Here are the top 10 ASX 200 shares today

It was a sobering finish to the trading week for ASX shares today.

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The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) endured a rather depressing end to the trading week this Friday, finishing up with a solid loss.

Following yesterday's roaring gains, the ASX 200 ended up slipping by 0.15% today, leaving the index at 7,770.6 points as we begin the weekend.

This sobering conclusion to the week's trading comes after a far more upbeat night of trading up on Wall Street overnight (our time).

The Dow Jones Industrial Average Index (DJX: .DJI) had hit another all-time high, gaining 0.68%.

It was a similar story for the Nasdaq Composite Index (NASDAQ: .IXIC) which rose 0.2% to a new high of its own.

But let's get back to the ASX now, and check out how the various ASX sectors ended their trading weeks.

Winners and losers

We certainly had plenty more losers than winners this Friday.

Those were led by energy stocks. The S&P/ASX 200 Energy Index (ASX: XEJ) had a horrid day, cratering by 1.3%.

Gold shares were almost as bad. The All Ordinaries Gold Index (ASX: XGD) was close behind the energy index, tanking by 1.26%.

Broader mining stocks were hot on those heels too, as you can see from the S&P/ASX 200 Materials Index (ASX: XMJ)'s 0.87% hit.

Consumer discretionary shares were in the firing line too, with the S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Discretionary Index (ASX: XDJ) losing 0.62%.

Communications stocks had a hard time as well. Investors sent the S&P/ASX 200 Communication Services Index (ASX: XTJ) 0.51% lower.

Financial shares were another sore spot. The S&P/ASX 200 Financials Index (ASX: XFJ) endured a 0.1% sell-down.

Utilities stocks didn't escape the market's bad mood, with the S&P/ASX 200 Utilities Index (ASX: XUJ) getting a 0.15% downgrade.

But that's it for the red sectors. Turning now to the greens, real estate investment trusts (REITs) were the best place to be today. The S&P/ASX 200 A-REIT Index (ASX: XPJ) had a great time, soaring 1.48% higher.

Healthcare shares weren't too far behind that. The S&P/ASX 200 Healthcare Index (ASX: XHJ) got a 1.34% boost from investors today.

Another good place to hide was in ASX industrial stocks. The S&P/ASX 200 Industrials Index (ASX: XNJ) rose by a tentative 0.16%.

Tech shares also got a pass from the selling pressure, illustrated by the S&P/ASX 200 Information Technology Index (ASX: XIJ)'s 0.1% uptick.

Finally, consumer staples stocks were a safe haven too. The S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Staples Index (ASX: XSJ) had inched 0.09% higher by the closing bell.

Top 10 ASX 200 shares countdown

Our winning stock on the index this Friday was healthcare stock Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Corporation Ltd (ASX: FPH). Fisher & Paykel shares rose by a strong 771% up to $24.18 each today.

This gain came after the company released a revised guidance update for the 2024 financial year. As you would assume, Fisher & Paykel told investors to expect higher revenues and profits for the period.

Here's the rest of the top stocks from today's session, and how they landed at close:

ASX-listed company Share price Price change
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Corporation Ltd (ASX: FPH) $24.18 7.71%
Virgin Money UK plc (ASX: VUK) $4.11 4.05%
Light & Wonder Inc(ASX: LNW) $167.05 3.56%
Life360 Inc (ASX: 360) $13.70 3.47%
Goodman Group (ASX: GMG) $32.05 3.39%
Arena REIT(ASX: ARF) $3.88 2.65%
Perpetual Ltd (ASX: PPT) $24.90 2.38%
Block Inc  (ASX: SQ2) $128.14 2.35%
ALS Ltd (ASX: ALQ) $13.73 2.01%
CSL Ltd (ASX: CSL) $280.94 1.68%

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 Fool.com.au 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 Block, CSL, Goodman Group, Life360, and Light & Wonder. The Motley Fool Australia has positions in and has recommended Block. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended CSL, Goodman Group, and Light & Wonder. 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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