Today, the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) inched its way higher to finish the week on a positive note. At the end of the day, the benchmark index rose 0.23% higher to 7,396.5 points.
While there weren’t any sectors bringing home a 1% or more return today, there were still a few strong leaders in the pack. Out of the bunch, healthcare, energy, and consumer staples delivered the largest contributions to the index. Meanwhile, the laggards were more subdued which avoided substantial downwards pressure on today.
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, Crown Resorts Ltd (ASX: CWN) was the biggest gainer today. Shares in the entertainment group surged an astounding 16.77% after receiving a takeover offer from private equity firm Blackstone. Find out more about Crown Resorts here.
The next biggest gaining ASX share today was Altium Ltd (ASX: ALU). Shares in the software company gained 5,31%. Despite the solid performance, there were no new announcements out from tech name today. Uncover the latest Altium details here.
Today’s top 10 biggest gains were made in these ASX shares:
|ASX-listed company||Share price||Price change|
|Crown Resorts Ltd (ASX: CWN)||$11.56||16.77%|
|Altium Ltd (ASX: ALU)||$43.24||5.31%|
|Treasury Wine Estates Ltd (ASX: TWE)||$12.07||4.59%|
|Whitehaven Coal Ltd (ASX: WHC)||$2.44||3.83%|
|Mineral Resources Ltd (ASX: MIN)||$41.43||3.58%|
|Sonic Healthcare Ltd (ASX: SHL)||$41.03||3.22%|
|Sims Ltd (ASX: SGM)||$14.88||2.83%|
|Liberty Financial Group (ASX: LFG)||$5.79||2.48%|
|Bluescope Steel Ltd (ASX: BSL)||$20.71||2.37%|
|Skycity Entertainment Group Ltd (ASX: SKC)||$3.12||2.30%|
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.