Here are the top 10 ASX 200 shares today

Battle of the stocks: Did gold manage to outperform technology on Thursday?

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The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) spent a third consecutive day in the green on Thursday. The index closed 0.14% higher at 7,241.8 points.

Tech stocks led the way today, with the S&P/ASX 200 Information Technology Index (ASX: XIJ) gaining 1.2%. It followed a good session on Wall Street overnight.

The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index (NASDAQ: .IXIC) rose 1% on Wednesday while the Dow Jones Industrial Average Index (DJX: .DJI) lifted 0.3%, and the S&P 500 Index (SP: .INX) gained 0.6%.

Back home, the S&P/ASX 200 Materials Index (ASX: XMJ) also increased 0.9% on Thursday, led by gold stocks.

However, the S&P/ASX 200 Energy Index (ASX: XEJ) underperformed, falling 1.8% as coal shares tumbled.

All in all, seven of the ASX 200's 11 sectors ended today's session in the green. But which share outperformed all others to take out today's crown? Keep reading to find out.

Top 10 ASX 200 shares today

Thursday's best-performing ASX 200 share was gold miner St Barbara Ltd (ASX: SBM). It lifted 9% despite no price-sensitive news from the company.

Today's biggest gains were made by these shares:

ASX-listed companyShare pricePrice change
St Barbara Ltd (ASX: SBM)$0.669.09%
BrainChip Holdings Ltd (ASX: BRN)$0.7558.63%
Evolution Mining Ltd (ASX: EVN)$2.746.61%
Chalice Mining Ltd (ASX: CHN)$5.256.06%
Ramelius Resources Ltd (ASX: RMS)$0.8655.49%
Silver Lake Resources Limited (ASX: SLR)$1.254.6%
Sandfire Resources Ltd (ASX: SFR)$5.164.45%
Reliance Worldwide Corporation Ltd (ASX: RWC)$3.194.25%
Vicinity Centres (ASX: VCX)$2.034.1%
Link Administration Holdings Ltd (ASX: LNK)$3.594.06%

Our top 10 shares countdown is a recurring end-of-day summary to let you know which companies were making big moves on the day. Check in at Fool.com.au after the weekday market closes to see which stocks make the countdown.

Motley Fool contributor Brooke Cooper has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia's parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. has positions in and has recommended Link Administration Holdings Ltd and Reliance Worldwide Corporation Limited. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Reliance Worldwide Corporation Limited. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Scott Phillips.

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