Here are the top 10 ASX 200 shares today

It was a strong showing from ASX shares this Tuesday.

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The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) enjoyed a strong showing this Tuesday, with the index recording a decisive move higher.

By the end of the session, the ASX 200 had risen by a healthy 0.45%. That leaves the index at 7,824.2 points. This strong showing comes despite a more mixed night up on the American markets last night.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average Index (DJX: .DJI) had a rough start to the trading week, slipping by 0.029%.

Meanwhile, the Nasdaq Composite Index (NASDAQ: .IXIC) did a touch better, banking a slight rise of 0.033%.

But let's get back to the local market and take a dive into what the different ASX sectors were up to today.

Winners and losers

It was a celebratory day for ASX shares, with only a few sectors recording a red day.

The worst of those unfortunate corners of the market was real estate investment trusts (REITs). The S&P/ASX 200 A-REIT Index (ASX: XPJ) had a horrid day, tanking by 0.97%.

Healthcare stocks also got singled out for punishment. The S&P/ASX 200 Healthcare Index (ASX: XHJ) slumped by 0.64%.

Communications shares had a day to forget as well, with the S&P/ASX 200 Communication Services Index (ASX: XTJ) dropping 0.22%.
Our final losers were ASX energy stocks. The S&P/ASX 200 Energy Index (ASX: XEJ) retreated by 0.15%.
But that's it for the red sectors. The green sectors today were spearheaded by mining shares. The S&P/ASX 200 Materials Index (ASX: XMJ) was on fire, soaring 1.48% higher.
Also in demand were utilities shares. The S&P/ASX 200 Utilities Index (ASX: XUJ) got a 0.99% boost from investors.

Next on the train was the consumer discretionary sector. The S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Discretionary Index (ASX: XDJ) managed a rise of 0.67% by the closing bell.

Industrial shares had a strong day as well. The S&P/ASX 200 Industrials Index (ASX: XNJ) increased its value by 0.55%.

Financial stocks weren't left out, illustrated by the S&P/ASX 200 Financials Index (ASX: XFJ)'s 0.5% push upwards.

Nor were gold shares. The All Ordinaries Gold Index (ASX: XGD) had a decent Tuesday as well, enjoying a 0.28% bump from the markets.

Tech stocks were just behind that, with the S&P/ASX 200 Information Technology Index (ASX: XIJ) lifting 0.19%.

Finally, consumer staples shares were this Tuesday's final winners. The S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Staples Index (ASX: XSJ) inked out a 0.12% improvement.

Top 10 ASX 200 shares countdown

Coming in at the top of the pole today was lithium stock Liontown Resources Ltd (ASX: LTR). Liontown shares had a stellar day, rocketing 8.82% higher to $1.295 each.

There wasn't any news out of Liontown today that might easily explain this rise. However, most ASX lithium stocks had a fantastic time on the markets today.

Here's how the remaining top stocks looked:

ASX-listed company Share price Price change
Liontown Resources Ltd (ASX: LTR) $1.295 8.82%
Elders Ltd (ASX: ELD) $8.00 7.67%
Ansell Ltd (ASX: ANN) $25.43 6.45%
Red 5 Ltd (ASX: RED) $0.41 5.13%
Whitehaven Coal Ltd (ASX: WHC) $7.36 4.84%
IGO Ltd (ASX: IGO) $7.62 4.24%
Arcadium Lithium plc (ASX: LTM) $6.60 3.61%
Emerald Resoruces N.L. (ASX: EMR) $3.50 3.55%
Lynas Rare Earths Ltd (ASX: LYC) $5.96 3.29%
Rio Tinto Ltd (ASX: RIO) $125.36 2.96%

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 no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Ansell and Elders. 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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