Here are the top 10 ASX 200 shares today

ASX investors enjoyed yet another day of strong gains on the markets today.

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It's been another great day for ASX 200 investors and the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) this Thursday. The ASX 200 is now onto a three-day winning streak after gaining a solid 0.73% today, which lifts the index to 7,455.9 points – the highest it's been since early February.

These pleasing gains come after a mixed-bag session up on Wall Street overnight (our time).

The Dow Jones Industrial Average Index (DJX: .DJI) rose by a decent 0.23%. However, the Nasdaq Composite Index (NASDAQ: .IXIC) didn't share the Dow's optimism and shrank by 0.12%.

But time now to take a deeper dig into the local share market with a look at which ASX sectors were powering today's gains.

Winners and losers

As one might expect, with a gain of the size the ASX 200 has enjoyed today, there were far more winners than losers.

But let's start with the latter. The sector that disappointed investors the most this Thursday was the mining space. The S&P/ASX 200 Materials Index (ASX: XMJ) finished up a chunky 1.04% lower today, which would have made a bit of a dent in the market's overall performance.

ASX energy shares were also a point of pessimism, evident by the S&P/ASX 200 Energy Index (ASX: XEJ)'s 0.53% loss.

But really, these were the only sectors that had money flowing out of them this session.

Leading the charge higher today were real estate investment trusts (REITs). The S&P/SX 200 A-REIT Index (ASX: XPJ) had a cracker of a day, rising by a massive 3.35%.

ASX tech and consumer discretionary shares were also happy places to be. The S&P/ASX 200 Information Technology Index (ASX: XIJ) and S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Discretionary Index (ASX: XDJ) rose by 2.19% and 2.08%, respectively.

Although not quite hitting that 2% mark, communications shares and healthcare shares were also in favour. The S&P/ASX 200 Communications Services Index (ASX: XTJ) was up by 1.76%, while the S&P/ASX 200 Healthcare Index (ASX: XHJ) enjoyed a 1.93% lift.

Financial shares also had a decent showing, with the S&P/ASX 200 Financials Index (ASX: XFJ) shooting up 0.78%.

Top 10 ASX 200 shares countdown

The top of the ASX 200 pile today was dominated by tech share Megaport Ltd (ASX: MP1). Megaport stock ended up having a cracker, rising a pleasing 14.44% to $10.62 a share.

This came after the company released a very well-received quarterly report.

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

ASX-listed company Share price Price change
Megaport Ltd (ASX: MP1) $10.62 14.44%
Insignia Financial Group Ltd (ASX: IFL) $2.93 6.93%
Ingenia Communities Group (ASX: INA) $4.21 6.85%
Charter Hall Group (ASX: CHC) $11.58 5.37%
Corporate Travel Management Ltd (ASX: CTD) $20.93 5.07%
PEXA Group Ltd (ASX: PXA) $13.22 4.75%
Breville Group Ltd (ASX: BRG)
$22.47 4.61%
Premier Investments Limited (ASX: PMV) $22.11 4.59%
Scentre Group (ASX: SCG) $2.86 4.38%
Webjet Limited (ASX: WEB) $7.87 4.24%

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 Corporate Travel Management, Megaport, and PEXA Group. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Corporate Travel Management, Megaport, and Premier Investments. 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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