Here are the top 10 ASX 200 shares today

The ASX's trading week was off to an encouraging start this Monday.

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It was a decent, if shaky, start to the trading week for the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) and most ASX shares this Monday, in what is the first five-day week for a while.

By the time the stock market's closing bell rang, the ASX 200 had added a mild 0.2%, pushing the index up to 7,789.1 points.

This encouraging start to the week for ASX investors comes after a hot Friday night over on the American markets last week.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average Index (DJX: .DJI) sent the American week off in style, rising by a strong 0.8%.

The Nasdaq Composite Index (NASDAQ: .IXIC) did even better, shooting up 1.24%.

But let's get back to this week and the ASX, with a look at how the various ASX sectors fared this Monday.

Winners and losers

It was a fairly happy day for the Australian stock market, with only two sectors going backwards.

The first of those was energy shares. The S&P/ASX 200 Energy Index (ASX: XEJ) had an awful day, tanking by 1.24%.

The other losers were consumer staples stocks. The S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Staples Index (ASX: XSJ) was also on the nose, sliding by 0.98%.

But that was it for the red sectors.

Leading today's winners was the gold sector. The All Ordinaries Gold Index (ASX: XGD) had a cracker, rocketing up 2.74% today.

Tech stocks had a pleasant time too, with the S&P/ASX 200 Information Technology Index (ASX: XIJ) enjoying a 1.19% boom.

Utilities shares got the bronze medal, with the S&P/ASX 200 Utilities Index (ASX: XUJ) enjoying a 0.83% lift.

Industrial stocks came in hot as well. The S&P/ASX 200 Industrials Index (ASX: XNJ) got a 0.66% lift from investors today.

Healthcare shares weren't too far behind that, as you can see from the S&P/ASX 200 Healthcare Index (ASX: XHJ)'s 0.56% rise.

Mining stocks followed right behind. The S&P/ASX 200 Materials Index (ASX: XMJ) saw its value increase by 0.38%.

Consumer discretionary shares were another bright spot, evidenced by the S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Discretionary Index (ASX: XDJ)'s 0.23% gain.

Communication stocks were next. The S&P/ASX 200 Communication Services Index (ASX: XTJ) climbed by 0.18% today.

Financial stocks were in demand as well, with the S&P/ASX 200 Financials Index (ASX: XFJ) inching 0.13% higher.

That was a dead heat with real estate investment trusts (REITs) with the S&P/ASX 200 A-REIT Index (ASX: XPJ) also bagging a 0.13% move upwards.

Top 10 ASX 200 shares countdown

Today's winner (by a mile) turned out to be tech share Life360 Inc (ASX: 360).

Life360 shares surged by a massive 16.8% all the way up to $14.18 each today after hitting a new record high to boot. This was spurred by an extremely well-received market update from the company.

Here's how the rest of today's winners pulled up:

ASX-listed company Share price Price change
Life360 Inc (ASX: 360) $14.18 16.80%
Paladin Energy Ltd (ASX: PDN) $1.515 6.69%
Newmont Corporation (ASX: NEM) $60.41 6.56%
Nanosonics Ltd (ASX: NAN) $2.82 5.62%
Genesis Minerals Ltd (ASX: GMD) $1.945 4.85%
IRESS Ltd (ASX: IRE) $8.40 4.87%
Qantas Airways Ltd (ASX: QAN) $5.69 4.79%
Megaport Ltd (ASX: MP1) $14.21 4.41%
De Gray Mining Ltd (ASX: DEG) $1.34 4.28%
Silver Lake Resources Ltd (ASX: SLR) $1.32 3.53%

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 Newmont. The Motley Fool Australia's parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. has positions in and has recommended Life360, Megaport, and Nanosonics. The Motley Fool Australia has positions in and has recommended Nanosonics. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Megaport. 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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