Here are the top 10 ASX 200 shares today

Earnings reports helped boost the ASX 200 to another gain today.

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The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) enjoyed another strong day of gains this Thursday, continuing on from yesterday's market turnaround.

After a rough start to the trading week, the ASX 200 continued to bounce back today, with the index recording a 0.31% lift up to 7,639.2 points by market close.

This pleasing performance follows a strong night of trading over on Wall Street last night (our time).

The Dow Jones Industrial Average Index (DJX: .DJI) had a robust session, rising by 0.4%.

It was even better for the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index (NASDAQ: .IXIC), which swelled by a chunky 0.95%.

But let's now return to the local markets with a look at how the different ASX sectors performed this Thursday.

Winners and losers

Despite today's share market rises, we still saw a number of sectors lose value.

The worst-affected sector, once again, was energy shares today. The S&P/ASX 200 Energy Index (ASX: XEJ) had another awful day, tanking by 0.52%.

It wasn't much better for consumer staples stocks. The S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Staples Index (ASX: XSJ) saw 0.45% of its value shredded.

Communication shares were also on the nose, illustrated by the S&P/ASX 200 Communication Services Index (ASX: XTJ)'s 0.33% loss.

Gold stocks didn't prove to be a safe haven either, with the All Ordinaries Gold Index (ASX: XGD) losing 0.30%.

Nor were healthcare shares. The S&P/ASX 200 Healthcare Index (ASX: XHJ) ended up retreating by 0.11%.

Lucky last for the losers was the mining sector. The S&P/ASX 200 Materials Index (ASX: XMJ) slipped by just 0.01% today.

Turning now to the winners, it was tech shares leading the charge this session. The S&P/ASX 200 Information Technology Index (ASX: XIJ) had a veritable party, surging by 1.18%

Taking out the silver medal were utilities stocks. The S&P/ASX 200 Utilities Index (ASX: XUJ) got an invite to said party with its rise of 0.97%.

Financial shares didn't miss out either, with the S&P/ASX 200 Financials Index (ASX: XFJ) vaulting 0.88% higher.

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) had another strong day, with the S&P/ASX 200 A-REIT Index (ASX: XPJ) rising 0.74%.

Another bright spot was consumer discretionary stocks. The S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Discretionary Index (ASX: XDJ) shot up 0.43% this Thursday.

Our final winner turned out to be industrial shares, with the S&P/ASX 200 Industrials Index (ASX: XNJ) inching 0.04% higher.

Top 10 ASX 200 shares countdown

This session's winner was none other than AGL Energy Limited (ASX: AGL). AGL shares had a corker today, rocketing 10.28% up to $8.80 each. This follows the company's latest half-year earnings results, which seem to have given investors a huge confidence boost.

Here's how the rest of today's best-performing stocks stand:

ASX-listed company Share price Price change
AGL Energy Limited (ASX: AGL) $8.80 10.28%
Liontown Resources Ltd (ASX: LTR) $1.01 6.32%
News Corporation (ASX: NWS) $41.85 6.30%
Chalice Mining Ltd (ASX: CHN) $1.01 5.76%
Lovisa Holdings Ltd (ASX: LOV) $24.82 4.99%
Mirvac Group (ASX: MGR) $2.24 4.67%
Cochlear Limited (ASX: COH) $304.74 4.44%
Worley Ltd (ASX: WOR) $15.51 4.23%
Arcadium Lithium plc (ASX: LTM) $6.80 3.66%
NRW Holdings Ltd (ASX: NWH) $2.90 3.57%

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 and Lovisa. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Cochlear and Lovisa. 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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