Here are the top 10 ASX 200 shares today

It was back to the races for ASX shares this Wednesday.

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The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) enjoyed a successful hump day this Wednesday, rebounding after some heavy falls earlier in the week. By the end of trading, the ASX 200 had added a healthy 0.35%, pushing the index back up to 7,753.7 points.

This happy Wednesday for ASX shares comes after an equally rosy night up on Wall Street last night.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average Index (DJX: .DJI) had a great Tuesday, gaining 0.32%.

It was even better for the Nasdaq Composite Index (NASDAQ: .IXIC), which rose 0.75%.

But let's get back to the local share market with a checkup on how the various ASX sectors performed today.

Winners and losers

Despite today's market rises, we still had a handful of sectors that went backwards.

The first and worst were industrial shares. The S&P/ASX 200 Industrials Index (ASX: XNJ) had a day to forget, tanking by 0.63%.

Energy shares also copped some apathy, with the S&P/ASX 200 Energy Index (ASX: XEJ) shrinking 0.54%.

Financial stocks were on the nose too, illustrated by the S&P/ASX 200 Financials Index (ASX: XFJ)'s 0.25% retreat.

But that's it for the losers. Turning to the winners now, and it was mining shares that won the race. The S&P/ASX 200 Materials Index (ASX: XMJ) surged by a happy 1.35% today.

Healthcare stocks were another bright spot. The S&P/ASX 200 Healthcare Index (ASX: XHJ) soared 0.8% higher by the closing bell.

Consumer discretionary shares had a great day too. The S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Discretionary Index (ASX: XDJ) ended up banking a 0.76% gain.

ASX communications stocks were a happy lot as well, with the S&P/ASX 200 Communication Services Index (ASX: XTJ) enjoying a 0.67% lift.

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) were in demand today. The S&P/ASX 200 A-REIT Index (ASX: XPJ) was sent 0.55% higher.

Next up were consumer staples shares. The S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Staples Index (ASX: XSJ) swelled by 0.54%.

Tech stocks weren't left out either, with the S&P/ASX 200 Information Technology Index (ASX: XIJ) getting a 0.36% bounce.

Utilities shares were also at the party. The S&P/ASX 200 Utilities Index (ASX: XUJ) got a 0.3% upgrade from the markets.

Our final winners were gold stocks. The All Ordinaries Gold Index (ASX: XGD) ended up inching 0.09% higher by the end of trading.

Top 10 ASX 200 shares countdown

Coming out on top this hump day was educational stock IDP Education Ltd (ASX: IEL). IDP shares shot up a healthy 7.05% to finish at a flat $17 each.

There wasn't any meaningful news out of the company today, but this lift could have been a result of last night's Federal Budget, or maybe a major upcoming index rebalance.

Here are the rest of today's winning ASX shares:

ASX-listed company Share price Price change
IDP Education Ltd (ASX: IEL) $17.00 7.05%
Neuren Pharmaceuticals Ltd (ASX: NEU) $21.34 5.64%
Ansell Ltd (ASX: ANN) $25.80 3.86%
Pro Medicus Limited (ASX: PME) $116.46 2.91%
Arcadium Lithium plc (ASX: LTM) $7.27 2.83%
REA Group Ltd (ASX: REA) $188.68 2.69%
Premier Investments Limited (ASX: PMV) $30.02 2.42%
Insurance Australia Group Ltd (ASX: IAG) $6.32 2.27%
Emerald Resources N.L. (ASX: EMR) $3.67 2.23%
Perseus Mining Ltd (ASX: PRU) $2.31 2.21%

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 Idp Education, Pro Medicus, and REA Group. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Ansell, Idp Education, Premier Investments, Pro Medicus, and REA 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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