Here are the top 10 ASX 200 shares today

It was another great day for ASX investors this Thursday.

A joyful woman in a wheelchair on a beach holds a bunch of colourful balloons and spreads her arms wide towards the sunset.

Image source: Getty Images

You’re reading a free article with opinions that may differ from The Motley Fool’s Premium Investing Services. Become a Motley Fool member today to get instant access to our top analyst recommendations, in-depth research, investing resources, and more. Learn More

The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) continued its November form this Thursday with another positive day of share market gains. By the closing bell, the ASX 200 had added another 0.28% to its value, closing the session back over 7,000 points at 7,014.9 points.

This encouraging day of trading follows a mixed bag over on the US markets in overnight trading.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average Index (DJX: .DJI) had a wild day, swinging from an early gain to a loss of 0.12%. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index (NASDAQ: .IXIC) managed a tentative win though, rising by 0.077%.

Back to the local markets now though, let's check out how the various ASX sectors fared amid this decent showing of the Australian stock market.

Winners and losers

Right out of the gate, the worst place to be this Thursday was in ASX tech stocks. The S&P/ASX 200 Information Technology Index (ASX: XIJ) had a day to forget, losing a nasty 4.83% of its value.

Continuing its recent losing streak was the gold sector today. The All Ordinaries Gold Index (ASX: XGD) had another shocker too, cratering by 1.66%.

Following gold stocks were energy shares. The S&P/ASX 200 Energy Index (ASX: XEJ) retreated by 0.91% this Thursday.

ASX consumer staples stocks were another sore point. The S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Staples Index (ASX: XSJ) ended up closing 0.21% lower.

But that's it for the losers. Turning to the winners, and the best place to be this session turned out to be in healthcare shares. The S&P/ASX 200 Healthcare Index (ASX: XHJ) had a strong day, shooting up by 0.98% by market close.

Communications stocks were also in hot demand. The S&P/ASX 200 Communication Services Index (ASX: XTJ) rocketed by 0.9%.

Utilities shares came in next, with the S&P/ASX 200 Utilities Index (ASX: XUJ) rising 0.56%.

Consumer discretionary shares ended up being another bright spot. The S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Discretionary Index (ASX: XDJ) gained 0.48% today.

Financials stocks had a strong showing too, demonstrated by the S&P/ASX 200 Financials Index (ASX: XFJ)'s rise of 0.47%.

Mining shares were another corner of the market making investors happy. The S&P/ASX 200 Materials Index (ASX: XMJ) ended up growing by 0.45%.

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) came in just behind that, with the S&P/ASX 200 A-REIT Index (ASX: XPJ) rising 0.29%.

Top 10 ASX 200 shares countdown

Coming out on top today was ASX contractor NRW Holdings Ltd (ASX: NWH). NRW shares saw a healthy 4.03% boost up to $2.58 each.

That's despite a lack of any recent developments out of the company.

Here's how the rest of this Thursday's winning shares landed the plane:

ASX-listed company Share price Price change
NRW Holdings Ltd (ASX: NWH) $2.58 4.03%
Fletcher Building Ltd (ASX: FBU) $4.28 3.13%
Virgin Money UK plc (ASX: VUK) $3.18 2.91%
South32 Ltd (ASX: S32) $3.20 2.89%
Orica Ltd (ASX: ORI) $15.48 2.79%
Block Inc (ASX: SQ2) $80.97 2.66%
Viva Energy Group Ltd (ASX: VEA) $2.96 2.42%
West African Resources Ltd (ASX: WAF) $0.845 2.42%
Orora Ltd (ASX: ORA) $2.54 2.42%
Graincorp Ltd (ASX: GNC) $7.42 2.49%

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.

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 Block. The Motley Fool Australia has positions in and has recommended Block. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Orora. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Scott Phillips.

More on Share Market News

Happy man working on his laptop.
Share Market News

5 things to watch on the ASX 200 on Wednesday

Here's what you should look out for on the local market today.

Read more »

IPO written in purple on blocks on top of each other in the air.
IPOs

ASX rare earths IPO stock crashes 42% on trading debut

This IPO has been a rough ride for investors...

Read more »

two computer geeks sit across from each other with their laptop computers touching as they look confused and confounded by what they are seeing on their screens.
Technology Shares

'Signs of rotation' from ASX tech shares to value stocks and cyclicals: expert

Tech shares shone brightly in FY24 but will this trend continue in FY25?

Read more »

A piggy bank on the cloud in the blue sky symbolising a record high share price.
52-Week Highs

4 popular ASX 200 shares smashing new highs today

The gains continue for these ASX 200 winners.

Read more »

Falling yellow arrow with descending wooden bars with the percentage sign written on them.
Share Market News

Here's when NAB says the RBA will cut interest rates

The big four bank has updated its forecast timing for the first interest rate cut.

Read more »

a woman holds her hands to her temples as she sits in front of a computer screen with a concerned look on her face.
Share Fallers

Why DroneShield, Ora Banda, Step One, and Woodside shares are tumbling today

These shares are having a poor session. Why are investors selling them?

Read more »

A man sees some good news on his phone and gives a little cheer.
Share Gainers

Why Arafura, Dropsuite, Spartan Resources, and Universal Store shares are pushing higher

These shares are having a strong session on Tuesday. But why?

Read more »

Man raising both his arms in the air with a piggy bank on his lap, symbolising a record high.
Consumer Staples & Discretionary Shares

Another day, another all-time high for Wesfarmers shares

The retail conglomerate continues to shine in 2024.

Read more »