Today, the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) decided to kick off the final week before the holiday season with a red day. At the end of the session, the benchmark index inched 0.16% lower to 7,292.2 points.
While there were some tinges of green among the Aussie market today, it was weighed down by significant losses across the energy and financial sectors. Losses of 3% to 5% were witnessed in some of our oil and gas companies after oil prices fell 2% overnight on increased Omicron fears. In contrast, strong gains in the healthcare and consumer staples sectors prevented a deeper fall.
However, the question is: which shares delivered the biggest returns to investors on the ASX today? Here are the top ten stocks that came through for investors:
Top 10 ASX shares countdown today
Looking at the top 200 listed companies, Bluescope Steel Ltd (ASX: BSL) was the biggest gainer today. Shares in the steelmaking company rose 4.18% despite there being no new announcements. Find out more about Bluescope Steel here.
The next biggest gaining ASX share today was Viva Energy Group Ltd (ASX: VEA). The fuel retailing company experienced a 3.72% uptick in its share price after providing earnings guidance for FY 2021. Viva anticipates operating earnings to almost double compared to the previous year. Uncover the latest Viva Energy details here.
Today’s top 10 biggest gains were made in these ASX shares:
|ASX-listed company||Share price||Price change|
|Bluescope Steel Ltd (ASX: BSL)||$21.93||4.18%|
|Viva Energy Group Ltd (ASX: VEA)||$2.23||3.72%|
|Mercury NZ Ltd (ASX: MCY)||$5.85||3.54%|
|Clinuvel Pharmaceuticals Ltd (ASX: CUV)||$27.78||3.39%|
|Healius Ltd (ASX: HLS)||$5.29||3.32%|
|Sonic Healthcare Ltd (ASX: SHL)||$44.46||3.04%|
|Genesis Energy Ltd (ASX: GNE)||$2.75||3.00%|
|Champion Iron Ltd (ASX: CIA)||$5.10||2.82%|
|Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Corporation Ltd (ASX: FPH)||$30.35||2.64%|
|Fortescue Metals Group Ltd (ASX: FMG)||$19.46||2.53%|
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.