It was another negative day, if only just, for the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) and ASX shares this Wednesday. After investors enjoyed a reprieve from the recent selling spree yesterday, the ASX 200 was back at it today, giving investors a loss of 0.038%. That dragged the index down to 6,854.3 points.
These losses come despite a fairly sunny night up on Wall Street last night (our time).
The Dow Jones Industrial Average Index (DJX: .DJI) had a strong session, rising 0.62%. Things were seen brighter for the Nasdaq Composite Index (NASDAQ: .IXIC), which banked an encouraging gain of 0.93%.
Let's get back to the ASX markets now, and analyse the performances of the different ASX sectors.
Winners and losers
It was a bit of a mixed bag on the ASX boards today.
Real estate investment trusts (REITs) were also a very poor-performing space. The S&P/ASX 200 A-REIT Index (ASX: XPJ) had a terrible time, tanking by 2%.
Consumer staples stocks weren't much better for investors. The S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Staples Index (ASX: XSJ) lost 1.43% by the end of the trading day.
The financials space fared a little better, with the S&P/ASX 200 Financials Index (ASX: XFJ) closing down 0.62%.
Healthcare shares did slightly worse though, represented by the S&P/ASX 200 Healthcare Index (ASX: XHJ)'s 0.67% drop.
Industrials shares were another sector on the nose, with the S&P/ASX 200 Industrials Index (ASX: XNJ) slipping 0.28%.
Then we had ASX energy shares. The S&P/ASX 200 Energy Index (ASX: XEJ) recorded a retreat of 0.23%.
That came just before tech shares. The S&P/ASX 200 Information Technology Index (ASX: XIJ) finished 0.14% lower.
Consumer discretionary shares were next, with the S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Discretionary Index (ASX: XDJ)'s fall of 0.04%.
But we had a couple of winning sectors today as well. These were led by mining stocks. The S&P/ASX 200 Materials Index (ASX: XMJ) had a cracking day, galloping 1.62% higher.
Communications shares were also in demand, illustrated by the S&P/ASX 200 Communication Services Index (ASX: XTJ)'s gain of 0.79%.
Top 10 ASX 200 shares countdown
Telix Pharmaceuticals Ltd (ASX: TLX) was the best share on the index this Wednesday. The Telix share price surged by 5.55% to $8.94, despite no fresh news out of the company today.
Here's a look at the remaining top stocks from this session:
|ASX-listed company||Share price||Price change|
|Telix Pharmaceuticals Ltd (ASX: TLX)||$8.94||5.55%|
|Kelsian Group Ltd (ASX: KLS)||$6.30||4.65%|
|Mineral Resources Limited (ASX: MIN)||$60.09||4.63%|
|Champion Iron Ltd (ASX: CIA)||$6.38||4.42%|
|Lynas Rare Earths Ltd (ASX: LYC)||$7.12||4.4%|
|Light & Wonder Inc (ASX: LNW)||$124.72||4.02%|
|Ampol Ltd (ASX: ALD)||$32.94||3.75%|
|Allkem Ltd (ASX: AKE)||$10.56||3.73%|
|Sayona Mining Ltd (ASX: SYA)||$0.085||3.66%|
|Flight Centre Travel Group Ltd (ASX: FLT)||$18.42||3.54%|
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.