The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) has clawed its way up from a -0.91% fall by lunchtime to a close of -0.08%.
Most sectors opened in red this morning, as new COVID-19 cases around Australia continued to pressure states into lockdown.
The S&P/ASX 200 Info Tech (INDEXASX: XIJ) index was the only sector in the green this morning, extending its gains to 0.66% by market close.
Pleasingly, sectors including healthcare, consumer staples, consumer discretionary and financials managed to finish Tuesday’s session in positive territory — but only barely.
With the market moving in a volatile fashion, let’s take a look at which ASX 200 shares managed to stand tall.
Top performing ASX 200 shares today
Metcash Limited (ASX: MTS) was the best performing ASX 200 share on Tuesday, up 5.69% to $3.90.
The wholesale distributor announced its full-year results on Monday. They highlighted a solid 9.9% increase in revenue to $14.3 billion and a $175 million off-market share buy-back.
The Lynas Rare Earths Ltd (ASX: LYC) share price was also pushing higher, up 3.47% to $5.67. Shares in the world’s second-largest rare earth producer have been chopping back and forth around the mid $5 level since the company’s quarterly results in April.
Aside from Metcash and Lynas, there was a strong tech theme among the top performing ASX 200 shares.
The ASX 200 tech index has staged a resurgence in June, after sliding about 26.4% between 10 February and 13 May.