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 company||Share price||Price change|
|Medibank Private Ltd (ASX: MPL)||$3.60||5.88%|
|Latitude Group Holdings Ltd (ASX: LFS)||$2.08||4.00%|
|NIB Holdings Ltd (ASX: NHF)||$7.23||3.73%|
|New Hope Corporation Ltd (ASX: NHC)||$2.30||3.60%|
|Yancoal Australia Ltd (ASX: YAL)||$2.90||3.57%|
|Wisetech Global Ltd (ASX: WTC)||$55.95||3.44%|
|Whitehaven Coal Ltd (ASX: WHC)||$2.75||3.38%|
|Virgin Money UK PLC (ASX: VUK)||$3.44||3.30%|
|Fortescue Metals Group Ltd (ASX: FMG)||$20.37||3.14%|
|Afterpay Ltd (ASX: APT)||$74.00||2.99%|
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.