Here are the top 10 ASX shares today

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

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Today, the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) barely snuck through with a positive finish after losing steam throughout the day. At the end of the session, the benchmark index finished 0.05% higher at 7,569.2 points.

It was a booming day for the healthcare sector as it returned 2.6% for the day — making it the best performing area of the market. The superior performance was largely thanks to a $20 billion takeover bid for Ramsay Health Care Ltd (ASX: RHC) (more on that later).

Whereas, materials were the most red of all sectors on Wednesday. Investors decided to take some profits from the high-flying lithium sector as prices for the battery commodity cool off, according to Benchmark Minerals Intelligence.

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, Ramsay Health Care was the biggest gainer today. Shares in the private hospital operator took flight following a confirmed takeover bid at $88 per share from a consortium led by KKR. At the end of the day, shares in the company finished 24.24% higher. Find out more about Ramsay Health Care here.

Following from afar as the second-best performing ASX share of the day was medical imaging company, Pro Medicus Ltd (ASX: PME). Despite a lack of announcements, shares in the company rallied 5.20% to $51.61. Uncover the latest Pro Medicus details here.

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

ASX-listed companyShare pricePrice change
Ramsay Health Care Ltd (ASX: RHC)$80.0024.24%
Pro Medicus Ltd (ASX: PME)$51.615.20%
Healius Ltd (ASX: HLS)$4.563.64%
Corporate Travel Management Ltd (ASX: CTD)$25.353.60%
Ansell Ltd (ASX: ANN)$26.143.44%
Whitehaven Coal Ltd (ASX: WHC)$4.803.00%
Bapcor Ltd (ASX: BAP)$6.782.73%
The A2 Milk Company Ltd (ASX: A2M)$4.722.61%
Webjet Ltd (ASX: WEB)$5.962.58%
Block Inc (ASX: SQ2)$167.752.53%
Data as at 4:00pm AEST

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.

Motley Fool contributor Mitchell Lawler owns Block, Inc. and Pro Medicus Ltd. The Motley Fool Australia's parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. owns and has recommended Block, Inc. and Pro Medicus Ltd. The Motley Fool Australia owns and has recommended Block, Inc. and Pro Medicus Ltd. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended A2 Milk, Ansell Ltd., Bapcor, Corporate Travel Management Limited, Ramsay Health Care Limited, and Webjet Ltd. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Bruce Jackson.

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