Today, the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) followed Wall Street off the edge of a cliff. Investors exited retailers amid concerns of earnings pressure from inflation after a disappointing first quarter result from Target. At the end of the session, the benchmark index finished 1.65% lower at 7,064.5 points.
To the disappointment of shareholders, there were minimal glimmers of green in the Australian share market today. The sole sector managing to catch a bid and stay above the red sea was healthcare. Meanwhile, the rest of the index felt the pain of pessimism on Thursday.
In a rare sight to see, consumer staples fell more than tech. The sector, which is typically considered more stable, was trodden on amid concerns the broader retail sector could be adversely affected by inflation.
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, Aristocrat Leisure Ltd (ASX: ALL) was the biggest gainer today. Shares in the gaming technology company jumped 6.74% after publishing cracking half year results and announcing a $500 million share buyback. Find out more about Aristocrat Leisure here.
The next best performing ASX share across the market today was Evolution Mining Ltd (ASX: EVN). The gold miner moved 2.04% ahead as the gold price inched higher in the last 24 hours. 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|
|Aristocrat Leisure Ltd (ASX: ALL)||$33.73||6.74%|
|Evolution Mining Ltd (ASX: EVN)||$3.50||2.04%|
|Genesis Energy Ltd (ASX: GNE)||$2.46||1.65%|
|Northern Star Resources Ltd (ASX: NST)||$8.71||1.63%|
|Webjet Ltd (ASX: WEB)||$5.87||1.38%|
|Pro Medicus Ltd (ASX: PME)||$40.76||1.32%|
|Skycity Entertainment Group Ltd (ASX: SKC)||$2.54||1.20%|
|Meridian Energy Ltd (ASX: MEZ)||$4.21||0.96%|
|Challenger Ltd (ASX: CGF)||$7.47||0.81%|
|Ebos Group Ltd (ASX: EBO)||$35.28||0.77%|
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.