Here are the top 10 ASX 200 shares today

It was a rough start to the trading week for ASX shares today.

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The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) endured a rough start to the trading week this Monday, with investors still proving skittish after the weekend break.

After ending the week last week on a sour note, investors doubled down today, with the ASX 200 losing 0.46%. That leaves the index at 7,752.5 points.

This Garfield-esque Monday on the ASX follows an even worse conclusion to the American trading week last Friday night (our time).

The Dow Jones Industrial Average Index (DJX: .DJI) had a horrid Friday, tanking by a hefty 1.24%.

It was even worse for the Nasdaq Composite Index (NASDAQ: .IXIC), which shed a nasty 1.62%.

But let's not dwell too long on those numbers. So time now for a look at what the different ASX sectors were up to this Monday.

Winners and losers

As one might expect, we had a lot more losers than winners today. The worst loser was the tech space. The S&P/ASX 200 Information Technology Index (ASX: XIJ) was a horror show today, cratering by 1.75%.

Gold shares had an awful day too, as you can see from the All Ordinaries Gold Index (ASX: XGD)'s 1.64% slump.

Communications stocks also seemed to be singled out. The S&P/ASX 200 Communication Services Index (ASX: XTJ) was corrected by 1.05% today.

Healthcare shares didn't ride to the rescue. The S&P/ASX 200 Healthcare Index (ASX: XHJ) saw its value cut by 1.01%.

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) had a tough time too. The S&P/ASX 200 A-REIT Index (ASX: XPJ) saw 0.89% wiped off.

Industrial stocks weren't much better, illustrated by the S&P/ASX 200 Industrials Index (ASX: XNJ)'s 0.88% loss.

Financial shares copped a belting as well. The S&P/ASX 200 Financials Index (ASX: XFJ) ended up 0.68% lower by the end of the day.

Consumer discretionary stocks fared similarly, with the S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Discretionary Index (ASX: XDJ) on the receiving end of a 0.56% downgrade.

Utilities shares were given a thumbs down as well, with the S&P/ASX 200 Utilities Index (ASX: XUJ) sliding 0.35%.

But that's it for the red sectors. The green corners of the market were led by ASX energy stocks. The S&P/ASX 200 Energy Index (ASX: XEJ) was a safe haven today, leaping 0.38% higher.

Mining shares were just behind that, evidenced by the S&P/ASX 200 Materials Index (ASX: XMJ)'s rise of 0.35%.

The final winners of the day were the consumer staples stocks. The S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Staples Index (ASX: XSJ) rode out the storm as well, inching 0.03% higher.

Top 10 ASX 200 shares countdown

Leading today's advancers was aluminium processor Alumina Ltd (ASX: AWC).

Alumina shares soared by a pleasing 6% up to $1.59 each. That was despite no fresh news or announcements out of the company.

Here's the rest of today's list of winners:

ASX-listed company Share price Price change
Alumina Ltd (ASX: AWC) $1.59 6.00%
South32 Ltd (ASX: S32) $3.44 4.56%
Nickel Industries Ltd (ASX: NIC) $0.895 4.07%
Rio Tinto Ltd (ASX: RIO) $132.55 3.64%
Nanosonics Ltd (ASX: NAN) $2.98 3.47%
Elders Ltd (ASX: ELD) $8.53 2.65%
IGO Ltd (ASX: IGO) $7.68 2.40%
Deterra Royalties Ltd (ASX: DRR) $4.84 2.33%
Fletcher Building Ltd (ASX: FBU) $3.64 2.25%
Helia Group Ltd (ASX: HLI) $3.90 1.83%

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 Nanosonics. The Motley Fool Australia has positions in and has recommended Nanosonics. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended 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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