Today, the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) pulled a green day out of the hat after struggling through most of the session. At the end of trade, the benchmark index was sitting 0.14% higher at 7,342.4 points.
The ASX-listed gold miners carried the market on its shoulders today. In fact, the top three performing ASX shares were gold mining companies. This helped lift the materials sector to a gain of 3.05% while most of the market was sitting in the red. The poorest performing sector out of the bunch was communication services.
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, Northern Star Resources Ltd (ASX: NST) was the biggest gainer today. Shares in the gold mining company jumped 11.43% after reporting its second-quarter results for FY22. Find out more about Northern Star Resources here.
The next biggest gaining ASX share today was Evolution Mining Ltd (ASX: EVN). Another gold miner making the list today, however, this time there were no results released. Instead, it is possible positive sentiment extended across the industry as gold prices rallied overnight. Uncover the latest Evolution Mining details here.
Today’s top 10 biggest gains were made in these ASX shares:
|ASX-listed company||Share price||Price change|
|Northern Star Resources Ltd (ASX: NST)||$9.75||11.43%|
|Evolution Mining Ltd (ASX: EVN)||$4.13||8.40%|
|Chalice Mining Ltd (ASX: CHN)||$8.79||7.46%|
|Newcrest Mining Ltd (ASX: NCM)||$25.55||6.59%|
|Coronado Global Resources Inc (ASX: CRN)||$1.51||5.59%|
|Fortescue Metals Group Ltd (ASX: FMG)||$21.40||4.70%|
|IGO Ltd (ASX: IGO)||$13.33||3.98%|
|OZ Minerals Ltd (ASX: OZL)||$29.21||3.95%|
|Rio Tinto Ltd (ASX: RIO)||$113.60||3.36%|
|Ebos Group Ltd (ASX: EBO)||$37.94||3.21%|
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.