Here are the top 10 ASX 200 shares today

It was a fantastic Thursday for ASX shares today.

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The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) enjoyed another top day this Thursday, with most ASX shares punching higher.

By the time trading wrapped up, the ASX 200 had gained a rosy 0.68%, pushing the index back up to 7,821.8 points.

This joyous trading day for Australian investors follows a decent night over on the American markets as well.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average Index (DJX: .DJI) had a solid showing, rising 0.25%.

It was far better for the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index (NASDAQ: .IXIC) though, which rocketed 1.96% higher.

But let's get back to the local markets now, with a look at how the various ASX sectors went during today's optimistic buying.

Winners and losers

We saw every single sector on the market record a rise today.

Leading the charge were gold stocks. The All Ordinaries Gold Index (ASX: XGD) had a huge day exploding 2.19% higher.

Tech shares also had a great time, with the S&P/ASX 200 Information Technology Index (ASX: XIJ) surging 1.41%.

So did ASX financial stocks. The S&P/ASX 200 Financials Index (ASX: XFJ) flew 0.95% upwards this Thursday.

Another bright spot was the healthcare space. The S&P/ASX 200 Healthcare Index (ASX: XHJ) soared 0.94%.

Then we had industrial shares. The S&P/ASX 200 Industrials Index (ASX: XNJ) was in demand too, rising by 0.84%.

Consumer staples stocks saw nice buying pressure as well, as you can see from the S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Staples Index (ASX: XSJ)'s 0.69% jump.

Its consumer discretionary counterpart joined the party as well, evident from the S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Discretionary Index (ASX: XDJ)'s 0.56% gain.

Utilities shares put up some decent numbers as well. The S&P/ASX 200 Utilities Index (ASX: XUJ) appreciated by 0.52% this session.

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) were also seeing some action, with the S&P/ASX 200 A-REIT Index (ASX: XPJ) bouncing 0.4% higher.

Mining shares were making their investors happy. The S&P/ASX 200 Materials Index (ASX: XMJ) lifted 0.4%.

Communications stocks could say the same. The S&P/ASX 200 Communication Services Index (ASX: XTJ) enjoyed a 0.29% bump today.

Our final winners were energy shares. The S&P/ASX 200 Energy Index (ASX: XEJ) nearly broke with its stablemates but managed to wrangle out a 0.01% increase by market close.

Top 10 ASX 200 shares countdown

Coming out on top of the index pole this Thursday was coal miner Coronado Global Resources Inc (ASX: CRN). Coronado shares vaulted a happy 6.47% higher today to finish up at $1.235 each.

This move comes after Coronado held its annual general meeting, which investors seemed to get a kick out of.

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

ASX-listed company Share price Price change
Coronado Global Resources Inc (ASX: CRN) $1.235 6.47%
Nanosonics Ltd (ASX: NAN) $3.10 6.16%
Silver Lake Resources Ltd (ASX: SLR) $1.56 6.12%
Genesis Minerals Ltd (ASX: GMD) $1.92 4.92%
Red 5 Ltd (ASX: RED) $0.455 4.60%
Perseus Mining Ltd (ASX: PRU) $2.44 4.27%
Orora Ltd (ASX: ORA) $2.19 3.79%
Regis Resources Ltd (ASX: RRL) $1.855 3.63%
Bellevue Gold Ltd (ASX: BGL) $1.97 3.14%
WiseTech Global Ltd (ASX: WTC) $100.22 2.83%

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 Nanosonics and WiseTech Global. The Motley Fool Australia has positions in and has recommended Nanosonics and WiseTech Global. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Orora. 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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