Here are the top 10 ASX 200 shares today

The ASX had a very pleasant end to the trading week this Friday.

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It's been a pleasant end to the trading week for the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) this Friday.

By the time the stock market shut up shop, the ASX 200 had gained a rosy 0.43%, leaving the index at 7,643.6 points as we go into the weekend.

This happy Friday for the Australian markets comes after a veritable party over on the American markets last night (our time).

The Dow Jones Industrial Average Index (DJX: .DJI) had a great time, shooting 1.18% higher.

The Nasdaq Composite Index (NASDAQ: .IXIC) was really on fire though, surging by a massive 2.96%.

But let's get back to the Australian markets now, with a dive into how the different ASX sectors finished up this week.

Winners and losers

The worst place to have money invested in today was in gold shares. The All Ordinaries Gold Index (ASX: XGD) had a shocker, tanking by 3.51%.

Utilities shares also had a bad day (although not too bad by comparison), with the S&P/ASX 200 Utilities Index (ASX: XUJ) dropping 0.64%.

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) were another sore spot. The S&P/ASX 200 A-REIT Index (ASX: XPJ) lost 0.13% of its value.

But that's it for the losers.

Turning now to the winners, tech shares led the charge this Friday. The S&P/ASX 200 Information Technology Index (ASX: XIJ) had a great day, surging 1.52% higher.

Also on form were consumer discretionary stocks, illustrated by the S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Discretionary Index (ASX: XDJ)'s 1.49% pop.

Financial shares were another bright spot, with the S&P/ASX 200 Financials Index (ASX: XFJ) banking a gain of 0.72%.

Healthcare stocks were also in a celebratory mood, with the S&P/ASX 200 Healthcare Index (ASX: XHJ) expanding 0.45%.

We can say the same for consumer staples shares. The S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Staples Index (ASX: XSJ) added 0.32% to its total.

Industrial stocks were right behind that, with the S&P/ASX 200 Industrials Index (ASX: XNJ) rising 0.17%.

Communications shares had a decent day as well. The S&P/ASX 200 Communication Services Index (ASX: XTJ) closed 0.08% higher.

Our final two winners were mining stocks and energy shares. The S&P/ASX 200 Materials Index (ASX: XMJ) and the S&P/ASX 200 Energy Index (ASX: XEJ) inched 0.07% and 0.02% higher respectively.

Top 10 ASX 200 shares countdown

This Friday's gold medallist turned out to be tech stock and Afterpay owner Block Inc (ASX: SQ2).

Block shares rocketed a huge 16.1% up to $117.94 after the company released its latest (and well-received) quarterly earnings overnight.

Here's a look at the rest of today's winners:

ASX-listed company Share price Price change
Block Inc (ASX: SQ2) $117.94 16.51%
Weebit Nano Ltd (ASX: WBT) $4.47 7.71%
Bega Cheese Ltd (ASX: BGA) $4.31 7.48%
Tabcorp Holdings Ltd (ASX: TAH) $0.695 6.92%
Lovisa Holdings Ltd (ASX: LOV) $29.17 6.85%
PEXA Group Ltd (ASX: PXA) $12.16 5.74%
Domain Holdings Australia Ltd (ASX: DHG) $3.32 5.06%
EVT Ltd (ASX: EVT) $11.47 4.75%
Pro Medicus Limited (ASX: PME) $98.22 3.90%
Data#3 Ltd (ASX: DTL) $7.94 3.79%

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 Block, Lovisa, PEXA Group, and Pro Medicus. The Motley Fool Australia has positions in and has recommended Block. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Lovisa and Pro Medicus. 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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