Today, the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) moved closer to its all-time high of 7,632 points as the market rallied for the fifth day in a row. At the end of the session, the benchmark index finished 0.31% higher at 7,592.8 points.
Positive sentiment was alive and well inside the Aussie share market today. Nearly 70% of shares in the ASX 200 closed the day higher. The biggest gains could be found across the industrials and real estate sectors.
On the flip side, it was a difficult day for tech and mining companies. The hardest-hit share out of the entire bunch was cloud interconnectivity company Megaport Ltd (ASX: MP1), falling 21%.
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, Challenger Ltd (ASX: CGF) was the biggest gainer today. Shares in the financial services company appreciated by 9.81% following the release of its quarterly update. Find out more about Challenger here.
Following closely behind today was supply chain equipment pooling company, Brambles Ltd (ASX: BXB). A relatively positive quarterly trading update left investors pleased, translating into a 7.98% rise in shares by the end of the day. Uncover the latest Brambles details here.
Today’s top 10 biggest gains were made in these ASX shares:
|ASX-listed company||Share price||Price change|
|Challenger Ltd (ASX: CGF)||$7.50||9.81%|
|Brambles Ltd (ASX: BXB)||$10.82||7.98%|
|Lendlease Group (ASX: LLC)||$12.06||5.05%|
|Viva Energy Group Ltd (ASX: VEA)||$2.72||4.62%|
|Cochlear Ltd (ASX: COH)||$236.16||3.94%|
|Qantas Airways Ltd (ASX: QAN)||$5.64||3.87%|
|AMP Ltd (ASX: AMP)||$1.085||3.83%|
|Ramsay Health Care Ltd (ASX: RHC)||$82.99||3.74%|
|Zimplats Holdings Ltd (ASX: ZIM)||$33.51||3.71%|
|Centuria Capital Group (ASX: CNI)||$2.84||3.27%|
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.