Here are the top 10 ASX 200 shares today

It was a pretty awful start to the trading week for ASX shares today.

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It ended up being a miserable start to the trading week for the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) and most ASX shares this Monday.

After enjoying a happy Friday last week, the ASX 200 changed course today, shedding a nasty 0.8%. That leaves the index at 7,733.7 points.

This rather depressing start to the trading week follows a mixed end to the American week last Friday night (our time).

The Dow Jones Industrial Average Index (DJX: DJI) managed to pull off a rise, lifting by 0.04%.

But the Nasdaq Composite Index (NASDAQ: .IXIC) wasn't quite as lucky, and dipped 0.18%.

Let's return to Australian shares now and examine how the different ASX sectors handled today's market turmoil.

Winners and losers

It was almost a universally bad day amongst the ASX sectors, with only one managing to rise.

But first, the worst place to have your money this Monday was in gold shares. The All Ordinaries Gold Index (ASX: XGD) was a horror show today, cratering by a horrid 2.52%.

Energy stocks didn't get much reprieve either. The S&P/ASX 200 Energy Index (ASX: XEJ) tanked 1.86% today.

Healthcare shares were also targeted, with the S&P/ASX 200 Healthcare Index (ASX: XHJ) plunging 1.6% by the closing bell.

Consumer discretionary stocks weren't riding in to save the day. The S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Discretionary Index (ASX: XDJ) dropped 1.15%.

Mining shares also copped a beating, as you can see from the S&P/ASX 200 Materials Index (ASX: XMJ)'s 1.06% haircut.

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) were on the nose too. The S&P/ASX 200 A-REIT Index (ASX: XPJ) was sent home 0.93% lower.

Communications stocks weren't making friends either, with the S&P/ASX 200 Communication Services Index (ASX: XTJ) losing 0.74% of its value.

Nor were financial shares. The S&P/ASX 200 Financials Index (ASX: XFJ) had sunk 0.57% by the end of the day.

Investors were also bailing out of ASX consumer staples stocks, evident from the S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Staples Index (ASX: XSJ)'s 0.45% loss.

Ditto with utilities shares. The S&P/ASX 200 Utilities Index (ASX: XUJ) slid down 0.31%.

Our final losers were tech stocks. The S&P/ASX 200 Information Technology Index (ASX: XIJ) slipped 0.08% this Monday.

Turning to our one winner now, and it was the industrial sector. Industrial shares were spared from the fate of their peers, with the S&P/ASX 200 Industrials Index (ASX: XNJ) lifting by a confident 0.71%.

Top 10 ASX 200 shares countdown

Coming in hottest on the index this Monday was retail stock Premier Investments Limited (ASX: PMV). Premier shares shot 6.88% higher today to finish up at a flat $32 each.

This spike comes after the company outlined a proposal to sell off some of its brands to Myer Holdings Ltd (ASX: MYR) this morning.

Here's a look at the rest of today's best stocks:

ASX-listed company Share price Price change
Premier Investments Limited (ASX: PMV) $32.00 6.88%
AMP Ltd (ASX: AMP) $1.12 3.70%
Qube Holdings Ltd (ASX: QUB) $3.63 2.83%
Judo Capital Holdings Ltd (ASX: JDO) $1.365 2.63%
Monadelphous Group Ltd (ASX: MND) $13.32 2.62%
Incitec Pivot Ltd (ASX: IPL) $2.92 2.46%
West African Resources Ltd (ASX: WAF) $1.54 2.33%
Cleanaway Waste Management Ltd (ASX: CWY) $2.75 2.23%
AUB Group Ltd (ASX: AUB) $32.09 2.23%
Strike Energy Ltd (ASX: STX) $0.23 2.22%

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 no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Aub Group and Premier Investments. 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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