Insights

Here are the top 10 ASX shares today

Here are your top 10 biggest gainers in the ASX 200 on Friday.
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 the week on a positive note, breaking a four-day red streak. At the end of the session, the benchmark index finished 0.92% higher at 7,449.8 points.

The stars aligned for commodities overnight as oil, gold, and iron ore prices lifted. In response, both ASX-listed miners and oil companies had a good showing to cap off the week. Following closely behind were tech names and consumer staples. The only sector not able to push higher on Friday was healthcare.

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, Pexa Group Ltd (ASX: PXA) was the biggest gainer today. Shares in the electronic conveyancing company surged 7.3% after its largest shareholder, Link Administration Holdings Ltd (ASX: LNK) received another takeover offer today. Find out more about Pexa Group here.

The next biggest gaining ASX share today was James Hardie Industries PLC (ASX: JHX). Shares in the materials manufacturer rose 5.29% despite no announcements from the company. However, investors might still be trading off of the record quarterly result released on Tuesday. Uncover the latest James Hardie details here.

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

ASX-listed company
Share price
Price change

Pexa Group Ltd (ASX: PXA)

$17.06
7.30%

James Hardie Industries PLC (ASX: JHX)

$56.55
5.29%

Champion Iron Ltd (ASX: CIA)

$4.47
5.18%

IGO Ltd (ASX: IGO)

$9.89
5.10%

Imugene Ltd (ASX: IMU)

$0.585
4.46%

Pilbara Minerals Ltd (ASX: PLS)

$2.44
4.27%

Orica Ltd (ASX: ORI)

$15.39
4.06%

Zip Co Ltd (ASX: Z1P)

$5.93
4.04%

Uniti Group Ltd (ASX: UWL)

$4.035
4.00%

Rio Tinto Ltd (ASX: RIO)

$92.34
3.59%

Data as at 4:00pm AEDT

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

Brokers think the tanking Ansell (ASX:ANN) share price will rebound

ASX 200 (ASX:XJO) midday update: BHP & Fortescue rise, Zip completes acquisition

5 things to watch on the ASX 200 on Friday

Here are the top 10 ASX shares today

These 3 ASX 200 shares are topping the volume charts this Thursday

Motley Fool contributor Mitchell Lawler has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia’s parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. owns shares of and has recommended Link Administration Holdings Ltd and ZIPCOLTD FPO. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Uniti Group Limited. 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!