Here are the top 10 ASX 200 shares today

It was a bleak Wednesday for many ASX shares today.

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The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) endured a bumpy hump day session this Wednesday, recording a drop despite a stint in positive territory this morning.

By the time the markets closed, the ASX 200 had retreated by 0.11%, leaving the index at 7,769.7 points.

This miserable day for the Australian markets comes after a slightly more optimistic night over in the United States.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average Index (DJX: DJI) managed to put on a decent 0.15%.

The Nasdaq Composite Index (NASDAQ: .IXIC) wasn't quite as motivated though, inching up 0.029%.

But time to return to the ASX with a look at how the various ASX sectors handled today's trading.

Winners and losers

We saw a pretty even split between the red and green sectors this Wednesday.

Starting with the red ones, industrial shares were the worst place to be invested in this session. The S&P/ASX 200 Industrials Index (ASX: XNJ) tanked by 0.61% by the closing bell.

Financial stocks also had another rough day, with the S&P/ASX 200 Financials Index (ASX: XFJ) given a 0.36% demotion.

Communications shares were just behind that, with the S&P/ASX 200 Communication Services Index (ASX: XTJ) losing 0.24%.

Utilities stocks were on the same page. The S&P/ASX 200 Utilities Index (ASX: XUJ) also dropped 0.24%.

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) found themselves on investors' bad side too, as you can see from the S&P/ASX 200 A-REIT Index (ASX: XPJ)'s 0.14% slide.

Our last losers were mining shares. But barely, as the S&P/ASX 200 Materials Index (ASX: XMJ) slipped just 0.01% lower.

Turning now to the winners and gold stocks led the pack. The All Ordinaries Gold Index (ASX: XGD) shone today, shooting up 1.11%.

Energy shares also had a party, with the S&P/ASX 200 Energy Index (ASX: XEJ) seeing a 0.85% improvement.

Consumer staples stocks were in demand as well. The S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Staples Index (ASX: XSJ) managed a 0.46% rise.

Its consumer discretionary stablemate wasn't quite as sought after, but no one would mind the S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Discretionary Index (ASX: XDJ)'s 0.07% climb.

Healthcare shares lived up to their name too, if only just. The S&P/ASX 200 Healthcare Index (ASX: XHJ) lifted 0.04% by market close.

Finally, tech stocks eked out a gain as well, although the S&P/ASX 200 Information Technology Index (ASX: XIJ)'s 0.4% probably didn't set anything on fire.

Top 10 ASX 200 shares countdown

Leading the Index charge this Wednesday was healthcare stock Telix Pharmaceuticals Ltd (ASX: TLX). Telix shares had a wonderful session today, rocketing up 4.36% to $17.95 a share.

There wasn't any news out of the company itself that would explain this, but perhaps some recent love from an ASX broker got investors in a buying mood.

Here's how the rest of today's winners list panned out:

ASX-listed company Share price Price change
Telix Pharmaceuticals Ltd (ASX: TLX) $17.95 4.36%
Light & Wonder Inc (ASX: LNW) $148.18 4.21%
Deep Yellow Limited (ASX: DYL) $1.485 4.21%
Mirvac Group (ASX: MGR) $1.925 3.22%
Sigma Healthcare Ltd (ASX: SIG) $1.30 2.77%
Treasury Wine Estates Ltd (ASX: TWE) $12.41 2.73%
Genesis Minerals Ltd (ASX: GMD) $1.81 2.55%
Bellevue Gold Ltd (ASX: BGL) $1.835 2.51%
Data#3 Ltd (ASX: DTL) $8.18 2.00%
Pro Medicus Limited (ASX: PME) $135.98 1.86%

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, Pro Medicus, and Telix Pharmaceuticals. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Light & Wonder, Pro Medicus, Telix Pharmaceuticals, 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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