Here are the top 10 ASX 200 shares today

It was an awful end to the trading week for ASX investors this Friday.

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It's been a horror end to the trading week for the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) this Friday. The ASX 200 fell sharply at market open, dropping as much as 1.6% at one point before recovering slightly.

By the closing bell, the index had given up 0.56% of its value and now stands at 7,670.3 points as we go into the weekend.

Today's horrid end to the trading week follows a correspondingly disappointing night up on the US markets last night (our time).

The Dow Jones Industrial Average Index (DJX: .DJI) was in a foul mood, dropping 0.35%.

The Nasdaq Composite Index (NASDAQ: .IXIC) returned a similar result, losing 0.3% of its value.

But time now to get back to the local markets with a look at how the various ASX sectors ended their respective trading weeks.

Winners and losers

As you might expect, there were far more losers than winners for today's session.

Starting with the losers, gold shares were the worst place to be this Friday. The All Ordinaries Gold Index (ASX: XGD) had a shocker, tanking by 2.2%.

Broader mining stocks didn't fare much better. The S&P/ASX 200 Materials Index (ASX: XMJ) cratered by a nasty 1.91%.

Consumer discretionary shares also had a day to forget, illustrated by the S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Discretionary Index (ASX: XDJ)'s drop of 1.03%.

ASX tech stocks were on the nose too. The S&P/ASX 200 Information Technology Index (ASX: XIJ) saw its value cut by 0.86%.

Industrial shares didn't escape the pain either. The S&P/ASX 200 Industrials Index (ASX: XNJ) fell by 0.81%.

The same can be said of healthcare stocks, as evidenced by the S&P/ASX 200 Healthcare Index (ASX: XHJ)'s 0.62% move down.

Consumer staples shares were no safe haven. The S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Staples Index (ASX: XSJ) ended up retreating by 0.45%.

Communications stocks weren't providing any respite either, with the S&P/ASX 200 Communication Services Index (ASX: XTJ) sliding 0.36%.

The final loser was the financial sector. The S&P/ASX 200 Financials Index (ASX: XFJ) slipped by 0.15% by the close of trade.

But that's it for the losers. Onto the winner now, and it was energy shares that led today's rises. The S&P/ASX 200 Energy Index (ASX: XEJ) bounded up by a happy 2.01% this Friday.

Utilities stocks also had a day to remember, with the S&P/ASX 200 Utilities Index (ASX: XUJ) vaulting 1.03% higher.

Finally. real estate investment trusts (REITs) were in demand too. The S&P/ASX 200 A-REIT Index (ASX: XPJ) lept up 0.77%.

Top 10 ASX 200 shares countdown

The winner from this Friday's session came in as energy stock Strike Energy Ltd (ASX: STX). Strike shares bounded 6.12% higher to 26 cents a share, despite no fresh news out of the company.

It was a great day for most ASX energy stocks though, thanks to rising oil and gas prices.

Here's a look at the remaining winners from today's trading:

ASX-listed company Share price Price change
Strike Energy Ltd (ASX: STX) $0.26 6.12%
Telix Pharmaceuticals Ltd (ASX: TLX) $12.08 4.68%
Centuria Capital Group (ASX: CNI) $1.79 4.07%
HomeCo Daily Needs REIT (ASX: HDN) $1.315 3.54%
Karoon Energy Ltd (ASX: KAR) $1.945 3.18%
Data#3 Ltd (ASX: DTL) $8.61 2.99%
Neuren Pharmaceuticals Ltd (ASX: NEU) $20.24 2.74%
Beach Energy Ltd (ASX: BPT) $1.70 2.72%
Helia Group Ltd (ASX: HLI) $3.64 2.54%
Woodside Energy Group Ltd (ASX: WDS) $29.86 2.47%

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 Telix Pharmaceuticals. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended HomeCo Daily Needs REIT 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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