Here are the top 10 ASX 200 shares today

It was a very happy start to the trading week for investors today.

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The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) kicked off the new trading week in style this Monday, recording a solid gain over today's session.

After a bouncy week last week, the ASX 200 climbed by a strong 0.81% today, leaving the index at 7,637.4 points.

This encouraging start to the week follows a bullish conclusion to the American trading week last Friday night.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average Index (DJX: .DJI) had a decent time, climbing 0.4%.

But the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index (NASDAQ: .IXIC) put that to shame, surging by a huge 2.03%.

Let's get back to the local markets this week though and check out how the different ASX sectors spent their Mondays.

Winners and losers

It was peace and love all around on the markets today, with not one sector recording a loss for the day.

The worst performer was the energy sector though. The S&P/ASX 200 Energy Index (ASX: XEJ) ended up inching just 0.01% higher.

Doing far better were consumer staples stocks. The S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Staples Index (ASX: XSJ) gained a healthy 0.44% by the closing bell.

Utilities shares did better again, as you can see from the S&P/ASX 200 Utilities Index (ASX: XUJ)'s 0.49% uptick.

Mining stocks are next up. The S&P/ASX 200 Materials Index (ASX: XMJ) recorded a 0.51% rise today.

Gold shares were even more in demand than broader mining stocks. The All Ordinaries Gold Index (ASX: XGD) enjoyed a 0.54% bounce.

Financial stocks were running hot as well, as you can see from the S&P/ASX 200 Financials Index (ASX: XFJ)'s lift of 0.62%.

Consumer discretionary shares fared better than their staples counterparts, with the S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Discretionary Index (ASX: XDJ) getting a 1.12% upgrade.

Our next winners were healthcare stocks. The S&P/ASX 200 Healthcare Index (ASX: XHJ) was bumped 1.19% higher by investors.

Communications shares had a top day too, illustrated by the S&P/ASX 200 Communication Services Index (ASX: XTJ)'s 1.33% leap higher.

Then we had real estate investment trusts (REITs). The S&P/ASX 200 A-REIT Index (ASX: XPJ) soared by a happy 1.6% this Monday.

But the biggest winners were tech stocks, with the S&P/ASX 200 Information Technology Index (ASX: XIJ) rocketing 1.68% by the end of trading.

Top 10 ASX 200 shares countdown

Today's top performer came in as energy share Strike Energy Ltd (ASX: STX).

Strike stock shot up a whopping 10% today, despite no fresh news from the company. Investors clearly don't seem bothered that Strike has just appeared on the ASX's most shorted stocks list.

Here's how the rest of today's top shares looked at market close:

ASX-listed company Share price Price change
Strike Energy Ltd (ASX: STX) $0.22 10.00%
Boss Energy Ltd (ASX: BOE) $4.78 9.13%
Liontown Resources Ltd (ASX: LTR) $1.21 8.04%
Star Entertainment Group Ltd (ASX: SGR) $0.415 6.41%
PEXA Group Ltd (ASX: PXA) $12.15 6.39%
Nanosonics Ltd (ASX: NAN) $2.92 6.18%
Insignia Financial Ltd (ASX: IFL) $2.48 5.98%
TPG Telecom Ltd (ASX: TPG) $4.36 5.31%
Lovisa Holdings Ltd (ASX: LOV) $31.94 5.17%
Orora Ltd (ASX: ORA) $2.20 4.76%

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 Lovisa, Nanosonics, and PEXA Group. The Motley Fool Australia has positions in and has recommended Nanosonics. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Lovisa and Orora. 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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