Here are the top 10 ASX 200 shares today

It was a sobering start to the week's trading for ASX 200 shares today.

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The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) kicked off the week's trading today on a rather sour note. The ASX 200 closed 0.39% lower today, finishing the session at 7,614.9 points.

That puts February's losses for the index at 0.9% so far, despite the fresh new all-time highs we saw earlier his month.

This disappointing start to the trading week follows an interesting end to the Americans' week last Friday night.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average Index (DJX: .DJI) finished its week on a bad note, closing 0.14% lower.

However, it was a very different story for the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index (NASDAQ: .IXIC), which rocketed by a happy 1.25%.

But back to the ASX now, with a glance at how the different ASX sectors fared this Monday.

Despite the overall loss from the broader market, we still had quite a few winners today.

Winners and losers

But starting with the losers, healthcare stocks were the worst place to be in this session. The S&P/ASX 200 Healthcare Index (ASX: XHJ) had a horrid day, tanking by 3.19%. you can probably blame the woes of CSL Ltd (ASX: CSL) for that.

Energy shares didn't fare well either. The S&P/ASX 200 Energy Index (ASX: XEJ) also had a day to forget, cratering by 1.03%.

Gold stocks were also on the nose. The All Ordinaries Gold Index (ASX: XGD) had a clanger, dropping 0.94%.

The same can be said of broader mining shares, as you can see from the S&P/ASX 200 Materials Index (ASX: XMJ)'s loss of 0.57%.

ASX consumer staples stocks had a rough time as well, with the S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Staples Index (ASX: XSJ) shedding 0.18% of its value.

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) were our final red sector. The S&P/ASX 200 A-REIT Index (ASX: XPJ) ended up retreating by 0.1%.

Turning now to the winners, and it was tech stocks that came out on top today. The S&P/ASX 200 Information Technology Index (ASX: XIJ) was in fine form, surging by 1.02%.

Consumer discretionary shares were hot on tech's heels, with the S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Discretionary Index (ASX: XDJ) shooting up by 0.58%.

Utilities stocks got an invite to the party as well, with the S&P/ASX 200 Utilities Index (ASX: XUJ) rising 0.47%.

Industrial shares were there as well. The S&P/ASX 200 Industrials Index (ASX: XNJ) enjoyed a 0.25% gain this Monday.

Communications stocks weren't left out either. The S&P/ASX 200 Communication Services Index (ASX: XTJ) let no one down with a bump of 0.19%.

Financial shares brought it home too, illustrated by the S&P/ASX 200 Financials Index (ASX: XFJ)'s lift of 0.11%.

Top 10 ASX 200 shares countdown

Coming out on top of the index this Monday was electronics retailer JB Hi-Fi Ltd (ASX: JBH). JB shares surged 7.13% up to $60.58 each after the company revealed what was evidently a well-received earnings report this morning.

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

ASX-listed company Share price Price change
JB Hi-Fi Ltd (ASX: JBH) $60.58 7.13%
Lovisa Holdings Ltd (ASX: LOV) $25.53 4.76%
Pro Medicus Limited (ASX: PME) $111.35 4.29%
Beach Energy Ltd (ASX: BPT) $1.71 3.32%
Aurizon Holdings Ltd (ASX: AZJ) $3.88 3.19%
Super Retail Group Ltd (ASX: SUL) $16.45 3.13%
TechnologyOne Ltd (ASX: TNE) $16.34 3.03%
Bapcor Ltd (ASX: BAP) $5.84 2.28%
Eagers Automotive Ltd (ASX: APE) $14.54 2.18%
Harvey Norman Holdings Limited (ASX: HVN) $4.75 2.15%

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 positions in CSL. The Motley Fool Australia's parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. has positions in and has recommended CSL, Lovisa, Pro Medicus, and Technology One. The Motley Fool Australia has positions in and has recommended Harvey Norman and Super Retail Group. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Aurizon, Bapcor, CSL, Eagers Automotive Ltd, Jb Hi-Fi, Lovisa, Pro Medicus, and Technology One. 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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