Here are the top 10 ASX shares today

Here are your top 10 biggest gainers in the ASX 200 on Thursday.

| More on:
Top 10 asx shares today

Image source: Getty Images

Today, the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) followed the lead of Wall Street with another positive session. At the end of the trading day, the benchmark index finished 0.48% higher at 7,428 points.

Most sectors on the market finished in a better place than they started today. Exceptions to this included utilities, consumer discretionary, and energy. A fall in oil prices overnight left ASX-listed oil and gas companies feeling the pinch. In contrast, financials glowed a healthy tone of green on Thursday.

The question is: which shares delivered the biggest returns 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, Nib Holdings Ltd (ASX: NHF) was the biggest gainer today. Shares in the private health insurance company gained 6.15%. The positive performance appears to be on the back of Nib’s annual general meeting with shareholders. Find out more about Nib Holdings here.

The next biggest gaining ASX share today was New Hope Corporation Ltd (ASX: NHC). Shares in the coal mining company pushed 5.56% after a rebound in coal prices. The reinstated strength in the energy-dense material follows a signal that China might begin to ease its pressure on the commodity. Uncover the latest New Hope details here.

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

ASX-listed companyShare pricePrice change
Nib Holdings Ltd (ASX: NHF)$7.1656.15%
New Hope Corporation Ltd (ASX: NHC)$1.9955.56%
Chalice Mining Ltd (ASX: CHN)$6.835.24%
Pexa Group Ltd (ASX: PXA)$16.284.83%
CSR Ltd (ASX: CSR)$6.284.67%
The Star Entertainment Group Ltd (ASX: SGR)$3.894.29%
PointsBet Holdings Ltd (ASX: PBH)$8.454.19%
Imugene Ltd (ASX: IMU)$0.57754.05%
Pinnacle Investment Management Group Ltd (ASX: PNI)$18.863.68%
Uniti Group Ltd (ASX: UWL)$4.163.23%
Data as at 4:00pm AEDT

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.

Wondering where you should invest $1,000 right now?

When investing expert Scott Phillips has a stock tip, it can pay to listen. After all, the flagship Motley Fool Share Advisor newsletter he has run for over ten years has provided thousands of paying members with stock picks that have doubled, tripled or even more.*

Scott just revealed what he believes could be the five best ASX stocks for investors to buy right now. These stocks are trading at near dirt-cheap prices and Scott thinks they could be great buys right now.

*Returns as of January 12th 2022

Motley Fool contributor Mitchell Lawler owns shares of CSR Limited. The Motley Fool Australia's parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. owns shares of and has recommended PINNACLE FPO and Pointsbet Holdings Ltd. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended PINNACLE FPO. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended NIB Holdings Limited, Pointsbet Holdings Ltd, and Uniti Group Limited. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Bruce Jackson.

More on Share Market News