Here are the top 10 ASX 200 shares today

This week is turning into a bloodbath for ASX shares.

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It's been yet another horror day for the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) this Thursday. After falling over Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday's sessions this week, investors have made it four for four.

By the end of trading, the ASX 200 sharply fell by another brutal 1.37% today, leaving the index at 7,065.2 points.

This depressing turn of events comes after a rough session over on the US markets last night (our time).

The Dow Jones Industrial Average Index (DJX: .DJI) ended up letting go of some early rises and dropped 0.22% by close of business. The Nasdaq Composite Index (NASDAQ: .IXIC) fared far worse though, and retreated by a nasty 1.53%.

Let's get back to the ASX now and grit our teeth for a look at how all of the ASX sectors performed this Thursday.

Winners and losers

It was truly a rough day for ASX shares today, with not one sector managing to squeak in a gain.

But more on that later.

Today's horrid falls were once again led by ASX energy shares. The S&P/ASX 200 Energy Index (ASX: XEJ) had a terrible time of it this Thursday, tanking by 1.96%.

That was closely followed by financials stocks. The S&P/ASX 200 Financials Index (ASX: XFJ) was also in the race to the bottom, cratering by 1.76%.

Healthcare stocks weren't doing much better, evidenced by the S&P/ASX 200 Healthcare Index (ASX: XHJ)'s 1.70% fall.

ASX mining stocks were also in on the pity party. The S&P/ASX 200 Materials Index (ASX: XMJ) ended up closing 1.25% lower.

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) couldn't escape the negativity either, with the S&P/ASX 200 A-REIT Index (ASX: XPJ) retreating 1.06%.

ASX gold shares also weren't giving any respite. The All Ordinaries Gold Index (ASX: XGD) fell by a notable 1.02%.

The same can be said of both consumer discretionary and staples shares. The S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Discretionary Index (ASX: XDJ) ended up finishing 0.92% lower, while the S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Staples Index (ASX: XSJ) closed down 0.79%.

ASX tech shares were actually the best place to be today. But even this sector couldn't quite manage a gain, with the S&P/ASX 200 Information Technology Index (ASX: XIJ) slipping 0.05%.

Top 10 ASX 200 shares countdown

It was a decidedly muted day even for the top shares of the market. The best-performing share this Thursday ended up being financial services share Link Administration Holdings Ltd (ASX: LNK)

Link shares rose by a decent 2.95% to $1.395 each. That was despite a complete lack of meaningful news or announcements from the company itself.

Here's how the rest of today's top ten shares went:

ASX-listed company Share price Price change
Link Administration Holdings Ltd (ASX: LNK) $1.395 2.95%
Data#3 Limited (ASX: DTL) $7.17 2.72%
Paladin Energy Ltd (ASX: PDN) $0.98 2.08%
Deterra Royalties Ltd (ASX: DRR) $4.92 2.07%
Alumina Limited (ASX: AWC) $1.01 1.51%
South32 Ltd (ASX: S32) $3.38 1.50%
Life360 Inc (ASX: 360) $8.74 1.39%
Megaport Ltd (ASX: MP1) $10.98 1.20%
NRW Holdings Ltd (ASX: NWH) $2.69 1.13%
Treasury Wine Estates Ltd (ASX: TWE) $11.74 1.12%

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 Life360, Link Administration, and Megaport. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Megaport and Treasury Wine Estates. 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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