It was an interesting start to the trading week for the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO). After initially opening in the red this morning, the ASX 200 spent the afternoon recovering and eventually finished well in the green, recording a gain of 0.5%.
That lifted the index to 7,191.3 points by close of trading.
This shaky but positive start to the trading week for ASX shares followed a mildly positive session on Wall Street in the United States last Friday night.
Far from dancing on tabletops, the Dow Jones Industrial Average Index (DJX: .DJI) rose by a decent, if subdued, 0.22%. The Nasdaq Composite Index (NASDAQ: .IXIC) was even more tentative, inching 0.09% higher.
But enough with last week, let's now check out how the different ASX sectors performed today on the local markets.
Winners and losers
Most ASX sectors managed a rise today, but it wasn't universal.
Leading the poor performers this Monday was the healthcare sector. The S&P/ASX 200 Healthcare Index (ASX: XHJ) fell by a chunky 0.67% this session.
Real estate investment trusts (REITs) didn't fare too much better, with the S&P/ASX 200 A-REIT Index (ASX: XPJ) losing 0.41%.
Tech shares were also on the nose with investors. The S&P/ASX 200 Information Technology Index (ASX: XIJ) ended up retreating by 0.41% as well.
Industrials didn't have a great time either. The S&P/ASX 200 Industrials Index (ASX: XNJ) ended up falling by 0.07%.
But that's pretty much it for the losers. Let's get onto the happier sectors of the ASX today. Leading the winners this Monday was the financials sector. The S&P/ASX 200 Financials Index (ASX: XFJ) had a veritable party today, shooting up 1.27%.
Consumer staples stocks got an invite to said party, with the S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Staples Index (ASX: XSJ) rising by a healthy 0.93%.
Miners weren't quite as popular, but the S&P/ASX 200 Materials Index (ASX: XMJ) still managed a 0.58% increase.
Energy shares were another bright spot, with the S&P/ASX 200 Energy Index (ASX: XEJ) lifting by 0.55%.
Utilities also had a good time today. The S&P/ASX 200 Utilities Index (ASX: XUJ) rose 0.32%.
Consumer discretionary shares were a little more muted, but the S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Discretionary Index (ASX: XDJ) still eked out a gain of 0.23%.
Finally, gold stocks also fared decently, if not spectacularly. The All Ordinaries Gold Index (ASX: XGD) inched 0.09% higher.
Top 10 ASX 200 shares countdown
We had some healthy rises all around this Monday.
Leading the charge was battery metals stock Syrah Resources Ltd (ASX: SYR).
Syrah shares rocketed 7.02% to 61 cents each by market close. This came after the company revealed a potential fresh cash injection thanks to developments over in the United States, which you can read about more here.
Here are the rest of today's top stocks:
|ASX-listed company||Share price||Price change|
|Syrah Resources Ltd (ASX: SYR)||$0.61||7.02%|
|Magellan Financial Group Ltd (ASX: MFG)||$9.49||4.4%|
|Link Administration Holdings Ltd (ASX: LNK)||$1.335||3.89%|
|Lynas Rare Earths Ltd (ASX: LYC)||$7.33||3.53%|
|Bank of Queensland Ltd (ASX: BOQ)||$5.82||3.01%|
|IRESS Ltd (ASX: IRE)||$6.48||2.69%|
|Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Ltd (ASX: BEN)||$9.21||2.45%|
|NIB Holdings Limited (ASX: NHF)||$7.79||2.37%|
|Carsales.com Ltd (ASX: CAR)||$29.47||2.29%|
|Netwealth Group Ltd (ASX: NWL)||$15.75||2.27%|
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.