Here are the top 10 ASX shares today

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Today was a blissful day for most S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) shares. All 11 ASX 200 sectors closed Wednesday’s session in the green.

As of the closing bell, the index was 1.65% higher at 6,759.20 points.

Leading the charge was the S&P/ASX 200 Information Technology Index (ASX: XIJ), with a 3.8% gain. The sector’s gains followed a decent session on Wall Street overnight.

The tech-heavy NASDAQ Composite lifted 3.1% as most of Australia slept. The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Index also gained 2.7% and 2.4% respectively.

The next best performing sector was the S&P/ASX 200 Materials Index (ASX: XMJ), recording a 2.5% surge despite iron ore futures falling 2% to US$103.14 overnight.

Higher oil prices may have also bolstered ASX 200 energy shares today.

So, with plenty to celebrate across the market, which ASX shares came out on top on Wednesday? Keep reading to find out.

Top 10 ASX shares countdown

There was plenty of competition for the top spot among the ASX’s 200 biggest companies by market capitalisation today. As of 3:59pm AEST, only 16 of the 200 were trading in the red.

Still, there has to be a winner. Today, that was Liontown Resources Limited (ASX: LTR). The lithium stock lifted around 10% on Wednesday. Read up on what’s been going on with Liontown Resources here.

Today’s biggest gains were made by these ASX shares:

ASX-listed company Share price Price change
Liontown Resources Limited (ASX: LTR) $1.1075 9.65%
Paladin Energy Ltd (ASX: PDN) $0.6725 8.47%
Iluka Resources Limited (ASX: ILU) $9.30 7.89%
Magellan Financial Group Ltd (ASX: MFG) $13.40 6.86%
GQG Partners Inc (ASX: GQG) $1.495 6.79%
Core Lithium Ltd (ASX: CXO) $0.9925 6.72%
Reliance Worldwide Corporation Ltd (ASX: RWC) $4.30 6.7%
Virgin Money UK CDI (ASX:VUK) $2.46 6.03%
WiseTech Global Ltd (ASX: WTC) $47.68 6.03%
Xero Limited (ASX: XRO) $87.47 5.73%

Data as at 3:59pm 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 Fool.com.au after the market has closed during weekdays to see which stocks make the countdown.

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