Here are the top 10 ASX 200 shares today

Did you own the mining stock that outperformed the rest of the ASX 200 on Friday?

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The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) traded in the green on Friday, closing the week 0.32% higher at 7,122.5 points. That sees it 0.32% lower week-on-week.

Today's gains came on the back of a strong session on Wall Street overnight. The Dow Jones Industrial Average Index (DJX: .DJI) rose 0.5% in Thursday's session while the Nasdaq Composite Index (NASDAQ: .IXIC) climbed 1%.

Meanwhile, the S&P 500 Index (SP: .INX) posted a 0.6% gain, officially putting it in bull market territory.

Back home, the S&P/ASX 200 Information Technology Index (ASX: XIJ) recovered some of yesterday's losses, lifting 1.6%.

Meanwhile, mining stocks performed well, sending the S&P/ASX 200 Materials Index (ASX: XMJ) 1% higher.

But it wasn't all green across the bourse. The S&P/ASX 200 Energy Index (ASX: XEJ), for instance, ended the day 0.3% lower on the back of a dire night for oil prices.

So, with all that in mind, let's take a look at the ten ASX 200 shares that outperformed all others on Friday.

Top 10 ASX 200 shares countdown

Taking out the top spot on the index in today's session was mining share Nickel Industries Ltd (ASX: NIC).

It gained 13% on news of a placement wherein new shares in the company were offered for $1.10 apiece.

These shares made today's biggest gains:

ASX-listed companyShare pricePrice change
Nickel Industries Ltd (ASX: NIC)$0.9813.29%
Imugene Limited (ASX: IMU)$0.107.53%
West African Resources Ltd (ASX: WAF)$0.895.33%
Champion Iron Ltd (ASX: CIA)$6.314.47%
Sandfire Resources Ltd (ASX: SFR)$6.023.61%
Idp Education Ltd (ASX: IEL)$23.762.95%
Hub24 Ltd (ASX: HUB)$25.232.73%
Xero Limited (ASX: XRO)$109.082.7%
WiseTech Global Ltd (ASX: WTC)$75.882.62%
Carsales.Com Ltd (ASX: CAR)$23.602.61%

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 Hub24, Idp Education, WiseTech Global, and Xero. The Motley Fool Australia has positions in and has recommended WiseTech Global and Xero. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Carsales.com, Hub24, and Idp Education. 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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