Here are the top 10 ASX 200 shares today

ASX investors were in a very bad mood indeed today.

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It turned out to be a pretty horrid day for ASX shares and the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) on Tuesday. Following yesterday's mild loss, sellers stepped up their pessimism today, with the ASX 200 suffering a significant sell-off.

The index closed up shop deep in red territory, posting a chunky loss of 1.09% down to 7,414.8 points.

This disappointing session comes after an uninspiring start to the American trading week over on Wall Street last night.

In Monday trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average Index (DJX: .DJI) opened the week with a not insignificant 0.31% retreat.

The Nasdaq Composite Index (NASDAQ: .IXIC) fared better though, inching 0.017% higher.

But back to the ASX now. Let's take stock of how the different ASX sectors came out of the wash from today's trading.

Winners and losers

It was a day of red ink all around, with every single sector losing ground this Tuesday.

Leading the charge off the cliff was utilities shares. The S&P/ASX 200 Utilities Index (ASX: XUJ) had a shocker, tanking by a nasty 1.76% by the end of trading.

Next up were energy shares.  The S&P/ASX 200 Energy Index (ASX: XEJ) was also in trouble, and cratered by 1.53%.

It wasn't much better for mining stocks. The S&P/ASX 200 Materials Index (ASX: XMJ) took a 1.52% hit during today's trading.

Healthcare shares had a rough trot as well, evidenced by the S&P/ASX 200 Healthcare Index (ASX: XHJ)'s loss of 1.47%.

Consumer staples stocks weren't riding to the rescue. The S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Staples Index (ASX: XSJ) retreated by 1.36%.

Gold shares didn't prove to be a safe harbour either. The All Ordinaries Gold Index (ASX: XGD) saw its value decline by 1.13%.

Industrial stocks were just behind that, as we can see from the S&P/ASX 200 Industrials Index (ASX: XNJ)'s fall of 1.11%.

Consumer discretionary shares joined in the pity party as well. The S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Discretionary Index (ASX: XDJ) closed down 0.85%.

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) didn't give any respite, with the S&P/ASX 200 A-REIT Index (ASX: XPJ) shrinking by 0.7%.

Nor did financial stocks. The S&P/ASX 200 Financials Index (ASX: XFJ) shed 0.68% over today's trading.

Tech stocks were hot on financials' heels, with the S&P/ASX 200 Information Technology Index (ASX: XIJ) sliding 0.63%.

Finally, communication shares were another sore spot. But the S&P/ASX 200 Communication Services Index (ASX: XTJ)'s drop of 0.54% was better than any other.

Top 10 ASX 200 shares countdown

Our best share today (out of some uninspiring candidates) was tech stock Weebit Nano Ltd (ASX: WBT).

Weebit shares had a rosy day, spiking 2.87% up to $3.59 each, despite no fresh news or announcements out of the company.

Here's how the rest of today's winning shares closed:

ASX-listed company Share price Price change
Weebit Nano Ltd (ASX: WBT) $3.59 2.87%
Orora Ltd (ASX: ORA) $2.69 2.28%
Charter Hall Group (ASX: CHC) $11.85 2.16%
Star Entertainment Group Ltd (ASX: SGR) $0.51 2.00%
IPH Ltd (ASX: IPH) $6.60 1.85%
Data#3 Ltd (ASX: DTL) $8.41 1.45%
Pilbara Minerals Ltd (ASX: PLS) $3.60 1.12%
Telix Pharmaceuticals Ltd (ASX: TLX) $10.80 0.75%
Brambles Limited (ASX: BXB) $13.81 0.58%
Qantas Airways Limited (ASX: QAN) $5.19 0.39%

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 Telix Pharmaceuticals. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended IPH, Orora, and Telix Pharmaceuticals. 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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