Today, the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) bucked the trend set on Wall Street last night. Instead of mimicking the US market and moving to the downside, Aussie equities pushed higher. At the end of the session, the benchmark index finished 0.86% higher at 7,355 points.
It was a pleasing sight on the ASX boards today, with plenty of green to be seen. The only sector that succumbed to a negative session was the real estate sector. However, an impressive gain of 4.1% in the healthcare sector more than made up for it. In addition, energy and mining shares experienced strong support during trade.
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, CSL Limited (ASX: CSL) was the biggest gainer today. Shares in the biotechnology giant climbed 5.18% amid the official opening of its share purchase plan to raise capital for its recently announced acquisition of Vifor Pharma. Find out more about CSL here.
The next biggest gaining ASX share today was Zip Co Ltd (ASX: Z1P). The buy now, pay later provider added 5.09% despite there being no new announcements from the company. Uncover the latest Zip Co details here.
Today’s top 10 biggest gains were made in these ASX shares:
|ASX-listed company||Share price||Price change|
|CSL Limited (ASX: CSL)||$287.94||5.18%|
|Zip Co Ltd (ASX: Z1P)||$4.34||5.09%|
|Whitehaven Coal Ltd (ASX: WHC)||$2.57||4.47%|
|Cimic Group Ltd (ASX: CIM)||$16.54||4.16%|
|Magellan Financial Group Ltd (ASX: MFG)||$20.51||4.11%|
|Cochlear Ltd (ASX: COH)||$217.02||3.84%|
|New Hope Corporation Ltd (ASX: NHC)||$2.18||3.81%|
|Flight Centre Travel Group Ltd (ASX: FLT)||$17.01||3.34%|
|Breville Group Ltd (ASX: BRG)||$29.91||3.32%|
|Washington H Soul Pattinson & Company Ltd (ASX: SOL)||$30.55||3.28%|
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.