Here are the top 10 ASX 200 shares today

ASX investors copped yet another bruising in the markets today.

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It was yet another dire day for the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) and most ASX shares this Thursday. After falling most days this week, the ASX 200 kept the train rolling today, sliding another 0.49%. That leaves the index at 7,628.2 points.

This depressing session for ASX shares comes after a night of selling up on the US markets last night as well.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average Index (DJX: .DJI) had an awful day (night our time), crashing 1.06% lower.

It wasn't that much better for the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index (NASDAQ: .IXIC), which slumped 0.58%.

But let's return to the ASX boards now for a look at how the different ASX sectors handled today's selling pressure.

Winners and losers

Unlike yesterday, we did see some ASX sectors that managed to eke out a gain today. But more on those soon.

First up, the worst place to have been invested this Thursday was in gold stocks. The All Ordinaries Gold Index (ASX: XGD) had a horror show of a day, tanking 3.02% lower.

It wasn't much of an improvement for broader mining shares. The S&P/ASX 200 Materials Index (ASX: XMJ) crashed down 1.86%.

Utilities stocks also faced the music. The S&P/ASX 200 Utilities Index (ASX: XUJ) shed another 1.43% of its value today.

Energy shares were right behind that, with the S&P/ASX 200 Energy Index (ASX: XEJ) getting docked 1.4%.

Consumer staples stocks travelled a little better though, with the S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Staples Index (ASX: XSJ) shedding 0.29%.

Financial shares were in the same ballpark. The S&P/ASX 200 Financials Index (ASX: XFJ) sank 0.2% lower.

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) found themselves on the same page as well, with the S&P/ASX 200 A-REIT Index (ASX: XPJ) slipping 0.11%.

That's it for the losers, believe it or not.

Today's winners were led by consumer discretionary stocks. The S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Discretionary Index (ASX: XDJ) was in fine form, surging 0.74% higher.

As were ASX communications shares. The S&P/ASX 200 Communication Services Index (ASX: XTJ) rose 0.37%.

Industrial stocks were in demand as well, as you can see from the S&P/ASX 200 Industrials Index (ASX: XNJ)'s 0.27% lift.

Healthcare shares found themselves on the right side of the market too, illustrated by the S&P/ASX 200 Healthcare Index (ASX: XHJ)'s 0.27% uptick.

Finally, tech stocks pulled off a slight win too, with the S&P/ASX 200 Information Technology Index (ASX: XIJ) lifting 0.08%.

Top 10 ASX 200 shares countdown

Bucking the market trend the most this Thursday was healthcare company Pro Medicus Limited (ASX: PME).

Pro Medicus stock had a strong session, rising 3.61% up to $120.07 a share. This rise may have been due to the company announcing new contracts this week, as well as receiving some love from an ASX broker.

Here's how the rest of today's winners landed the plane:

ASX-listed company Share price Price change
Pro Medicus Limited (ASX: PME) $120.07 3.61%
NRW Holdings Ltd (ASX: NWH) $3.00 3.45%
Collins Foods Ltd (ASX: CKF) $9.35 3.31%
Domino's Pizza Enterprises Ltd (ASX: DMP) $38.22 2.94%
Data#3 Ltd (ASX: DTL) $7.77 2.78%
Reliance Worldwide Corporation Ltd (ASX: RWC) $4.84 2.76%
Qantas Airways Ltd (ASX: QAN) $6.07 2.71%
Domain Holdings Australia Ltd (ASX: DHG) $2.97 2.41%
Polynovo Ltd (ASX: PNV) $2.20 2.33%
Netwealth Group Ltd (ASX: NWL) $20.61 2.18%

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 Domino's Pizza Enterprises, Netwealth Group, PolyNovo, Pro Medicus, and Reliance Worldwide. The Motley Fool Australia has positions in and has recommended Netwealth Group. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Collins Foods, Domino's Pizza Enterprises, and Pro Medicus. 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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