Here are the top 10 ASX 200 shares today

It was a savage session on the markets today.

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After the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) broke its near-two week winning streak yesterday, the index today sadly doubled down on those losses. The ASX 200 finished deep in red territory this Thursday. By the end of trading, the index had fallen to 7,195.5 points, a nasty drop of 1.63%.

Let's dive into which ASX sectors were leading this savage selling pressure on the markets this session.

There wasn't one ASX sector that recorded a rise today, so there was plenty of pain to go around. The best-performing sector turned out to be utilities shares, with the S&P/ASX 200 Utilities Index (ASX: XUJ) slipping by 0.2%.

The next best performer was the S&P/ASX 200 Health Care Index (ASX: XHJ), with its loss of 0.83% – showing just how much investors were selling.

The worst space to be in this session was ASX tech shares. The S&P/ASX 200 Information Technology Index (ASX: XIJ) cratered by a rather awful 3.94% by market close.

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) also had a shocker, evidenced by the S&P/ASX 200 A-REIT Index (ASX: XPJ) crashing 2.4%.

Not even the traditional safe havens of the ASX provided refuge today. The gold sector was whacked, with the All Ordinaries Gold Index (ASX: XGD) tanking by 2.29%. The S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Staples Index (ASX: XSJ) was also down by 1.08%.

Top 10 ASX 200 shares countdown

Despite the market carnage, there were still at least ten ASX 200 shares that recorded gains this Thursday. The top performer for the day was ASX resources and infrastructure share NRW Holdings Ltd (ASX: NWH).

NRW shares managed a 2.6% rise to $2.37 a share, despite no major news or announcements released.

Here are this session's other top-performing ASX 200 shares:

ASX-listed company Share price Price change
NRW Holdings Ltd (ASX: NWH) $2.37 2.6%
Telix Pharmaceuticals Ltd (ASX: TLX) $12.50 1.79%
Bellevue Gold Ltd (ASX: BGL) $1.255 1.62%
Collins Foods Ltd (ASX: CKF) $8.24 1.48%
Liontown Resources Ltd(ASX: LTR) $2.95 1.37%
Brambles Limited (ASX: BXB) $14.18 0.85%
Elders Ltd (ASX: ELD) $6.40 0.79%
News Corporation (ASX: NWS) $28.57 0.63%
Auckland International Airport Ltd (ASX: AIA) $7.72 0.52%
Incitec Pivot Ltd (ASX: IPL) $2.73 0.37%

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 Sebastian Bowen 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 Collins Foods. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Collins Foods and Elders. 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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