It's been a happy end to the trading week indeed for the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) and ASX shares this Friday.
After having a fairly bumpy week, the ASX 200 went out in style today, recording a healthy rise of 1.29%, putting the index up to 7,279 points.
Today's pleasing performance follows an exceptionally strong night of trading over on the US markets last night.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average Index (DJX: .DJI) experienced a cracking session, rising by a robust 0.96%. The Nasdaq Composite Index (NASDAQ: .IXIC) fared almost as well, shooting up by 0.81%.
But time now to check out how the local markets ended the week with a deep dive into the different ASX sectors.
Winners and losers
The good mood on the markets was palpable this Friday, with every single sector recording a rise.
Leading the charge upwards were ASX mining stocks. The S&P/ASX 200 Materials Index (ASX: XMJ) had a rollicking time, exploding 2.54% higher.
Not quite as enthusiastic, but still pleasing was the tech space. The S&P/ASX 200 Information Technology Index (ASX: XIJ) romped home with its gain of 1.93%.
Matching that exuberance was ASX energy shares. The S&P/ASX 200 Energy Index (ASX: XEJ) shot up 1.68%.
Then we have gold stocks. The All Ordinaries Gold Index (ASX: XGD) was also in form, rising by a robust 1.18%.
Consumer discretionary shares were also invited to the party, evident by the S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Discretionary Index (ASX: XDJ)'s 1.09% climb.
Financials shares are our first sector to record a rise of under 1%. But no one will be complaining about the S&P/ASX 200 Financials Index (ASX: XFJ)'s lift of 0.97%.
The same could be said of ASX consumer staples stocks, with the S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Staples Index (ASX: XSJ) vaulting 0.84% higher.
Even the worst performers this Friday gave us some not-unpleasing rises. The S&P/ASX 200 Utilities Index (ASX: XUJ) crept up by 0.28%, while the next-worst-performing space – real estate investment trusts (REITs) – also eked out a gain. The S&P/ASX 200 A-REIT Index (ASX: XPJ) inched 0.33% higher by market close.
Top 10 ASX 200 shares countdown
We had some stunning gains among the top ten shares this Friday to mark the end of the week.
None more so than Syrah Resources Ltd (ASX: SYR). Syrah shares rocketed 8.18% to 59.5 cents apiece despite no fresh news from the company. Perhaps investors are giving Syrah a fitting sendoff before this share is kicked out of the ASX 200 on Monday.
Here's a look at the rest of today's ASX stars:
|ASX-listed company||Share price||Price change|
|Syrah Resources Ltd (ASX: SYR)||$0.595||8.18%|
|Chalice Mining Ltd (ASX: CHN)||$2.95||6.12%|
|Washington H. Soul Pattinson and Co Ltd (ASX: SOL)||$35.82||6.64%|
|Life360 Inc (ASX: 360)||$9.25||6.69%|
|Telix Pharmaceuticals Ltd (ASX: TLX)||$11.62||5.25%|
|Bellevue Gold Ltd (ASX: BGL)||$1.51||4.86%|
|Champion Iron Ltd (ASX: CIA)||$6.64||5.90%|
|Polynovo Ltd (ASX: PNV)||$1.385||5.32%|
|Core Lithium Ltd (ASX: CXO)||$0.40||5.26%|
|Sayona Mining Ltd (ASX: SYA)||$0.11||4.76%|
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.