ASX tech shares are leading the market’s gains on Thursday

BNPL shares are pulling out in front today.

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It’s a good day to be an ASX investor, and an even better one to be an ASX-listed technology company.

The tech sector is leading the market’s gains today, as buy now, pay later (BNPL) favourites such as Afterpay Ltd (ASX: APT) are among those leading the charge.

The S&P/ASX All Technology Index (ASX: XTX) is soaring today, gaining 2.72%, or 85.3 points.

The sector’s day in the sun is helping to push the broader market higher. Right now, the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) is 1.07%, or 78.3 points, higher than it finished yesterday’s session.

Additionally, the All Ordinaries Index (ASX: XAO) is gaining 1.14% or 86.6 points.

Today’s increases follow the 1.02% gain that tech heavy Nasdaq index managed to chalk up overnight.

Let’s take a closer look at how some ASX tech favourites are performing today.

ASX tech shares are out in front

The ASX tech sector is leading the market today, helping to boost the ASX 200 more than 1% higher.

The sector is being boosted by big name share prices such as that of Afterpay, which has gained 4.5% today on the back of the Square Inc (NYSE: SQ) share price’s similarly exuberant overnight gain.

Other BNPL stocks are also soaring. Leading the index’s charge is the Splitit Ltd (ASX: SPT) share price, which has gained a whopping 10.8% today to trade at 46 cents.

Splitit’s stock is soaring on news its chair, Dawn Robertson, bought 100,000 shares in the company, paying between 34.5 cents and 35.5 cents apiece.

The share price’s of Ioupay Ltd (ASX: IOU), Sezzle Inc (ASX: SZL), and Laybuy Holdings Ltd (ASX: LBY) are all also in the green.

Bringing up the rear of the sector, is the Netlinkz Ltd (ASX: NET) share price. It has plummeted 4.5% despite only silence from the company.

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