Here are the top 10 ASX 200 shares today

It was back to reality for ASX shares today…

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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 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.

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