Here are the top 10 ASX 200 shares today

Guess which ASX 200 travel stock bested the rest on Wednesday.

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The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) shot to a nine-month high of 7,537.7 points today. However, by the time the market closed it was sitting at 7,501.7 points – marking a 0.33% gain.

And leading the way was the S&P/ASX 200 Real Estate Index (ASX: XRE). It rose 1.4% today.

Meanwhile, the S&P/ASX 200 Materials Index (ASX: XMJ) lifted 0.7% as the iron ore price hit a seven-month high of US$123.37 a tonne.

The S&P/ASX 200 Health Care Index (ASX: XHJ) also gained, jumping 0.6%.

But the S&P/ASX 200 Energy Index (ASX: XEJ) didn't get in on the upwards swing. It slipped 1.2% despite a mixed night for oil prices. Brent crude oil fell 0.5% overnight to US$84.49 a barrel while US Nymex crude oil rose 1.2% to US$78.87 a barrel.

So, with all that in mind, take a stab at which ASX 200 share might have outperformed all others on Wednesday.

Top 10 ASX 200 shares today

If you guessed Flight Centre Travel Group Ltd (ASX: FLT), congratulations!

Shares in the travel agent took off today, lifting 8.1% to close at $17.11 after completing a $180 million placement, the proceeds of which will go towards buying luxury travel brand Scott Dunn.

These shares made today's biggest gains:

ASX-listed companyShare pricePrice change
Flight Centre Travel Group Ltd (ASX: FLT)$17.118.09%
James Hardie Industries plc (ASX: JHX) $32.804.29%
Imugene Limited (ASX: IMU)$0.143.7%
Sandfire Resources Ltd (ASX: SFR)$6.483.68%
Alumina Limited (ASX: AWC)$1.623.51%
Lottery Corporation Ltd (ASX: TLC)$4.863.4%
Lynas Rare Earths Ltd (ASX: LYC)$9.703.3%
Champion Iron Ltd (ASX: CIA)$7.383.22%
Nickel Industries Ltd (ASX: NIC)$1.133.2%
Stockland Corporation Ltd (ASX: SGP)$4.042.8%

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 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 no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Flight Centre Travel Group. 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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