Here are the top 10 ASX 200 shares today

The ASX ended the trading week on a high today.

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The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) enjoyed an energetic finish to the trading week this Friday, recording a strong rise.

By the time the closing bell rang, the ASX 200 had added a confident 0.55%, which leaves the index at 7,629 points as we head into the weekend.

Today's end-of-week ASX flourish follows an equally bullish session up on Wall Street overnight.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average Index (DJX: .DJI) had a cracker, rising 0.85%.

Meanwhile, the tech-focused Nasdaq Composite Index (NASDAQ: .IXIC) did one better, shooting up 1.51%.

But let's get back to the local markets now and take stock of how the different ASX sectors finished their weeks.

Winners and losers

It was smiles almost all around this Friday, with only one sector recording a backward step.

That sector was gold shares. The All Ordinaries Gold Index (ASX: XGD) was singled out for punishment today and got sent packing with a hefty 1.71% loss.

But that was the only sector you'd rather not be in today.

Leading the winners were consumer discretionary stocks. The S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Discretionary Index (ASX: XDJ) was on fire today, rocketing by 1.99%.

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) were running hot as well, as you can see from the S&P/ASX 200 A-REIT Index (ASX: XPJ)'s 1.6% surge.

Tech shares were in demand too. The S&P/ASX 200 Information Technology Index (ASX: XIJ) ended up soaring 1.2%.

Communications stocks weren't left out in the cold, with the S&P/ASX 200 Communication Services Index (ASX: XTJ) rising 0.67%.

Next up we had utilities shares. The S&P/ASX 200 Utilities Index (ASX: XUJ) received a 0.65% markup from the markets today.

Energy stocks got an invite to the ASX party as well. The S&P/ASX 200 Energy Index (ASX: XEJ) was upgraded by 0.62%.

Healthcare shares were making their investors happy, as you can see from the S&P/ASX 200 Healthcare Index (ASX: XHJ)'s 0.43% bump.

We can say the same for industrial shares, with the S&P/ASX 200 Industrials Index (ASX: XNJ) bouncing 0.38% higher.

ASX consumer staples stocks had a great day as well. The S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Staples Index (ASX: XSJ) enjoyed a 0.35% increase by the end of the day.

Financial shares also shone this Friday, with the S&P/ASX 200 Financials Index (ASX: XFJ) banking a gain of 0.3%.

Our final winners were mining stocks. The S&P/ASX 200 Materials Index (ASX: XMJ) managed to inch 0.18% higher.

Top 10 ASX 200 shares countdown

Today's winner was none other than tech stock and Afterpay-owner Block Inc (ASX: SQ2). Block closed the day up a rosy 9.92% at $166.44 a share.

This gain comes after the US-based tech company delivered a well-received quarterly update this morning.

Here's how the rest of today's winning shares landed the plane:

ASX-listed company Share price Price change
Block Inc (ASX: SQ2) $166.44 9.83%
Star Entertainment Group Ltd (ASX: SGR) $0.435 6.10%
Audinate Group Ltd (ASX: AD8) $19.45 5.48%
Healius Ltd (ASX: HLS) $1.15 4.55%
Arcadium Lithium plc (ASX: LTM) $7.17 4.52%
Domain Holdings Australia Ltd (ASX: DHG) $3.14 4.32%
Paladin Energy Ltd (ASX: PDN) $15.50 4.10%
Polynovo Ltd (ASX: PNV) $2.09 3.98%
Seven Group Holdings Ltd (ASX: SVW) $39.06 3.83%
West African Resources Ltd (ASX: WAF) $1.39 3.73%

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 Audinate Group, Block, and PolyNovo. The Motley Fool Australia has positions in and has recommended Audinate Group and Block. 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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