Here are the top 10 ASX 200 shares today

There were only a few ASX 200 shares that were spared from today's heavy losses.

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The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) had a decidedly negative session over this Thursday's trading, building on the losses we saw yesterday.

By the end of the day, the ASX 200 finished up back below 7,200 points at 7,163.4 points, a hefty loss of 1.24%. Ouch.

The ASX certainly wasn't assisted by what we saw on Wall Street overnight.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average Index (DJX: .DJI) had a dreary session, losing 0.38%. The Nasdaq Composite Index (NASDAQ: .IXIC) fared a little better, but still retreated by 0.18%.

But back to the ASX, let's now take a look at which ASX sectors were making the biggest moves on the markets today.

Winners and losers

As one might expect from the magnitude of today's share market fall, this session had no real winners.

The best-performing sector turned out to be ASX tech shares, with the S&P/ASX 200 Information Technology Index (ASX: XIJ) inching up by 0.13%.

But it's all downhill from there.

The next-best sectors today were utilities and communication services. The S&P/ASX 200 Utilities Index (ASX: XUJ) fell by 0.27%, while the S&P/ASX 200 Communications Services Index (ASX: XTJ) dropped 0.32%.

Turning to our worst performers and it was consumer discretionary shares and mining shares that were locked in a race to the bottom.

The S&P/ASX 200 Materials Index (ASX: XMJ) cratered by a nasty 1.86%. But it was the S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Discretionary Index (ASX: XDJ) that took out the worst performer award, with a loss of 1.91%.

ASX financials shares were another poor performer, with the S&P/ASX 200 Financials Index (ASX: XFJ) tanking by 1.45%.

ASX energy shares didn't fare much better. The S&P/ASX 200 Energy Index (ASX: XEJ) backtracked by a depressing 1.16% today.

Not even consumer staples shares, often a safe haven for investors, were spared. The S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Staples Index (ASX: XSJ) plunged by 0.93% this session.

Top 10 ASX 200 shares countdown

Despite the nasty time ASX investors had this Thursday, there were still at least ten ASX 200 shares that recorded a rise.

Chief amongst these was today's best performer, Block Inc (ASX: SQ2). Block shares managed an impressive 3.72% rise, probably thanks to the company's US-listed equivalent having a strong showing on Wall Street last night.

Here are the other winners of this Thursday's session:

ASX-listed company Share price Price change
Block Inc (ASX: SQ2) $101.90 3.93%
Webjet Limited (ASX: WEB) $7.05 1.73%
WiseTech Global Ltd (ASX: WTC) $77.49 0.98%
Atlas Arteria (ASX: ALX) $6.31 0.96%
CSR Ltd (ASX: CSR) $5.38 0.94%
IRESS Ltd (ASX: IRE) $10.36 0.88%
Carsales.com Ltd (ASX: CAR) $24.06 0.80%
Monadelphous Group Ltd (ASX: MND) $11.76 0.77%
Graincorp Ltd (ASX: GNC) $7.88 0.77%
Computershare Ltd (ASX: CPU) $23.44 0.47%

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 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 Block and WiseTech Global. The Motley Fool Australia has positions in and has recommended Block and WiseTech Global. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Carsales.com. 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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