Here are the top 10 ASX 200 shares today

ASX shares snatched defeat from the jaws of victory today.

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It was a wild day for ASX shares and the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) this Wednesday.

After taking a bath yesterday, the ASX 200 had a strong start this morning, but endured a midday slump which it didn't recover from by the time the markets closed. As it now stands, the index is at 7,848.1 points, down 0.046% for this hump day.

This wild Wednesday for ASX shares follows a stronger session over on the US markets overnight.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average Index (DJX: .DJI) had a decent time, gaining 0.17%.

It was a similar tale for the Nasdaq Composite Index (NASDAQ: .IXIC), which rose 0.22%.

But returning to the local markets now, let's check out what the different ASX sectors were up to today.

Winners and losers

We had a fairly even split between the winners and losers today.

Starting off with the losers, it was communications shares that got the wooden spoon. The S&P/ASX 200 Communication Services Index (ASX: XTJ) had another rough one, tanking 2.54%.

Consumer discretionary stocks travelled a little better, but the S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Discretionary Index (ASX: XDJ) still slumped 1.37%.

ASX gold shares were also on the nose. The All Ordinaries Gold Index (ASX: XGD) got a 0.77% markdown from investors.

Energy stocks weren't much better, with the S&P/ASX 200 Energy Index (ASX: XEJ) retreating 0.73%.

Consumer staples shares were another sore spot. The S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Staples Index (ASX: XSJ) slid 0.5% lower.

Our final loser was the healthcare space. The S&P/ASX 200 Healthcare Index (ASX: XHJ) slipped 0.01% by the end of the trading day.

Turning now to the happier sectors, and none were more ecstatic than utilities stocks today. The S&P/ASX 200 Utilities Index (ASX: XUJ) enjoyed a strong 0.9% rise this Wednesday.

Industrial shares also had a swell time, with the S&P/ASX 200 Industrials Index (ASX: XNJ) soaring 0.49%.

Tech stocks had a day to remember as well. The S&P/ASX 200 Information Technology Index (ASX: XIJ) shot up 0.3% by market close.

Mining shares weren't left out either, as you can see from the S&P/ASX 200 Materials Index (ASX: XMJ)'s 0.27% improvement.

Financial stocks got an invite to the party as well, with the S&P/ASX 200 Financials Index (ASX: XFJ) banking a 0.26% gain.

Finally, financials were followed by real estate investment trusts (REITs). The S&P/ASX 200 A-REIT Index (ASX: XPJ) lifted 0.16% by the closing bell.

Top 10 ASX 200 shares countdown

Leading the index this Wednesday was travel stock Webjet Ltd (ASX: WEB). Webjet shares shot up 7.7% to $9.09 each today.

This follows an earnings announcement, as well as the company revealing demerger plans for its WebBeds and Webjet B2C businesses.

Here's how the rest of today's winners came out:

ASX-listed company Share price Price change
Webjet Ltd (ASX: WEB) $9.09 7.70%
TechnologyOne Ltd (ASX: TNE) $17.86 6.63%
Alumina Ltd (ASX: AWC)
$1.825 4.89%
Centuria Capital Group (ASX: CNI) $1.80 3.15%
Auckland International Airport Ltd (ASX: AIA) $6.98 2.95%
Telix Pharmaceuticals Ltd (ASX: TLX) $15.78 2.53%
Light & Wonder Inc (ASX: LNW) $144.61 2.41%
Transurban Group (ASX: TCL) $12.57 2.36%
Coronado Global Resources Inc (ASX: CRN) $1.15 2.22%
BWP Trust (ASX: BWP) $3.76 2.17%

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 Light & Wonder, Technology One, Telix Pharmaceuticals, and Transurban Group. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Light & Wonder, Technology One, and Telix Pharmaceuticals. 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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