Here are the top 10 ASX 200 shares today

The ASX 200 kept up the selling this Wednesday, with another day in the red.

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The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) gave ASX investors some additional pain this Wednesday, if only a little. After four straight days of falls, the ASX 200 made it five, with a drop of 0.091% today, leaving the index at 7,605.6 points.

Today's relief on the share market follows a similarly tentative night over on Wall Street last night (our time.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average Index (DJX: .DJI) had a bumpy session but managed to get a 0.17% lift.

The Nasdaq Composite Index (NASDAQ: .IXIC) wasn't so lucky though and dropped 0.12%.

But let's get back to the local markets and check out how the different ASX sectors navigated today's market.

Winners and losers

We had a fairly even split between risers and fallers amongst the sectors today.

Leading the red sectors were energy shares. The S&P/ASX 200 Energy Index (ASX: XEJ) was dished a 0.49% sell-down by the closing bell.

Healthcare stocks were also on the nose. The S&P/ASX 200 Healthcare Index (ASX: XHJ) ended up taking a 0.48% hit.

Then we had mining shares. The S&P/ASX 200 Materials Index (ASX: XMJ) was sent 0.38% lower by investors today.

ASX industrial stocks improved on that, with the S&P/ASX 200 Industrials Index (ASX: XNJ) sliding by 0.06%.

Financial shares didn't escape entirely unscathed either, with the S&P/ASX 200 Financials Index (ASX: XFJ) enduring a loss of 0.04%.

Our final red sector was the Real estate investment trust (REIT) space. The S&P/ASX 200 A-REIT Index (ASX: XPJ) slipped by just 0.02% by the time trading wrapped up.

Turning to the winners now, and it was utilities stocks in highest demand today. The S&P/ASX 200 Utilities Index (ASX: XUJ) surged by a healthy 2.84%.

Gold shares were also running hot, as you can see from the All Ordinaries Gold Index (ASX: XGD)'s 2.29% pop.

Consumer discretionary stocks were enjoying some positive sentiment. The S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Discretionary Index (ASX: XDJ) was sent 0.42% higher this Wednesday.

Tech shares counted themselves amongst the risers too, with the S&P/ASX 200 Information Technology Index (ASX: XIJ) banking a gain of 0.35%.

Consumer staples stocks were another bright spot. The S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Staples Index (ASX: XSJ) saw its value tick 0.1% higher.

Finally, the last winners today were communications shares. The S&P/ASX 200 Communication Services Index (ASX: XTJ) inched up 0.08%

Top 10 ASX 200 shares countdown

Coming out ahead of the index today was gold miner Evolution Mining Ltd (ASX: EVN). Evolution shares spiked an impressive 7.49% to $4.16 each.

This seemed to be a reaction to a quarterly update that the miner posted early this morning.

Here's how the rest of today's winners landed the plane:

ASX-listed company Share price Price change
Evolution Mining Ltd (ASX: EVN) $4.16 7.49%
AGL Energy Ltd (ASX: AGL) $9.19 6.37%
Lynas Rare Earths Ltd (ASX: LYC) $6.45 5.91%
Stanmore Resources Ltd (ASX: SMR) $3.30 5.77%
De Grey Mining Ltd (ASX: DEG) $1.355 5.45%
Bank of Queensland Ltd (ASX: BOQ) $6.10 5.17%
Tabcorp Holdings Ltd (ASX: TAH) $0.73 4.29%
Silver Lake Resources Ltd (ASX: SLR) $1.425 4.01%
Coronado Global Resources Inc (ASX: CRN) $1.22 3.83%
Regis Resources Ltd (ASX: RRL) $2.21 3.27%

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 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 no position in any of the stocks mentioned. 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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