Here are the top 10 ASX 200 shares today

Investors were back to buying stocks with a vengeance this Wednesday.

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It was a rip-roaring day of trade for the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) and most ASX shares this Thursday.

After a rough start to the week, the ASX 200 seemed to be making up for lost time this session, adding a rosy 1.19%. That leaves the index at 7,831.8 points.

This euphoric Thursday for the Australian share market comes after a more mixed night over on the American markets overnight.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average Index (DJX: DJI) had a bouncy day, but ended up finishing 0.061% lower.

It was better for the Nasdaq Composite Index (NASDAQ: .IXIC) though, which shot up 0.88%.

But let's return to the ASX boards now with a checkup of what the various ASX sectors were doing this Thursday.

Winners and losers

With the market being in such a good mood today, it should be no surprise to see that there were far more winners than losers for the session

But leading the losers today were utilities shares. The S&P/ASX 200 Utilities Index (ASX: XUJ) had another shocker, tanking by 1.11%.

Tech stocks also found themselves on the wrong side of the ledger. The S&P/ASX 200 Information Technology Index (ASX: XIJ) ended up shedding 0.36% of its value.

But that's it for the losers.

Turning now to the winners, mining shares led the pack. The S&P/ASX 200 Materials Index (ASX: XMJ) had a cracking day, rocketing by 2.26%.

Gold stocks were close behind broader miners, evidenced by the All Ordinaries Gold Index (ASX: XGD)'s 1.96% surge.

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) were up there as well. The S&P/ASX 200 A-REIT Index (ASX: XPJ) had soared a confident 1.31% by today's close.

Financial shares had a wonderful day too, with the S&P/ASX 200 Financials Index (ASX: XFJ) flying 1.24% higher.

Then we had energy stocks. The S&P/ASX 200 Energy Index (ASX: XEJ) gained an impressive 1.17% this Thursday.

Consumer discretionary shares also counted themselves among the winners, backed up by a 0.85% lift from the S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Discretionary Index (ASX: XDJ).

Communications stocks were running hot too, with the S&P/ASX 200 Communication Services Index (ASX: XTJ) bouncing 0.78% higher.

ASX industrial shares were another sector in demand. The S&P/ASX 200 Industrials Index (ASX: XNJ) was sent 0.67% higher today.

Healthcare stocks also saw some positive attention from investors, illustrated by the S&P/ASX 200 Healthcare Index (ASX: XHJ)'s 0.65% gain.

Finally, consumer staples shares found themselves on the right side of the market. The S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Staples Index (ASX: XSJ) ended up increasing 0.44%.

Top 10 ASX 200 shares countdown

Taking out this Thursday's crown was gold stock Bellevue Gold Ltd (ASX: BGL). Bellevue shares rocketed a compelling 6.5% up to $1.965 each today.

There wasn't any fresh news or announcements from the company, but most gold shares performed well this session

Here's a look at the other top stocks from today's trading:

ASX-listed company Share price Price change
Bellevue Gold Ltd (ASX: BGL) $1.965 6.50%
Magellan Financial Group Ltd (ASX: MFG) $9.07 6.08%
Arcadium Lithium plc (ASX: LTM) $5.19 5.49%
Mineral Resources Ltd (ASX: MIN) $57.97 4.77%
Capricorn Metals Ltd (ASX: CMM) $5.01 4.59%
Santos Ltd (ASX: STO) $8.00 4.17%
Evolution Mining Ltd (ASX: EVN) $3.60 4.05%
Genesis Minerals Ltd (ASX: GMD) $1.865 3.90%
IGO Ltd (ASX: IGO) $5.89 3.33%
Newmont Corporation (ASX: NEM) $64.69 3.22%

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 positions in Newmont. 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 no position in any of the stocks mentioned. 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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