Insights

Here are the top 10 ASX shares today

Here are your top 10 biggest gainers in the ASX 200 on Wednesday.
The post Here are the top 10 ASX shares today appeared first on The Motley Fool Australia. –

Today, the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) finished lower despite a positive start to the session. The benchmark index dipped 0.58% to 7,206.5 points.

In the morning, the tech sector was holding the index up in the green. However, the broader market’s negative sentiment spilled over into the technology shares, erasing a considerable chunk of the gains on display earlier in the day.

However, the question is: which shares delivered the biggest returns to investors on the ASX today? Here are the ten stocks that rose to the occasion:

Top 10 ASX shares countdown today

Looking at the top 200 listed companies, Yancoal Australia Ltd (ASX: YAL) was the biggest gainer today. Shares in the Australian coal producer jumped 7.9% amid the rising fears of an energy shortage across China and Europe. Find out more about Yancoal Australia here.

The next biggest gaining ASX share today was Virgin Money UK PLC (ASX: VUK). The financial services company rallied 3.31% despite no new announcements. Uncover the latest Virgin Money UK details here.

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

ASX-listed company
Share price
Price change

Yancoal Australia Ltd (ASX: YAL)

$3.96
7.90%

Virgin Money UK PLC (ASX: VUK)

$3.75
3.31%

Whitehaven Coal Ltd (ASX: WHC)

$3.56
3.19%

Nine Entertainment Co Holdings Ltd (ASX: NEC)

$2.67
3.09%

Afterpay Ltd (ASX: APT)

$117.10
3.08%

Platinum Asset Management Ltd (ASX: PTM)

$3.41
3.02%

Eagers Automotive Ltd (ASX: APE)

$14.82
2.56%

Contact Energy Ltd (ASX: CEN)

$8.05
2.55%

QBE Insurance Group Ltd (ASX: QBE)

$11.78
2.44%

Santos Ltd (ASX: STO)

$7.435
2.41%

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.

The post Here are the top 10 ASX shares today appeared first on The Motley Fool Australia.

Wondering where you should invest $1,000 right now?

When investing expert Scott Phillips has a stock tip, it can pay to listen. After all, the flagship Motley Fool Share Advisor newsletter he has run for more than eight years has provided thousands of paying members with stock picks that have doubled, tripled or even more.*

Scott just revealed what he believes could be the five best ASX stocks for investors to buy right now. These stocks are trading at near dirt-cheap prices and Scott thinks they could be great buys right now.

*Returns as of August 16th 2021

More reading

Here are the 3 most heavily traded ASX 200 shares this Wednesday

Which ASX shares are leading the way in the ASX 300 today?

Technology shares lead the battle to lift the ASX 200 on Wednesday

ASX 200 (ASX:XJO) midday update: A2 Milk class action, tech shares rebound

The Pilbara Minerals (ASX:PLS) share price surges on resource upgrade

Motley Fool contributor Mitchell Lawler owns shares of AFTERPAY T FPO. The Motley Fool Australia’s parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. owns shares of and has recommended AFTERPAY T FPO. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended AFTERPAY T FPO. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Bruce Jackson.

Trade The World Anywhere & Anytime!

Mobile app platform with over 50,000 global listed securities across 12 markets (over 70% global market capitalisation), right from your Android or iOS device.

Integrated with exclusive trading idea and investment analysis tools to help you find actionable insight on virtually every financial instrument across our 12 global markets, to help you optimise your trading strategies.

Refer Your Friends

Tell your friends about Monex and gift them FREE access to our trading tools.

We respect your privacy and will only send this one email notification to your friends. 

Share With Your Friends

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

Monex Trading Tools Access and Usage Terms

The Monex Trading Tools (referred to as ‘tools’ hereafter) are available to you inside your client portal;


To activate access to the tools, you must have a verified and approved trading account and have made a deposit of at least AUD $1000.


An active and funded account with a positive trading balance is required to continue to have access to the tools;


Although the tools are available to you indefinitely, Monex Securities may at it’s discretion disable access to the tools in the future;


Monex securities reserves the right to change these terms and conditions from time to time, as it sees fit, without notice.

Important Notice
iOS & Android App - 12 International Markets & Over 70% Global Market Cap. $0 Brokerage On US Trades. Click Here!