The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) has delighted investors hoping for a reprieve from the share market today with a green session.
After falling every single trading day last week, the ASX 200 halted the selling train rolling this Monday with a day in the green, if a mild one. By market close, the index had gaiend a tentative 0.11%, leaving it at 7,076.5 points.
This rather morale-boosting start to the week follows a rough end to last week's trading over on the US markets.
Last Friday saw the Dow Jones Industrial Average Index (DJX: .DJI) bounce around but close up with a loss of 0.31%. The Nasdaq Composite Index (NASDAQ: .IXIC) did slightly better, but still retreated by 0.09%.
But let's bring it back to the local markets now, with a look at how the different ASX sectors fared this Monday.
Winners and losers
Considering the market's small rise, it comes as no surprise to see most ASX sectors perform well today. But first, let's discuss the worst places to be.
And none were worse than ASX mining shares. Miners led the losses today, with the S&P/ASX 200 Materials Index (ASX: XMJ) tanking by 0.73%.
Next up were gold stocks. The All Ordinaries Gold Index (ASX: XGD) dropped by a not-so-nice 0.6% by the end of trading.
Financials stocks were also on the nose. The S&P/ASX 200 Financials Index (ASX: XFJ) had a sad Monday session as well, slipping by 0.21%.
But, believe it or not, that's it for the losers.
The very best place to be in today's trading was in ASX tech shares. The S&P/ASX 200 Information Technology Index (ASX: XIJ) had a rollicking time of it today, lifting by an impressive 1.85%.
Close on tech's heels was the communications sector. The S&P/ASX 200 Communication Services Index (ASX: XTJ) also rose by a strong 1.2%.
Utilities were another bright spot, evidenced by the S&P/ASX 200 Utilities Index (ASX: XUJ)'s 1.15% rise.
Ditto with ASX consumer discretionary stocks. The S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Discretionary Index (ASX: XDJ) recorded a rise of 0.78%.
Real estate investment trusts (REITs) weren't missing out either. The S&P/ASX 200 A-REIT Index (ASX: XPJ) ended up gaining 0.73%.
Consumer staples shares didn't fare quite as well as their discretionary counterparts, but the S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Staples Index (ASX: XSJ) still managed a nice lift of 0.69%.
Energy shares and industrials stocks were two more positive sectors. The S&P/ASX 200 Energy Index (ASX: XEJ) rose by 0.51%, while the S&P/ASX 200 Industrials Index (ASX: XNJ) vaulted 0.28% higher.
Top 10 ASX 200 shares countdown
We saw some solid gains amongst our top ten shares this Monday. None more so than with the Paladin Energy Ltd (ASX: PDN) share price.
Paladin shares had an awesome day, shooting up 6.09% to $1.045 each. As my Fool colleague James covered today, uranium has just hit its highest pricing in more than a decade.
Here's a look at the rest of today's top shares:
|ASX-listed company||Share price||Price change|
|Paladin Energy Ltd (ASX: PDN)||$1.045||6.09%|
|TechnologyOne Ltd (ASX: TNE)||$15.87||4%|
|Whitehaven Coal Ltd (ASX: WHC)||$6.98||3.41%|
|Megaport Ltd (ASX: MP1)||$11.32||3.28%|
|Polynovo Ltd (ASX: PNV)||$1.26||3.28%|
|AGL Energy Limited (ASX: AGL)||$11.03||2.99%|
|Lifestyle Communities Ltd (ASX: LIC)||$16.90||2.92%|
|Kelsian Group Ltd (ASX: KLS)||$5.81||2.29%|
|Coronado Global Resources Inc (ASX: CRN)||$1.84||2.51%|
|Viva Energy Group Ltd (ASX: VEA)||$2.97||2.41%|
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.