Here are the top 10 ASX shares today

Here are your top 10 biggest gainers in the ASX 200 on Wednesday.
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Today, the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) pulled itself out of a midday rut to finish higher. At the end of the session, the benchmark index is 0.13% higher at 7,364.8 points.

Investors tended to shift towards the more risk-on shares today, with tech and healthcare companies getting a boost. Simultaneously, energy shares received an energetic jolt during today’s session following an increase in oil prices overnight. In contrast, real estate and mining shares failed to share in the same enthusiasm as the sectors suffered downward pressure.

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, Link Administration Holdings Ltd (ASX: LNK) was the biggest gainer today. Shares in the administration services company soared 15.03% after confirming it has entered into a deal with Dye & Durham to be acquired for $5.50 per share. Find out more about Link Administration Holdings here.

The next biggest gaining ASX share today was Pilbara Minerals Ltd (ASX: PLS). The lithium producer surged 8.77% after Macquarie Group Ltd (ASX: MQG) named the company its top pick in the ASX lithium space. Uncover the latest Pilbara Minerals details here.

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

ASX-listed company
Share price
Price change

Link Administration Holdings Ltd (ASX: LNK)


Pilbara Minerals Ltd (ASX: PLS)


Pexa Group Ltd (ASX: PXA)


Afterpay Ltd (ASX: APT)


Ebos Group Ltd (ASX: EBO)


Liontown Resources Ltd (ASX: LTR)


Uniti Group Ltd (ASX: UWL)


IDP Education Ltd (ASX: IEL)


Lynas Rare Earths Ltd (ASX: LYC)


Mineral Resources Ltd (ASX: MIN)


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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