Here are the top 10 ASX 200 shares today

It was a drop back to reality for ASX investors this Tuesday.

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It ended up being a fairly disappointing day for the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) this Tuesday.

After initially rising this morning, investors spent the rest of the day pumping the brakes. By the closing bell, the ASX 200 had shed 0.28%, leaving the index at 7,766.7 points.

This miserly ASX Tuesday session comes after a decent night of trading up on Wall Street overnight that kicked off the American trading week.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average Index (DJX: .DJI) had another nervous day, rising by just 0.011%.

But it was far better for the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index (NASDAQ: .IXIC), which vaulted 1.1% higher.

Let's return to the ASX now though, and check out what the different ASX sectors were doing today.

Winners and losers

It was fairly bleak across the ASX sectors today, with only a couple eking out a green day.

The worst place to be though was in industrial stocks. The S&P/ASX 200 Industrials Index (ASX: XNJ) led the losers with a hefty plunge of 1.01%.

Utilities shares weren't much better, with the S&P/ASX 200 Utilities Index (ASX: XUJ) tanking 0.9%.

Communications stocks also had a rough one, with the S&P/ASX 200 Communication Services Index (ASX: XTJ) slumping 0.77%.

Consumer discretionary shares were rejected by investors as well. The S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Discretionary Index (ASX: XDJ) cratered 0.68%.

Tech stocks were also on the nose, as you can see from the S&P/ASX 200 Information Technology Index (ASX: XIJ)'s 0.62% loss.

Healthcare shares didn't exactly live up to their name today. The S&P/ASX 200 Healthcare Index (ASX: XHJ) sunk 0.34%.

Another losing space was financial stocks. The S&P/ASX 200 Financials Index (ASX: XFJ) retreated 0.14%.

Gold shares were no safe haven either. The All Ordinaries Gold Index (ASX: XGD) had a day to forget, enduring a 0.13% sell-off.

Mining stocks and energy shares tied for this Tuesday's best-worst sectors. Both the S&P/ASX 200 Materials Index (ASX: XMJ) and the S&P/ASX 200 Energy Index (ASX: XEJ) slipped 0.11% lower.

Turning now to the far less numerous winners, these were led by consumer staples stocks. The S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Staples Index (ASX: XSJ) enjoyed a 0.19% bounce today.

The other lucky sector to pull out a rise was the real estate investment trust (REIT) space. The S&P/ASX 200 A-REIT Index (ASX: XPJ) enjoyed a 0.04% lift.

Top 10 ASX 200 shares countdown

Coming out on top of the index this Tuesday was energy stock Strike Energy Ltd (ASX: STX).

Strike shares ballooned a healthy 7.23% today to finish up at 22 cents a pop.

This was prompted by a well-received update regarding Strike's Walyering gas field.

Here's how the rest of today's winners look:

ASX-listed company Share price Price change
Strike Energy Ltd (ASX: STX) $0.22 7.32%
Centuria Capital Group (ASX: CNI) $1.85 4.23%
Nickel Industries Ltd (ASX: NIC) $0.965 3.21%
Credit Corp Group Ltd (ASX: CCP) $14.51 3.13%
Whitehaven Coal Ltd (ASX: WHC) $8.00 2.30%
De Grey Mining Ltd (ASX: DEG) $1.125 1.81%
Stockland Corporation Ltd (ASX: SGP) $4.57 1.78%
New Hope Corporation Ltd (ASX: NHC) $5.05 1.61%
Treasury Wine Estates Ltd (ASX: TWE) $11.62 0.96%
Pro Medicus Limited (ASX: PME) $114.31 0.94%

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 Pro Medicus. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Pro Medicus and Treasury Wine Estates. 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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