Here are the top 10 ASX 200 shares today

It was a rough day for ASX investors this Tuesday.

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It was a dastardly Tuesday for the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) and most ASX shares during today's trading. The ASX 200 finished up with its tail between its legs, recording a 0.3% loss, which leaves the index at 7,726.8 points.

This miserly showing from Australian shares today follows a mixed start to the American trading week up on Wall Street last night.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average Index (DJX: .DJI) was off to a strong start but lost steam and finished 0.21% lower by the end of trade.

The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index (NASDAQ: .IXIC) fared better though, rising by 0.39%.

But time now to get back to the ASX's Tuesday session with a dive into what the different ASX sectors were up to.

Winners and losers

It was a rough day on the ASX, with only a few sectors escaping with a gain. But more on those in a moment.

First up, today's wooden spoon for the worst-performing sector was a dead heat between industrial stocks and real estate investment trusts (REITs). Both the S&P/ASX 200 A-REIT Index (ASX: XPJ) and the S&P/ASX 200 Industrials Index (ASX: XNJ) saw their value tank by 0.88%.

Tech shares had a day to forget too, as you can see from the S&P/ASX 200 Information Technology Index (ASX: XIJ)'s 0.74% loss.

Energy stocks were another sore spot. The S&P/ASX 200 Energy Index (ASX: XEJ) was walked 0.72% back by the closing bell.

Gold shares weren't a safe harbour for investors either. The All Ordinaries Gold Index (ASX: XGD) was shredded by 0.55%.

Consumer staples stocks were on the nose too. The S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Staples Index (ASX: XSJ) was crunched down by 0.5%.

Communications shares weren't riding to the rescue, as evidenced by the S&P/ASX 200 Communication Services Index (ASX: XTJ)'s 0.49% retreat.

Mining stocks were also punished. The S&P/ASX 200 Materials Index (ASX: XMJ) copped a 0.36% blow.

Financial shares were our final losers, with the S&P/ASX 200 Financials Index (ASX: XFJ) suffering a 0.26% slip.

Turning to the far less numerous winners, these were led by consumer discretionary shares. The S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Discretionary Index (ASX: XDJ) had a great day, vaulting 0.73% higher by the end of the session.

Healthcare stocks weren't quite as enthusiastic, but the S&P/ASX 200 Healthcare Index (ASX: XHJ) still managed to lift by 0.21%.

Finally, utilities shares didn't win or lose today, with the S&P/ASX 200 Utilities Index (ASX: XUJ) staying flat.

Top 10 ASX 200 shares countdown

Winning the index race this Tuesday was automotive parts stock GUD Holdings Ltd (ASX: GUD).

GUD shares rocketed a huge 12.18% up to $10.96 each after the company released some firm earnings guidance this morning.

Here's a look at how the rest of today's top stocks landed the plane:

ASX-listed company Share price Price change
GUD Holdings Ltd (ASX: GUD) $10.96 12.18%
Alumina Ltd (ASX: AWC) $1.71 6.88%
Neuren Pharmaceuticals Ltd (ASX: NEU) $20.20 5.98%
Healius Ltd (ASX: HLS) $1.34 4.69%
Strike Energy Ltd (ASX: STX) $0.245 4.26%
Flight Centre Travel Group Ltd (ASX: FLT) $20.59 3.78%
Credit Corp Group Ltd (ASX: CCP) $15.30 2.82%
SiteMinder Ltd (ASX: SDR) $5.44 2.45%
ALS Ltd (ASX: ALQ) $13.62 2.41%
Pinnacle Investment Management Group Ltd (ASX: PNI) $12.81 2.32%

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 positions in and has recommended Pinnacle Investment Management Group and SiteMinder. The Motley Fool Australia has positions in and has recommended Pinnacle Investment Management Group and SiteMinder. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Flight Centre Travel Group. 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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