Here are the top 10 ASX 200 shares today

The markets went backwards today, but we still had some gains amongst our top shares.

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It ended up being a pretty lousy Tuesday for the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) on the markets today. After yesterday's positive start to the trading week, the ASX 200 took a backwards step during today's session. By market close, the index had clocked a fall of 0.06%, pulling the index down to 7,314.3 points.

Today's falls come after a comparatively optimistic night of trading over on Wall Street last night.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average Index (DJX: .DJI) had a shaky but still positive green session, nervously rising 0.33% by the close of trading. The Nasdaq Composite Index (NASDAQ: .IXIC) didn't fare as well though and closed down 0.02% by the closing bell.

But let's now get back to the ASX, with a look at how the various ASX sectors went this Tuesday.

Winners and losers

Given today's falls, it won't come as much of a surprise to see most ASX sectors in the red today.

Leading the others off the proverbial cliff today was the gold sector. The All Ordinaries Gold Index (ASX: XGD) had a shocker, dropping 2.01%.

Utilities shares were also in the firing line. The S&P/ASX 200 Utilities Index (ASX: XUJ) tanked by 1.18% today.

Not quite matching that pessimism were energy stocks. The S&P/ASX 200 Energy Index (ASX: XEJ) retreated by a still-notable 0.6%.

Then we have real estate investment trusts (REITs). The S&P/ASX 200 A-REIT Index (ASX: XPJ) was in on the pity party as well, with its 0.54% slip.

Miners and financials shares didn't provide any respite either. The S&P/ASX 200 Financials Index (ASX: XFJ) went backwards by 0.18%, while the S&P/ASX 200 Materials Index (ASX: XMJ) dropped 0.28% lower.

Let's now look at the handful of green sectors on the ASX today.

The best place to be this Tuesday was in healthcare shares. The S&P/ASX 200 Healthcare Index (ASX: XHJ) had a pretty happy day, rising by 0.77%.

Then we have industrials shares. The S&P/ASX 200 Industrials Index (ASX: XNJ) had a decent time of it today, gaining 0.46%.

Consumer staples stocks were another bright spot, illustrated by the S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Staples Index (ASX: XSJ)'s 0.43% bump.

Consumer discretionary shares were also in favour, with the S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Discretionary Index (ASX: XDJ) recording a 0.32% rise.

Finally, ASX tech stocks eked out a slight gain. The S&P/ASX 200 Information Technology Index (ASX: XIJ) ended up inching 0.08% higher.

Top 10 ASX 200 shares countdown

As you'll see below, it was a fairly lacklustre day, even for the best performers on the market. Healthcare stock Imugene Ltd (ASX: IMU) ended up being the best-performing share of the day.

Imugene shares gained a healthy 3.08% today to 6.7 cents each, despite no news or announcements from the company today.

Here are this Tuesday's other winners:

ASX-listed company Share price Price change
Imugene Limited (ASX: IMU) $0.067 3.08%
Graincorp Ltd (ASX: GNC) $7.45 3.04%
IGO Ltd (ASX: IGO) $14.61 2.38%
IRESS Ltd (ASX: IRE) $6.45 1.74%
BrainChip Holdings Ltd (ASX: BRN) $0.32 1.59%
Kelsian Group Ltd (ASX: KLS) $6.30 1.45%
Auckland International Airport Limited (ASX: AIA) $7.46 1.36%
Computershare Ltd (ASX: CPU) $25.46 1.27%
Lynas Rare Earths Ltd (ASX: LYC) $7.36 1.24%
Aristocrat Leisure Limited (ASX: ALL) $41.85 1.11%

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 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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