Here are the top 10 ASX 200 shares today

ASX investors finally enjoyed a positive session this Wednesday…

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The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) finally turned a corner this Wednesday, recording its first positive trading day of the week.

By the end of trading, the ASX 200 had gained a decent 0.28%, leaving the index at 7,739.9 points.

This happy hump day for ASX shares follows a confident night of trading over on the American markets.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average Index (DJX: DJI) was in a good mood, rising 0.41% last night (our time).

The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index (NASDAQ: .IXIC) did even better, shooting up 0.84%.

But let's get back to the ASX now and take stock of what the different ASX sectors were up to this Wednesday.

Winners and losers

Despite the good mood of the broader markets, we still saw a few sectors take a backward step this session.

Most prominently of those were utilities stocks. The S&P/ASX 200 Utilities Index (ASX: XUJ) had a rough time today, tanking 0.55%.

Communications shares were also on the nose, with the S&P/ASX 200 Communication Services Index (ASX: XTJ) shedding 0.41%.

ASX financial stocks came next. The S&P/ASX 200 Financials Index (ASX: XFJ) ended up goign backwards by 0.36%.

Industrial shares were right on financials' tail, illustrated by the S&P/ASX 200 Industrials Index (ASX: XNJ)'s 0.34% slide.

But that's it for the red sectors this Wednesday.

Turning now to the green ones, these were led by tech stocks. The S&P/ASX 200 Information Technology Index (ASX: XIJ) had a ball, surging by 1.37%.

Mining shares also lit up the markets, with the S&P/ASX 200 Materials Index (ASX: XMJ) galloping 1.11% higher.

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) were on fire too. The S&P/ASX 200 A-REIT Index (ASX: XPJ) ended up soaring 0.92% by the closing bell.

Energy stocks enjoyed another top day, evident from the S&P/ASX 200 Energy Index (ASX: XEJ)'s 0.56% bounce.

Healthcare shares were looking lively as well. The S&P/ASX 200 Healthcare Index (ASX: XHJ) got a 0.52% shot in the arm from investors.

Consumer staples stocks also counted themselves lucky, with the S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Staples Index (ASX: XSJ) lifting 0.36%.

As did gold shares. The All Ordinaries Gold Index (ASX: XGD) was raised 0.25% by the markets today.

Our final winners were consumer discretionary stocks. The S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Discretionary Index (ASX: XDJ) rose by 0.18%.

Top 10 ASX 200 shares countdown

The hottest stock on the index this Wednesday came in at ASX uranium share Deep Yellow Ltd (ASX: DYL). Deep Yellow stock rose by a confident 6.84 today up to $1.405 a share.

There was no fresh news out of Deep Yellow today that might explain this move higher. Saying that, most uranium shares saw an uptick in value today.

Here are the remaining best shares of the session:

ASX-listed company Share price Price change
Deep Yellow Ltd (ASX: DYL) $1.405 6.84%
Paladin Energy Ltd (ASX: PDN) $13.15 6.13%
Stanmore Resources Ltd (ASX: SMR) $3.90 5.98%
Boss Energy Ltd (ASX: BOE) $4.19 4.75%
Whitehaven Coal Ltd (ASX: WHC) $8.92 3.84%
Lynas Rare Earths Ltd (ASX: LYC) $6.34 3.43%
Coronado Global Resources Inc (ASX: CRN) $1.385 3.36%
Alumina Ltd (ASX: ALU) $1.725 3.29%
Flight Centre Travel Group Ltd (ASX: FLT) $20.63 3.20%
Mineral Resources Ltd (ASX: MIN) $55.33 3.11%

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 Fool.com.au 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 Altium. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Flight Centre Travel Group. 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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