0.08%
Domain Holdings Australia Ltd (ASX: DHG) $3.39 0.00%
Coles Group Ltd (ASX: COL) $18.46 -0.11%
Nib Holdings Ltd (ASX: NHF) $7.22 -0.14%
Woolworths Group Ltd (ASX: WOW) $38.08 -0.16%
Qube Holdings Ltd (ASX: QUB) $2.86 -0.17%
Monadelphous Group Ltd (ASX: MND) $10.25 -0.19%
Data as at 4:00 AEST

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 after the market has closed during weekdays to see which stocks make the countdown.

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