Here are the top 10 ASX shares today

Here are your top 10 biggest gainers in the ASX 200 on Monday.
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Today, the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) clawed back its earlier weakness to cement the day in the green. At the closing bell, the benchmark index finished 0.13% higher at 7,250.4 points.

The market was pulled in two directions on Monday as investors fled from the more ‘growth’ orientated companies to less volatile options. This shift follows the United States Federal Reserve chair suggesting a tapering in cheap money sooner rather than later. Consequently, the tech sector wore a hefty 2.1% fall today, while utilities and consumer staples experienced the opposite reaction.

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, Metcash Ltd (ASX: MTS) was the biggest gainer today. Shares in the wholesale distributor company surged 7.60% after posting a strong half-year result. Find out more about Metcash here.

The next biggest gaining ASX share today was APA Group (ASX: APA). The Australian energy infrastructure company experienced a 4.77% appreciation in its share price today. This was despite there being no announcements from the company today. Uncover the latest APA Group details here.

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

ASX-listed company
Share price
Price change

Metcash Ltd (ASX: MTS)


APA Group (ASX: APA)


Evolution Mining Ltd (ASX: EVN)


Northern Star Resources Ltd (ASX: NST)


Whitehaven Coal Ltd (ASX: WHC)


Incitec Pivot Ltd (ASX: IPL)


Coles Group Ltd (ASX: COL)


Bluescope Steel Ltd (ASX: BSL)


Woolworths Group Ltd (ASX: WOW)


Summerset Group Holdings Ltd (ASX: SNZ)


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 after the market has closed during weekdays to see which stocks make the countdown.

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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. has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended APA Group and COLESGROUP DEF SET. 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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