Here are the top 10 ASX 200 shares today

It was a sobering end to the week's trading this Friday.

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The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) suffered a depressing end to the trading week this Friday, reversing some of the gains we've seen over the last few days.

By the closing bell, the ASX 200 had retreated by a sizeable 0.85%, which leaves the index at 7,814.4 points as we go into the weekend.

This miserly Friday for the Australian share market comes after an equally lacklustre session over on the American markets last night (our time).

The Dow Jones Industrial Average Index (DJX: .DJI) had a fairly flat day, dropping 0.097% lower by market close.

It was even worse for the Nasdaq Composite Index (NASDAQ: .IXIC), which fell by 0.26%.

But getting back to the ASX today, it's time for a look at the various ASX sectors and how they fared this Friday.

Winners and losers

Today was a pretty depressing Friday for almost all ASX sectors, with only one emerging with a rise.

But more on that in a moment.

The worst place to have invested money in this session was in tech stocks. The S&P/ASX 200 Information Technology Index (ASX: XIJ) had a horrific day, cratering by 3.05%.

It wasn't that much better for healthcare shares, as is evident by the S&P/ASX 200 Healthcare Index (ASX: XHJ)'s 2.27% tumble.

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) weren't riding to the rescue. The S&P/ASX 200 A-REIT Index (ASX: XPJ) ended up tanking by 1.75%.

Energy stocks got a shellacking too, with the S&P/ASX 200 Energy Index (ASX: XEJ) sinking 1.36%.

Utilities shares were also on the nose. The S&P/ASX 200 Utilities Index (ASX: XUJ) saw 1.26% wiped from its value today.

Gold stocks were no safe haven. The All Ordinaries Gold Index (ASX: XGD) plunged by 1.25% by the end of trading.

Consumer discretionary shares were also in the firing line, with the S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Discretionary Index (ASX: XDJ) crashing 1.23%.

Industrial stocks fared similarly, illustrated by the S&P/ASX 200 Industrials Index (ASX: XNJ)'s 1.08% slump.

Communications shares got left out in the cold as well. Investors ended up sending the S&P/ASX 200 Communication Services Index (ASX: XTJ) 0.99% lower.

Financial stocks couldn't escape the maelstrom either. The S&P/ASX 200 Financials Index (ASX: XFJ) suffered a 0.67% swing against it.

ASX consumer staples shares were yet another sore spot. The S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Staples Index (ASX: XSJ) received a 0.57% downgrade from investors.

And finally, to our only winner of the day: mining stocks. The S&P/ASX 200 Materials Index (ASX: XMJ) defied the broader market and ended up enjoying a 0.39% gain.

Top 10 ASX 200 shares countdown

Coming out on top of the index this Friday was Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Ltd (ASX: BEN). Bendigo Bank shares spiked by a lucrative 8.17% today up to $10.73. This was prompted by a positive trading update that the bank released this morning.

Here's a look at the rest of the index's best shares from today's trading:

ASX-listed company Share price Price change
Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Ltd (ASX: BEN) $10.73 8.17%
Liontown Resources Ltd (ASX: LTR) $1.495 4.91%
Graincorp Ltd (ASX: GNC) $8.52 4.67%
Nickel Industries Ltd (ASX: NIC) $1.02 3.03%
A2 Milk Company Ltd (ASX: A2M) $6.74 2.90%
Champion Iron Ltd (ASX: CIA) $7.38 2.64%
Arcadium Lithium plc (ASX: LTM) $7.11 2.45%
Pilbara Minerals Ltd (ASX: PLS) $4.10 2.24%
Boral Ltd (ASX: BLD) $5.85 2.09%
Bank of Queensland Ltd (ASX: BOQ) $5.98 1.87%

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 positions in A2 Milk. The Motley Fool Australia's parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia has positions in and has recommended Bendigo And Adelaide Bank. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended A2 Milk. 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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