Here are the top 10 ASX shares today

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

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Top 10 ASX 200 shares today

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Today, the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) regained its footing to finish the week higher. At the end of the session, the benchmark index climbed 1.29% to 7,453.3 points.

Investors returned to the market with a more optimistic perspective today compared to yesterday’s brutal session. As a consequence, all sectors were showing up green at the final bell. Leading the index higher were energy and financial shares. Another positive move in oil prices overnight provided a positive injection for oil and gas companies.

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, Medibank Private Ltd (ASX: MPL) was the biggest gainer today. Shares in the private health insurer rallied 5.88% to a new 52-week high despite there being no announcements out on Friday. Find out more about Medibank Private here.

The next biggest gaining ASX share today was Latitude Group Holdings Ltd (ASX: LFS). The financial services company gained another 4.00% today after a solid session yesterday amid its plans to acquire the consumer services business of Humm Group Ltd (ASX: HUM). Uncover the latest Latitude Group details here.

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

ASX-listed companyShare pricePrice change
Medibank Private Ltd (ASX: MPL)$3.605.88%
Latitude Group Holdings Ltd (ASX: LFS)$2.084.00%
NIB Holdings Ltd (ASX: NHF)$7.233.73%
New Hope Corporation Ltd (ASX: NHC)$2.303.60%
Yancoal Australia Ltd (ASX: YAL)$2.903.57%
Wisetech Global Ltd (ASX: WTC)$55.953.44%
Whitehaven Coal Ltd (ASX: WHC)$2.753.38%
Virgin Money UK PLC (ASX: VUK)$3.443.30%
Fortescue Metals Group Ltd (ASX: FMG)$20.373.14%
Afterpay Ltd (ASX: APT)$74.002.99%
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 Fool.com.au after the market has closed during weekdays to see which stocks make the countdown.

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