Here are the top 10 ASX 200 shares today

It was another shaky day for ASX shares this Tuesday.

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It was another bumpy but unsuccessful day for the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) and most ASX shares this Tuesday.

Today's trading saw the ASX 200 swing between positive and negative territory several times. But in the end, the bears won out. By the close of trade, the index had fallen 0.15% and settled at 7,724.2 points.

This volatile session on the ASX comes after a rough start to the American trading week over on Wall Street last night.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average Index (DJX: .DJI) had a rough time, falling by 0.25%.

It wasn't any better for the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index (NASDAQ: .IXIC), which suffered a 0.41% loss.

But time now to return to the ASX with a checkup on how the different ASX sectors fared during this Tuesday's trading.

Winners and losers

Despite the overall market's pessimism, we still saw a number of sectors record gains. But first, let's get through the losers.

Leading the downtrenders this Tuesday was the consumer discretionary sector. The S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Discretionary Index (ASX: XDJ) had a day to forget, tanking by 1.21%.

Its consumer staples counterpart was just behind, as you can see from the S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Staples Index (ASX: XSJ)'s loss of 1.05%.

Utilities shares were also on the nose, evidenced by the S&P/ASX 200 Utilities Index (ASX: XUJ)'s fall of 0.93%.

Communication stocks were another sore point. The S&P/ASX 200 Communication Services Index (ASX: XTJ) ended up shedding 0.71% of its value.

Energy shares weren't far behind that. The S&P/ASX 200 Energy Index (ASX: XEJ) copped a drop of 0.6%.

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) ended a recent run, with the S&P/ASX 200 A-REIT Index (ASX: XPJ) sliding 0.51%.

Our final losers were financial stocks. The S&P/ASX 200 Financials Index (ASX: XFJ) suffered a 0.48% dip.

That's it for the losers.

The best place to be today was once again in ASX gold shares. The All Ordinaries Gold Index (ASX: XGD) saw its party continue, with another 4.08% added.

Healthcare stocks had a great day too, as you can see from the S&P/ASX 200 Healthcare Index (ASX: XHJ)'s 1% charge higher.

Mining shares were another great place to have money in today, with the S&P/ASX 200 Materials Index (ASX: XMJ) surging 0.56%.

Tech stocks had a positive day too, but the S&P/ASX 200 Information Technology Index (ASX: XIJ)'s 0.12% uptick was decidedly more muted.

Industrial shares round out our list today, with the S&P/ASX 200 Industrials Index (ASX: XNJ) inching 0.09% higher.

Top 10 ASX 200 shares countdown

Taking out today's index crown was healthcare stock Healius Ltd (ASX: HLS). Healius shares jumped a whopping 14.67% up to $1.29 each this session.

This jump followed news that the embattled company's CEO, Maxine Jaquet, has stepped down with immediate effect.

Clearly, investors were delighted by the development.

Here's how the rest of today's best stocks ended their day:

ASX-listed company Share price Price change
Healius Ltd (ASX: HLS) $1.29 14.67%
IRESS Ltd (ASX: IRE) $9.00 12.50%
Genesis Minerals Ltd (ASX: GMD) $1.825 7.35%
Tabcorp Holdings Ltd (ASX: TAH) $0.78 6.12%
Silver Lake Resources Ltd(ASX: SLR) $1.175 5.86%
Newmont Corporation (ASX: NEM) $51.37 5.46%
Regis Resources Ltd (ASX: RRL) $2.03 5.45%
Emerald Resources N.L. (ASX: EMR) $3.15 5.35%
Chalice Mining Ltd (ASX: CHN) $1.28 4.92%
Ramelius Resources Ltd (ASX: RMS) $1.575 4.30%

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 Newmont. The Motley Fool Australia's parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. 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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