Here are the top 10 ASX 200 shares today

The ASX 200 had a day to remember today, rising a huge 1.44%.

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The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) has enjoyed another day of gains, this time a strong one.

After rising 0.7% yesterday, the ASX 200 ended up rocketing an enthusiastic 1.44% this Tuesday. That leaves the index at 7,793.3 points. Perhaps the Reserve Bank's decision today to leave interest rates unchanged helped with that.

This happy Tuesday comes after a positive night of trading up on the American markets last night.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average Index (DJX: .DJI) began its trading week with a pleasing 0.46% rise.

The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index (NASDAQ: .IXIC) had an even better time, shooting up 1.19%.

But returning to the ASX, let's now check out what was going on with the different ASX sectors amid today's successful session.

Winners and losers

Today's decisive move higher for the broader market meant that not one sector recorded a loss.

The worst place to be invested in was consumer staples stocks. But that seems a little harsh, considering the S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Staples Index (ASX: XSJ) managed a 1.02% rise.

Healthcare shares didn't miss out either, illustrated by the S&P/ASX 200 Healthcare Index (ASX: XHJ)'s 1.28% gain.

Financial shares had a great day too, with the S&P/ASX 200 Financials Index (ASX: XFJ) soaring 1.31%.

Communications stocks were next, with the S&P/ASX 200 Communication Services Index (ASX: XTJ) vaulting up 1.32%.

The real estate investment trust (REIT) space was on fire too. The S&P/ASX 200 A-REIT Index (ASX: XPJ) had another top day, lifting by 1.42%.

Mining shares got a look in as well, with the S&P/ASX 200 Materials Index (ASX: XMJ) scoring a 1.47% increase.

Next up we had ASX tech stocks. The S&P/ASX 200 Information Technology Index (ASX: XIJ) flew 1.52% higher by the closing bell.

Industrial shares were yet another bright spot. The S&P/ASX 200 Industrials Index (ASX: XNJ) lept up 1.58%.

Energy stocks got an invite to the ASX party as well, as you can see from the S&P/ASX 200 Energy Index (ASX: XEJ)'s 1.69% bump.

Consumer discretionary shares were making their investors a happy lot, evidenced by the S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Discretionary Index (ASX: XDJ)'s 1.91% surge.

Gold stocks were shining brightly too, with the All Ordinaries Gold Index (ASX: XGD) bouncing 1.95% higher.

Finally, utilities shares took the cake today. The S&P/ASX 200 Utilities Index (ASX: XUJ) rocketed by a hefty 2.82% by the end of trading.

Top 10 ASX 200 shares countdown

This Tuesday's victor on the index was ASX uranium share Paladin Energy Ltd (ASX: PDN).

Paladin shares soared 8.44% up to $16.96 after hitting a new 12-year high during today's trading. It seems as though surging uranium prices are to thank for this high.

Here's a look at the rest of today's star stocks:

ASX-listed company Share price Price change
Paladin Energy Ltd (ASX: PDN) $16.96 8.44%
AGL Energy Ltd (ASX: AGL) $10.01 7.40%
Star Entertainment Group Ltd (ASX: SGR) $0.465 6.90%
HMC Capital Ltd (ASX: HMC) $6.90 6.81%
Block Inc (ASX: SQ2) $111.81 5.84%
Healius Ltd (ASX: HLS) $1.29 5.31%
Iluka Resources (ASX: ILU) $7.99 5.27%
Domain Holdings Australia Ltd (ASX: DHG) $3.27 5.14%
NIB Holdings Ltd (ASX: NHF) $7.65 5.08%
Bellevue Gold Ltd (ASX: BGL) $1,76 5.07%

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. The Motley Fool Australia has positions in and has recommended Block and NIB Holdings. 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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