Here are the top 10 ASX 200 shares today

The ASX 200 had a top start to the trading week today.

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It's been a fantastic start to the trading week for the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) this Monday. The ASX 200 ended up closing at 7,159.8 points this session, which represents a healthy gain of 0.63%.

This sunny start to the week for ASX investors comes after a pleasing end to the trading week over in the United States last Friday.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average Index (DJX: .DJI) experienced a pleasing rise of 0.72% last Friday night.  The Nasdaq Composite Index (NASDAQ: .IXIC) fared even better, rising by 0.94%.

Let's now return to the local markets, and see how these market gains percolated down to the different ASX sectors.

Winners and losers

Although today's session was a happy one, we still had a couple of sectors that recorded a backward step.

First amongst those were ASX tech stocks. The S&P/ASX 200 Information Technology Index (ASX: XIJ) had a Garfield-style start to the trading week, flailing by a chunky 0.8%.

Improving on that metric but still seeing a loss was the communications sector. The S&P/ASX 200 Communication Services Index (ASX: XTJ) ended up slipping by 0.16%.

But that sums up all of the losers today. So let's now check out the winners.

Chief amongst those was the healthcare space. The S&P/ASX 200 Healthcare Index (ASX: XHJ) had a grand old time today, rising by 1.45%.

Just behind healthcare were consumer discretionary shares. The S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Discretionary Index (ASX: XDJ) closed 1.36% higher today.

Gold stocks were also shining brightly, with the All Ordinaries Gold Index (ASX: XGD) shooting up 1.01%.

Financials provided some robust ballast to the markets as well, with the S&P/ASX 200 Financials Index (ASX: XFJ) moving 0.78% higher.

Snapping at that sector's heels were utilities shares, evidenced by the S&P/ASX 200 Utilities Index (ASX: XUJ)'s rise of 0.69%.

Energy shares were also in demand, illustrated by the S&P/ASX 200 Energy Index (ASX: XEJ)'s 0.65% gain.

Consumer staples shares and industrials weren't left out either. The S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Staples Index (ASX: XSJ) inched 0.58% higher, while the S&P/ASX 200 Industrials Index (ASX: XNJ) lifted 0.62%.

ASX mining shares were a little more muted, but the S&P/ASX 200 Materials Index (ASX: XMJ) still managed to sneak in a rise of 0.22%.

Top 10 ASX 200 shares countdown

We saw some solid, if not spectacular, rises amongst today's top shares.

At the top of the pile was gaming share Tabcorp Holdings Ltd (ASX: TAH).

Tabcorp shares rose by a happy 4.95% to $1.06 each, despite no fresh news out of the company.

Here are the other shares making waves today:

ASX-listed company Share price Price change
Tabcorp Holdings Ltd (ASX: TAH) $1.06 4.95%
Ventia Services Group Ltd (ASX: VNT) $2.78 4.51%
Silver Lake Resources Ltd (ASX: SLR) $0.91 4%
Karoon Energy Ltd (ASX: KAR) $2.34 3.54%
Lifestyle Communities Ltd (ASX: LIC) $16.81 3.38%
Magellan Financial Group Ltd (ASX: MFG) $9.41 3.18%
Evolution Minings Ltd (ASX: EVN) $3.58 3.17%
Ampol Ltd (ASX: ALD) $34.72 3%
Northern Star Resources Ltd (ASX: NST) $11.47 2.69%
EVT Ltd (ASX: EVT) $12.35 2.66%

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 no position in any of the stocks mentioned. 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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