Here are the top 10 ASX 200 shares today

It was a bad day for ASX shares, but it could have been worse.

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Well, this Friday went from a savage selloff to a mediocre down day for the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO).  After plunging soon after market open, the ASX 200 spent the rest of the day stabilising and inching higher.

By the end of trading, the index had closed at 7,313.9 points, a loss of 0.15%  for the day. That's despite the ASX 200 getting down to a low of 7,288.8 at one point this morning.

This shaky end to the week comes after an interesting night of trading up on Wall Street last night (our time).

The Dow Jones Industrial Average Index (DJX: .DJI) was up by a rosy 0.47%. But carnage in the US tech sector resulted in the Nasdaq Composite Index (NASDAQ: .IXIC) tanking a horrid 2.05%.

Let us now take stock of today's trading with a delve into how the different ASX sectors went this Friday.

Winners and losers

Since the ASX 200 overall had a fairly negative day today, it will come as no surprise to learn that most ASX sectors did too.

Today's worse place to be was indisputably ASX gold shares. The All Ordinaries Gold Index (ASX: XGD) was decimated during today's trading, dropping a dire 3.1%.

Following close behind gold were ASX tech shares. After the NASDAQ's shocking drop last night, tech was always going to struggle today, but the S&P/ASX 200 Information Technology Index (ASX: XIJ) ended up falling by 2.73%.

The big movers of the ASX 200 in financials and mining shares fared better than gold and tech. But investors still saw decent drops here, with the S&P/ASX 200 Financials Index (ASX: XFJ) and the S&P/ASX 200 Materials Index (ASX: XMJ) falling 0.46% and 0.45% respectively.

Consumer discretionary shares did better than most of the other losers, but we still saw the S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Discretionary Index (ASX: XDJ) lose 0.22% of its value.

Let's now have a gander at the corners of the ASX that had a good end to the trading week. These were led by ASX energy shares, with the S&P/ASX 200 Energy Index (ASX: XEJ) rocketing a pleasing 1.27%.

Energy shares were closely followed by consumer staples stocks, exemplified by the S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Staples Index (ASX: XSJ)'s strong 1.16% gain.

ASX industrials and healthcare shares were today's other major winners. The S&P/ASX 200 Industrials Index (ASX: XNJ) finished up 0.12% ahead, while the S&P/ASX 200 Healthcare Index (ASX: XJ) rose by 0.59%.

Top 10 ASX 200 shares countdown

The crown winner of today's market was ASX property share Ingenia Communities Group (ASX: INA). Ingenia shares bounced a pleasing 4.59% this Friday, closing at $4.10 each. That's despite no major news or announcements out of the share that might explain this rise.

Here are the other winning shares from today's session:

ASX-listed company Share price Price change
Ingenia Communities Group (ASX: INA) $4.10 4.59%
Coronado Global Resources Inc (ASX: CRN) $1.65 2.8%
Monadelphous Group Ltd (ASX: MND) $13.12 2.58%
Endeavour Group Ltd (ASX: EDV) $6.05 2.37%
Flight Centre Travel Group Ltd (ASX: FLT) $22.14 2.26%
New Hope Corporation Limited (ASX: NHC) $5.20 2.16%
Cleanaway Waste Management Ltd (ASX: CWY) $2.71 1.88%
Graincorp Ltd (ASX: GNC) $8.12 1.88%
Credit Corp Group Ltd (ASX: CCP) $23.54 1.86%
Whitehaven Coal Ltd (ASX: WHC) $7.01 1.59%

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