Here are the top 10 ASX 200 shares today

Investors ended the trading week on a sour note this Friday.

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The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO)  wrapped up the shorter trading week on a sour note this Friday. After a fairly wild week, the index couldn't close in the green, giving investors a red day to start the weekend with.

By the time trading had wrapped up, the ASX 200 had tumbled by 0.56%, leaving the index at 7,773.3 points.

This miserly conclusion to the week's trading followed a rough night for US shares up on Wall Street last night (our time).

The Dow Jones Industrial Average Index (DJX: .DJI) had a really nasty day, tanking by 1.35%.

Things were even worse for the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index (NASDAQ: .IXIC), which suffered a 1.4% sell-off.

But let's return to the local markets and examine what was going on with the individual ASX sectors today.

Winners and losers

By the closing bell, only one sector escaped today's market with a rise.

But we'll save that for last.

Firstly, the worst-performing sector this Friday was tech shares. The S&P/ASX 200 Information Technology Index (ASX: XIJ) gave up all of yesterday's rises with its 1.41% crater.

Mining stocks came in next. The S&P/ASX 200 Materials Index (ASX: XMJ) fared a little better but still went down 0.8%.

Consumer staples shares followed that, with the S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Staples Index (ASX: XSJ) retreating a not-so-nice 0.69%.

Communication stocks were just behind, as you can see from the S&P/ASX 200 Communication Services Index (ASX: XTJ)'s 0.65% downgrade.

Healthcare shares almost had a tie with communications, with the S&P/ASX 200 Healthcare Index (ASX: XHJ) getting a 0.63% haircut.

Industrial stocks were another sore spot. The S&P/ASX 200 Industrials Index (ASX: XNJ) saw its value cut by 0.58%.

ASX real estate investment trusts (REITs) weren't safe either, with the S&P/ASX 200 A-REIT Index (ASX: XPJ) getting a 0.57% dent today.

Consumer discretionary shares were also on the nose, illustrated by the S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Discretionary Index (ASX: XDJ)'s 0.5% hit.

Financial stocks weren't riding to the rescue. The S&P/ASX 200 Financials Index (ASX: XFJ) was battered by 0.37%.

Utilities shares were no comfort. The S&P/ASX 200 Utilities Index (ASX: XUJ) ended up sliding 0.12% lower.

Energy stocks choked at the finish line, with the S&P/ASX 200 Energy Index (ASX: XEJ) giving up some strong gains earlier in the day to end up slipping 0.02%.

Finally, our only winners this Friday were gold shares. The All Ordinaries Gold Index (ASX: XGD) lived up to its safe haven reputation and rose by 0.13%.

Top 10 ASX 200 shares countdown

Taking out the crown of best-performing stock on the index today was gold miner Regis Resources Ltd (ASX: RRL). Regis shares had a great day, rising 327% up to $2.05 a share.

There wasn't any news out of the company itself. But perhaps some ASX broker love sparked this buying pressure.

And here are the rest of today's top ten stocks on the index:

ASX-listed company Share price Price change
Regis Resources Ltd (ASX: RRL) $2.05 3.27%
Evolution Mining Ltd (ASX: EVN) $3.90 2.36%
Elders Ltd (ASX: ELD) $9.83 2.29%
AMP Ltd (ASX: AMP) $1.165 2.19%
Emerald Resources N.L. (ASX: EMR) $3.33 2.15%
Telix Pharmaceuticals Ltd (ASX: TLX) $12.46 2.05%
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Corporation Ltd (ASX: FPH) $23.72 1.93%
South32 Ltd (ASX: S32) $3.22 1.58%
Gold Road Resources Ltd (ASX: GOR) $1.67 1.52%
Brambles Ltd (ASX: BXB) $15.88 1.40%

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 Elders 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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