The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO)'s so-far lucrative month of November continued this Friday. After banking gains on Wednesday and yesterday, the ASX 200 finished this Friday's session with another happy rise of 1.14%, bringing the index back up to 6,978.2 points.
Today's perfect sendoff to the ASX trading week follows an even more stonking night of trading over on Wall Street last night (our time).
The Dow Jones Industrial Average Index (DJX: .DJI) shot up by a whopping 1.7% for the Dow's Thursday session. The Nasdaq Composite Index (NASDAQ: .IXIC) did slightly better again, rising 1.78%.
But let's get back to the local markets and have a look at how the various ASX sectors finished the week.
Winners and losers
As one might expect, almost every ASX sector saw a rise today, with only one exception.
That exception was the energy sector. The S&P/ASX 200 Energy Index (ASX: XEJ) wasn't invited to today's party and saw a drop of 0.08%.
But every other sector had a great time this Friday.
The best place to be was in real estate investment trusts (REITs). The S&P/ASX 200 A-REIT Index (ASX: XPJ) ended the day up a pleasing 2.09%.
Almost as popular were industrials shares. The S&P/ASX 200 Industrials Index (ASX: XNJ) shot up 2.07%.
Following industrials, we had healthcare stocks. The S&P/ASX 200 Healthcare Index (ASX: XHJ) had a great run, pole-vaulting 1.95%.
Financials shares were next, with the S&P/ASX 200 Financials Index (ASX: XFJ) rising 1.36%.
Consumer discretionary shares were in hot demand as well. The S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Discretionary Index (ASX: XDJ) galloped 1.22% higher by market close.
Tech stocks were a little more subdued, but the S&P/ASX 200 Information Technology Index (ASX: XIJ) still climbed 0.99%.
Communications stocks were right behind that, with the S&P/ASX 200 Communication Services Index (ASX: XTJ) recording a 0.72% move up.
Mining shares were being bought up too. The S&P/ASX 200 Materials Index (ASX: XMJ) finished up a nice 0.69%.
Gold stocks' gains were on the lower side, but the All Ordinaries Gold Index (ASX: XGD) still closed 0.2% higher.
Finally, consumer staples shares were the most timid risers, with the S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Staples Index (ASX: XSJ) inching up 0.17%.
Top 10 ASX 200 shares countdown
Our best share to round out the week today was US-listed financial services platform Block Inc (ASX: SQ2).
The Afterpay owner rocketed an incredible 25.18% to $81.18 a share after releasing its latest quarterly report this morning.
Here's how the rest of this Friday's winners fared:
|ASX-listed company||Share price||Price change|
|Block Inc (ASX: SQ2)||$81.18||25.18%|
|Weebit Nano Ltd (ASX: WBT)||$3.90||12.07%|
|Sayona Mining Ltd (ASX: SYA)||$0.085||8.97%|
|Neuren Pharmaceuticals Ltd (ASX: NEU)||$12.25||8.5%|
|Core Lithium Ltd (ASX: CXO)||$0.385||8.45%|
|Sandfire Resources Ltd (ASX: SFR)||$6.35||6.01%|
|Cromwell Property Group (ASX: CMW)||$0.37||5.71%|
|Virgin Money UK plc (ASX: VUK)||$3.01||4.51%|
|Atlas Arteria (ASX: ALX)||$5.64||4.44%|
|Liontown Resources Ltd (ASX: LTR)||$1.655||4.42%|
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.