Here are the top 10 ASX 200 shares today

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The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) has ended the trading week on a high note, continuing the pattern of alternating gains and losses that we discussed yesterday.

After pulling back yesterday, the ASX 200 rose again today, adding 0.3% to its value to finish the week at 7,194.9 points.

This happy Friday follows an equally positive night of trading up on Wall Street overnight for the US' Thursday trading.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average Index (DJX: .DJI) had a bumpy day, but finished 0.17% higher by the closing bell.

It was far better for the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index (NASDAQ: .IXIC) though, which surged by 1.37%.

But let's get back to the local markets now with a look at how the different ASX sectors finished the trading week.

Winners and losers

It was mostly all smiles on the ASX today, but with some notable exceptions.

First among those was the gold sector. The All Ordinaries Gold Index (ASX: XGD) led today's losers with a slump of 0.83%.

ASX tech shares also had a rough time, with the S&P/ASX 200 Information Technology Index (ASX: XIJ) tanking by 0.56%.

Utilities stocks were another loser, evidenced by the S&P/ASX 200 Utilities Index (ASX: XUJ)'s fall of 0.15%.

Last and least, the consumer staples sector was also on the nose. The S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Staples Index (ASX: XSJ) went backwards by 0.04%.

Turning to the more numerous winners now, it was energy stocks that led the charge. The S&P/ASX 200 Energy Index (ASX: XEJ) ended the week well and truly on a high, soaring by 1.04%.

Miners were our next winner, although the S&P/ASX 200 Materials Index (ASX: XMJ) rose by a tamer 0.63%.

Then we had healthcare stocks. The S&P/ASX 200 Healthcare Index (ASX: XHJ) gained a decent 0.35%.

Industrials also had a good Friday, with the S&P/ASX 200 Industrials Index (ASX: XNJ) closing up 0.25%.

Consumer discretionary shares were just behind that, illustrated by the S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Discretionary Index (ASX: XDJ)'s lift of 0.21%.

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) were also invited to the party. The S&P/ASX 200 A-REIT Index (ASX: XPJ) gained 0.19%.

Financials shares slotted in after that. The S&P/ASX 200 Financials Index (ASX: XFJ) inched 0.11% higher.

Communications stocks were our final bright spot. The S&P/ASX 200 Communication Services Index (ASX: XTJ) eked out an increase of 0.04%.

Top 10 ASX 200 shares countdown

Today's winner was lithium stock Sayona Mining Ltd (ASX: SYA) Sayona shares rocketed by a happy 12.96% up to 6.1 cents each.

There was no news out of the company itself, but most of Sayona's lithium peers soared today amid optimism that the sector's recent pain might be coming to an end.

Here's how the rest of today's winners stacked up:

ASX-listed company Share price Price change
Sayona Mining Ltd (ASX: SYA) $0.061 12.96%
Santos Ltd (ASX: STO) $7.25 6.15%
Allkem Ltd (ASX: AKE) $9.16 4.33%
Liontown Resources Ltd (ASX: LTR) $1.38 4.15%
Core Lithium Ltd (ASX: CXO) $0.265 3.92%
Pilbara Minerals Ltd (ASX: PLS) $3.71 3.63%
Pinnacle Investment Management Group Ltd (ASX: PNI) $9.78 3.16%
Life360 Inc (ASX: 360) $7.07 3.06%
Mineral Resources Limited (ASX: MIN) $62.49 2.90%
AGL Energy Limited (ASX: AGL)
$9.68 2.76%

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 Life360 and Pinnacle Investment Management Group. The Motley Fool Australia has positions in and has recommended Pinnacle Investment Management Group. 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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