Here are the top 10 ASX 200 shares today

This Tuesday was a good one for the share market…

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It's been a far rosier session for the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) this Tuesday than what we saw yesterday. In contrast to Monday's rough start to the trading week, ASX investors seemed to be in a forgiving mood, with the ASX 200 recording a solid gain.

By the conclusion of today's trading, the index had risen by a wealthy 0.39% to back over 7,000 points, closing at 7,015.2.

Today's happy ASX performance follows a negative night of trading on Wall Street for the start of the American trading week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average Index (DJX: .DJI) kicked it off on a sour note, dropping by 0.16%.

It was a similar story with the Nasdaq Composite Index (NASDAQ: .IXIC), which slipped by 0.069%.

Let's now return to the ASX and happier times, checking how the different ASX sectors fared this Tuesday.

Winners and losers

Thankfully, we had far more winners than losers today.

However, starting with the losers, it was ASX energy shares that lost investors the most money this Tuesday. The S&P/ASX 200 Energy Index (ASX: XEJ) had a terrible time of it, tanking by 1.01%.

Next on the losers' list were tech stocks. The S&P/ASX 200 Information Technology Index (ASX: XIJ) wasn't as badly hit as energy shares though, falling by 0.42%.

Utilities shares also had a day to forget. In saying that, the S&P/ASX 200 Utilities Index (ASX: XUJ) dropped by a fairly mild 0.08%.

It was a similar story with industrials stocks, evidenced by the S&P/ASX 200 Industrials Index (ASX: XNJ) slipping 0.06%.

But that's it for the red sectors. Turning now to the green ones, gold stocks came out on top today. The All Ordinaries Gold Index (ASX: XGD) finished the day with a 2.03% surge under its belt.

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) also had a cracker. The S&P/ASX 200 A-REIT Index (ASX: XPJ) ended up powering ahead by 1.41%.

Both the consumer staples and discretionary sectors also made investors happy. The S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Staples Index (ASX: XSJ) vaulted 0.62% higher, while the S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Discretionary Index (ASX: XDJ) rose 0.6%.

Financials shares weren't left out either. The S&P/ASX 200 Financials Index (ASX: XFJ) had a healthy rise, adding 0.59% to its value.

The same could be said of healthcare stocks. The S&P/ASX 200 Healthcare Index (ASX: XHJ) managed to record a 0.5% lift.

Among the more mild risers were mining shares, with the S&P/ASX 200 Materials Index (ASX: XMJ) marching forward 0.34%.

Finally, communications stocks were our final winners, illustrated by the S&P/ASX 200 Communication Services Index (ASX: XTJ) inching 0.14% higher.

Top 10 ASX 200 shares countdown

KFC operator Collins Foods Ltd (ASX: CKF) was our best-performing stock on the index today by a mile. Collins shares ended the day up a whopping 9.01% at $11.01 each.

This comes after the fast food stock reported its latest half-year results this morning, which investors clearly took a shine to.

Here's a glance at the rest of today's winning shares:

ASX-listed company Share price Price change
Collins Foods Ltd (ASX: CKF) $11.01 9.01%
Healius Ltd (ASX: HLS) $1.415 6.39%
Regis Resources Ltd (ASX: RRL) $1.885 5.01%
Emerald Resoruces N.L. (ASX: EMR) $2.61 4.82%
NRW Holdings Ltd (ASX: NWH) $2.65 4.33%
Link Administration Holdings Ltd (ASX: LNK) $1.24 4.2%
Cromwell Property Group (ASX: CMW) $0.415 3.75%
West African Resources Ltd (ASX: WAF) $0.87 3.57%
Northern Star Resources Ltd (ASX: NST) $12.14 3.5%
Centuria Capital Group (ASX: CNI) $1.405 3.31%

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 Link Administration. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Collins Foods. 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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