Here are the top 10 ASX 200 shares today

ASX investors enjoyed a day to remember this Thursday…

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The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) enjoyed a cracking day this Thursday, leaping higher and erasing much of the negativity from earlier in the week.

By the time the closing bell rang, the ASX 200 had added a convincing 0.93%, lifting the index up to 7,889.6 points.

This euphoric Thursday session for most ASX shares follows a similarly bullish night of trading up on Wall Street overnight (our time).

The Dow Jones Industrial Average Index (DJX: DJI) exploded higher, pushing up a confident 1.09% last night.

It was even better for the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index (NASDAQ: .IXIC), which enjoyed a 1.18% surge.

But it's time now to return to the local share market and see just how good today's trading was for the different ASX sectors this Thursday.

Winners and losers

Unsurprisingly, it was all smiles on the ASX today, with every single sector recording a rise.

The worst place to be (a harsh label in this context) was in ASX utilities shares. The S&P/ASX 200 Utilities Index (ASX: XUJ) came in last today, recording a rise of 0.25%.

Financial stocks also lagged most other shares, with the S&P/ASX 200 Financials Index (ASX: XFJ) bumping up 0.52%.

Communications shares did better though. The S&P/ASX 200 Communication Services Index (ASX: XTJ) enjoyed a gain of 0.6% today.

Consumer discretionary stocks came in better again, with the S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Discretionary Index (ASX: XDJ) shooting up 0.87%.

Its consumer staples counterpart fared similarly. The S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Staples Index (ASX: XSJ) saw a value add of 0.88%.

Industrial shares stepped on the gas, as evidenced by the S&P/ASX 200 Industrials Index (ASX: XNJ)'s 0.98% great leap forward.

Energy stocks were on fire today. The S&P/ASX 200 Energy Index (ASX: XEJ) galloped a hefty 1.11% upward.

As were mining shares, with the S&P/ASX 200 Materials Index (ASX: XMJ) charging up 1.18%.

Healthcare stocks were the next cab off the rank. The S&P/ASX 200 Healthcare Index (ASX: XHJ) blazed up 1.32%.

Tech stocks were shining brightly today too, illustrated by the S&P/ASX 200 Information Technology Index (ASX: XIJ)'s 1.46% surge.

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) got today's silver medal, with the S&P/ASX 200 A-REIT Index (ASX: XPJ) soaring 1.6%.

But the gold went to, fittingly, gold shares. The All Ordinaries Gold Index (ASX: XGD) blew it out of the water today, rocketing a whopping 2.16%.

Top 10 ASX 200 shares countdown

Today's top stock came in as healthcare share Telix Pharmaceuticals Ltd (ASX: TLX). Telix stock shot up a happy 10.48% today to $19.39 a share.

This spike came after the company told investors it would benefit from changes to the United States' Medicare and Medicaid programs.

Here's a look at the rest of today's most victorious shares:

ASX-listed company Share price Price change
Telix Pharmaceuticals Ltd (ASX: TLX) $19.39 10.48%
Deep Yellow Ltd (ASX: DYL) $1.49 9.16%
Paladin Energy Ltd (ASX: PDN) $13.98 6.15%
Boss Energy Ltd (ASX: BOE) $3.98 6.13%
Perseus Mining Ltd (ASX: PRU) $2.64 5.18%
Mirvac Group (ASX: MGR) $1.93 4.32%
Genesis Minerals Ltd (ASX: GMD) $1.955 3.99%
Arcadium Lithium plc (ASX: LTM) $5.06 3.90%
Newmont Corporation (ASX: NEM) $67.58 3.78%
Domain Holdings Australia Ltd (ASX: DHG)
$3.05 3.74%

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 positions in and has recommended Telix Pharmaceuticals. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Telix Pharmaceuticals. 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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