Here are the top 10 ASX 200 shares today

The markets ended the trading week on a sad note today.

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It ended up being a disappointing end to the trading week for the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) and many ASX shares this Friday.

After falling most days this week, the ASX 200 continued the trend today, with the index dropping 0.33% down to 7,724.3 points.

This deflating end to the Australian share market's week follows a mixed night over on Wall Street last night (our time).

The Dow Jones Industrial Average Index (DJX: DJI) had another lacklustre day, shedding 0.17%.

However, things were better for the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index (NASDAQ: .IXIC), which recorded a rise of 0.34%.

But let's return to the ASX and see how the different ASX sectors ended their respective weeks.

Winners and losers

There were decidedly more losers than winners amongst the ASX sectors this Friday.

Leading those losers were gold stocks. The All Ordinaries Gold Index (ASX: XGD) was hounded down 1.62%.

Communications shares also had a pretty rough time, with the S&P/ASX 200 Communication Services Index (ASX: XTJ) tanking 1.06%.

Tech stocks received a metaphorical clip on the ear too. The S&P/ASX 200 Information Technology Index (ASX: XIJ) cratered 0.85%.

Industrial shares were punished as well, evident from the S&P/ASX 200 Industrials Index (ASX: XNJ)'s 0.77% downgrade.

Energy stocks didn't escape either. The S&P/ASX 200 Energy Index (ASX: XEJ) slumped 0.62%.

Then we had broader mining shares. The S&P/ASX 200 Materials Index (ASX: XMJ) shed 0.59% of its value.

Financial stocks were at the pity party too, illustrated by the S&P/ASX 200 Financials Index (ASX: XFJ)'s drop of 0.25%.

As were utilities shares. The S&P/ASX 200 Utilities Index (ASX: XUJ) was sent 0.2% lower by investors today.

Our final losing sector was the consumer staples space, as you might gather from the S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Staples Index (ASX: XSJ)'s slip of 0.03%.

Turning now to the far less numerous winners, we had consumer discretionary stocks leading the pack. The S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Discretionary Index (ASX: XDJ) enjoyed a lift of 0.19%.

Healthcare shares were also spared from the market's woes. The S&P/ASX 200 Healthcare Index (ASX: XHJ) ended up banking a gain of 0.13% today.

Finally, real estate investment trusts (REITs) pulled off a rise. Only barely though, as the S&P/ASX 200 A-REIT Index (ASX: XPJ) inched just 0.01% upwards.

Top 10 ASX 200 shares countdown

This Friday's winning stock was gaming company Tabcorp Holdings Ltd (ASX: TAH).  Tabcorp shares spiked by a pleasing 10.08% today up to 65.5 cents each.

There wasn't any news out of the company itself, but investors may have been responding to news that the New South Wales Government is considering reforms to wagering taxes.

Here's how the rest of today's winners slid home:

ASX-listed company Share price Price change
Tabcorp Holdings Ltd (ASX: TAH) $0.655 10.08%
Life360 Inc (ASX: 360) $15.07 5.46%
SmartGroup Corporation Ltd (ASX: SIQ) $8.28 2.10%
Star Entertainment Group Ltd (ASX: SGR) $0.49 2.08%
IDP Education Ltd (ASX: IEL) $15.41 1.99%
HomeCo Daily Need REIT (ASX: HDN) $1.225 1.66%
Flight Centre Travel Group Ltd (ASX: FLT) $19.57 1.56%
Boss Energy Ltd (ASX: BOE) $4.14 1.47%
Healius Ltd (ASX: HLS) $1.44 1.41%
Arena REIT (ASX: ARF) $3.72 1.09%

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 Idp Education and Life360. The Motley Fool Australia has positions in and has recommended Smartgroup. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Flight Centre Travel Group and HomeCo Daily Needs REIT. 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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