Here are the top 10 ASX 200 shares today

Let's also take a look at what the various ASX sectors were doing this Wednesday.

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It was a mildly disappointing Wednesday for ASX investors today, with the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) recording a slight loss.

After spending most of the day in green territory, it appears that the latest inflation numbers spooked investors, who sent the ASX 200 0.0065% lower by the closing bell. That leaves the index at 7,683 points.

This happy day of trading follows another positive session over on the US markets overnight.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average Index (DJX: .DJI) had a great day, shooting a nice 0.69%.

It was even better for the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index (NASDAQ: .IXIC), which soared 1.59% higher.

But let's get back to the local markets, with a look at what the various ASX sectors were doing this Wednesday.

Winners and losers

We had a fairly even split between winners and losers today.

Starting with the latter, it was utilities stocks that copped the biggest sell-off. The S&P/ASX 200 Utilities Index (ASX: XUJ) ended up tanking by 0.59% as of today's close.

Industrial shares also fared poorly, with the S&P/ASX 200 Industrials Index (ASX: XNJ) sinking 0.55%.

Tech stocks also had a day to forget, as you can see from the S&P/ASX 200 Information Technology Index (ASX: XIJ)'s 0.35% retreat.

Communications shares were another sore point. The S&P/ASX 200 Communication Services Index (ASX: XTJ) saw 0.3% wiped from its value.

Consumer discretionary shares didn't escape unscathed either. The S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Discretionary Index (ASX: XDJ) dropped by 0.24%.

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) weren't far off that, evidenced by the S&P/ASX 200 A-REIT Index (ASX: XPJ)'s loss of 0.2%.

Mining stocks were the final loser of the day. The S&P/ASX 200 Materials Index (ASX: XMJ) endured a 0.14% decline.

Turning now to the winners, and these were led by gold shares. The All Ordinaries Gold Index (ASX: XGD) regained some of its recently lost ground, surging by 1.09%.

Financial stocks had a great day as well, with the S&P/ASX 200 Financials Index (ASX: XFJ) scoring a 0.25% rise.

Consumer staples shares were a happy bunch too, with the S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Staples Index (ASX: XSJ) bouncing 0.29% higher.

ASX energy stocks also reversed some recent losses. The S&P/ASX 200 Energy Index (ASX: XEJ) recovered by 0.18% by the closing bell.

Our final winners were healthcare shares. But that label might be a tad strong, as the S&P/ASX 200 Healthcare Index (ASX: XHJ) ended the day essentially flat.

Top 10 ASX 200 shares countdown

Today's winning share on the index came in as gold miner Regis Resources Ltd (ASX: RRL). Regis shares shot up a healthy 4.76% this Wednesday to $2.20 each.

This seems to have been spurred by a well-received quarterly update from the miner, which reaffirmed the company's FY2024 guidance.

Here's a look at the rest of today's winners:

ASX-listed company Share price Price change
Regis Resources Ltd (ASX: RRL) $2.20 4.76%
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Corporation Ltd (ASX: FPH) $25.45 4.47%
Block Inc (ASX: SQ2) $117.08 4.21%
Telix Pharmaceuticals Ltd (ASX: TLX) $14.88 4.06%
Light & Wonder Inc (ASX: LNW) $146.45 3.29%
Silver Lake Resources Ltd (ASX: SLR) $1.415 2.91%
Ramelius Resources Ltd (ASX: RMS) $2.02 2.54%
Insignia Financial Ltd (ASX: IFL) $2.46 2.50%
Polynovo Ltd (ASX: PNV) $2.09 2.45%
Liontown Resources Ltd (ASX: LTR) $1.12 2.28%

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 Block, Light & Wonder, PolyNovo, and Telix Pharmaceuticals. The Motley Fool Australia has positions in and has recommended Block. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Light & Wonder 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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