Today, the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) climbed even higher to set a new record. The benchmark index added 0.29%, climbing to 7,584.3 points.
The question is: which shares delivered the most generously to investors on the ASX today? Here are the ten stocks that rose to the occasion:
Top 10 ASX shares countdown today
Looking at the top 200 listed companies, Yancoal Australia Ltd (ASX: YAL) was the biggest gainer today. Shares in the company increased 8.45% despite the increasing controversy surrounding coal producers after yesterday’s IPCC climate report. Find out more about Yancoal Australia here.
The next biggest gaining ASX share today was Galaxy Resources Limited (ASX: GXY). The lithium producer surged 6.6% to $5.65 along with other companies in the lithium space today. Uncover the latest Galaxy Resources details here.
Today’s top 10 biggest gains were made in these ASX shares:
|ASX-listed company||Share price||Price change|
|Yancoal Australia Ltd (ASX: YAL)||$2.31||8.45%|
|Galaxy Resources Limited (ASX: GXY)||$5.65||6.60%|
|Orocobre Limited (ASX: ORE)||$9.92||6.32%|
|IOOF Holdings Limited (ASX: IFL)||$4.72||5.83%|
|Iress Ltd (ASX: IRE)||$15.19||5.78%|
|Pilbara Minerals Ltd (ASX: PLS)||$2.45||5.15%|
|Dicker Data Ltd (ASX: DDR)||$14.88||4.64%|
|Origin Energy Ltd (ASX: ORG)||$4.41||3.77%|
|Challenger Ltd (ASX: CGF)||$6.10||3.57%|
|Sims Ltd (ASX: SGM)||$16.64||3.23%|
Our top 10 ASX shares 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.