Here are the top 10 ASX 200 shares today

It was back to reality for ASX shares today…

Top 10 blank list on chalkboard

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) fell back from yesterday's enthusiastic start to the trading day with a hefty loss today.

Investors appeared to get cold feet, sending the ASX 200 down by a significant 0.89% by the end of this Tuesday's session. That leaves the index at 7,061.6 points.

This back-to-reality Tuesday comes after a slightly less dour night over on Wall Street last night to kick off the American trading week.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average Index (DJX: .DJI) also had a down day but fell by just 0.11%.

It was decidedly worse for the Nasdaq Composite Index (NASDAQ: .IXIC) though. The Nasdaq sank by a decisive 0.84%.

But let's get back to the local markets now, and grit our teeth to check out which ASX sectors rose and fell this session.

Winners and losers

As you might expect, today's trading elicited far more losers than winners.

Leading the charge down was the gold sector. ASX gold shares had a shocker today, with the All Ordinaries Gold Index (ASX: XGD) tanking by 3.09%.

Following gold we had energy stocks. The S&P/ASX 200 Energy Index (ASX: XEJ) also had a horrid day, cratering by 2.05%.

Mining shares were another sore point. The S&P/ASX 200 Materials Index (ASX: XMJ) ended up shedding 1.81%.

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) weren't spared either. The S&P/ASX 200 A-REIT Index (ASX: XPJ) lost 1.36% of its value.

Moving on to consumer discretionary stocks, we saw the S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Discretionary Index (ASX: XDJ) fall 1.23%.

Industrials shares clocked in next, with the S&P/ASX 200 Industrials Index (ASX: XNJ) closing down 0.76%.

Tech stocks followed industrials, evidenced by the S&P/ASX 200 Information Technology Index (ASX: XIJ)'s drop of 0.7%.

Communications shares weren't giving any relief. The S&P/ASX 200 Communication Services Index (ASX: XTJ) shrank by 0.65% today.

The same can be said of financials stocks, with the S&P/ASX 200 Financials Index (ASX: XFJ) sliding 0.24%.

Our final loser was the consumer staples sector. The S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Staples Index (ASX: XSJ) slipped 0.07%.

Turning to the winners, the best space to hide out today was in utilities stocks. The S&P/ASX 200 Utilities Index (ASX: XUJ) was a bit of a safe harbour, rising by 0.55%.

The only other winning space was healthcare shares. The S&P/ASX 200 Healthcare Index (ASX: XHJ) eked out a 0.03% rise.

Top 10 ASX 200 shares countdown

Today's index winner was mining services stock Cornado Global Resources Inc (ASX: CRN).

Cornado shares banked a not-too-inspiring rise of 2.35% today to $1.74 a share. That was despite no fresh news out of the company.

Here's a look at the other winners from today's trading:

ASX-listed company Share price Price change
Coronado Global Resources Inc(ASX: CRN) $1.74 2.35%
Origin Energy Ltd (ASX: ORG) $8.03 2.16%
Nanosonics Ltd (ASX: NAN) $4.26 2.16%
Collins Foods Ltd (ASX: CKF) $11.34 1.89%
ResMed Inc (ASX: RMD) $24.73 1.81%
Data#3 Ltd (ASX: DTL) $7.99 1.78%
Cochlear Limited(ASX: COH) $277.80 1.68%
Sonic Healthcare Ltd (ASX: SHL) $29.37 1.59%
Insurance Australia Group Ltd (ASX: IAG) $5.92 1.54%
Pro Medicus Limited (ASX: PME) $89.25 1.21%

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 Cochlear, Nanosonics, Pro Medicus, and ResMed. The Motley Fool Australia has positions in and has recommended Nanosonics and ResMed. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Cochlear, Collins Foods, Pro Medicus, and Sonic Healthcare. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Scott Phillips.

More on Share Gainers

A man looking at his laptop and thinking.
Share Gainers

Should I buy Nvidia stock as an Australian investor?

Many Aussies are thinking of jumping on the bandwagon, but they need to think about these issues first.

Read more »

A woman sits in a cafe wearing a polka dotted shirt and holding a latte in one hand while reading something on a laptop that is sitting on the table in front of her
Share Gainers

Here are the top 10 ASX 200 shares today

It was a rough day for ASX 200 investors this Wednesday.

Read more »

A woman's hair is blown back and her face is in shock at this big news.
Share Gainers

Why APM, DroneShield, EOS, and NextDC shares are charging higher

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

Read more »

A happy businessman pointing up, inidicating a rise in share price
Materials Shares

Why are ASX lithium shares like Liontown having such a bumper session today?

Lithium shares are defying the broader market on Wednesday.

Read more »

Man with rocket wings which have flames coming out of them.
Share Gainers

This ASX All Ords stock just surged 88% in less than 3 days! Any guesses?

The ASX All Ords stock is drawing intense buying interest from investors this week.

Read more »

A little girl with red hair runs excitedly with a rocket strapped to her back, trying to launch.
Share Gainers

This small-cap ASX stock just rocketed 39%. What's doing?

A stock no one has heard of is lighting up trading screens on Wednesday. You might hear this name more…

Read more »

A man eases back onto his sofa, happy with the relaxed vibe from his furniture.
Share Gainers

If you'd put $30,000 in this ASX retail stock 11 months ago, you'd have $116,000 now

When battered stocks make a comeback, it happens very quickly. Here's a prime example.

Read more »

Ordinary Australians waiting at the bus stop using their phones to trade ASX 200 shares today
Share Gainers

Here are the top 10 ASX 200 shares today

The ASX 200 somehow managed to snatch a gain this Tuesday.

Read more »