Today, the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) put its best foot forward to start this new week off. At the end of the session, the benchmark index finished 0.32% into the green at 7,417.3 points.
A poor session for materials and property shares wasn’t enough to put a dampener on the market today. Despite consumer discretionary giant Wesfarmers Ltd (ASX: WES) warning of impacts from Omicron, investors paid more attention to the reaffirmed net profit guidance of between $1.18 billion to $1.24 billion for the first half. Other ASX consumer discretionary shares followed in tow today as the sector jumped 2.42%.
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, Pendal Group Ltd (ASX: PDL) was the biggest gainer today. Shares in the global investment company regained 7.80% after its fall on Friday following the announcement of its chair, James Evans, retiring. Find out more about Pendal Group here.
The next biggest gaining ASX share today was Whitehaven Coal Ltd (ASX: WHC). The coal-producing company rallied 4.29% despite there being no new announcements. Uncover the latest Whitehaven Coal details here.
Today’s top 10 biggest gains were made in these ASX shares:
|ASX-listed company||Share price||Price change|
|Pendal Group Ltd (ASX: PDL)||$5.39||7.80%|
|Whitehaven Coal Ltd (ASX: WHC)||$2.92||4.29%|
|Magellan Financial Group Ltd (ASX: MFG)||$20.48||4.22%|
|Beach Energy Ltd (ASX: BPT)||$1.455||3.93%|
|Flight Centre Travel Group Ltd (ASX: FLT)||$17.97||3.87%|
|Wisetech Global Ltd (ASX: WTC)||$54.09||3.76%|
|Domino’s Pizza Enterprises Ltd (ASX: DMP)||$106.88||3.42%|
|JB Hi-Fi Ltd (ASX: JBH)||$46.64||3.37%|
|Worley Ltd (ASX: WOR)||$11.78||3.15%|
|Pro Medicus Ltd (ASX: PME)||$47.84||2.68%|
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.