Here are the top 10 ASX 200 shares today

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The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) ended Monday’s session in the red, weighed down by tech shares. At market close, the index was 0.02% lower at 6,789.9 points.

The S&P/ASX 200 Information Technology Index (ASX: XIJ) dumped 1.5% following Friday’s poor performance on Wall Street.

The tech-heavy NASDAQ Composite (NASDAQ: .IXIC) slumped 1.9% on Friday’s session overseas while the S&P 500 (SP: .INX) fell 0.9% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJX: .DJI) recorded an 0.4% slip.

Telecommunication and healthcare shares also suffered today, with their sectors slipping 1.2% and 1%, respectively.

Looking into the green, though, utilities and materials outperformed. The S&P/ASX 200 Materials Index (ASX: XMJ) lifted 1% following a slight uptick in base metal prices, as well as iron ore futures and gold futures.

All in all, four of the ASX 200’s 11 sectors were recording gains at the closing bell.

So, which ASX 200 shares outperformed all others on Monday? Let’s take a look.

Top 10 ASX 200 shares countdown

Today’s top performing ASX 200 share was Insurance Australia Group Ltd (ASX: IAG). The stock bounced back from its recent lousy performance to post a 6% gain today. Find out more about what the insurer has been up to here.

Today’s biggest gains were made by these ASX 200 shares:

ASX-listed company Share price Price change
Insurance Australia Group Ltd (ASX: IAG) $4.46 5.94%
Steadfast Group Ltd (ASX: SDF) $5.32 3.91%
Evolution Mining Ltd (ASX: EVN) $2.43 3.85%
Nickel Industries Ltd (ASX: NIC) $1.03 3%
Flight Centre Travel Group Ltd (ASX: FLT) $17.62 2.98%
Corporate Travel Management Ltd (ASX: CTD) $18.77 2.91%
Northern Star Resources Ltd (ASX: NST) $7.31 2.67%
Suncorp Group Ltd (ASX: SUN) $11.30 2.63%
Charter Hall Group (ASX: CHC) $11.95 2.4%
Fortescue Metals Group Limited (ASX: FMG) $18.25 2.36%

Our top 10 ASX 200 shares countdown is a recurring end-of-day summary to ensure you know which companies were making big moves on the day. Check in at after the market has closed during weekdays to see which stocks make the countdown.

The post Here are the top 10 ASX 200 shares today appeared first on The Motley Fool Australia.

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Motley Fool contributor Brooke Cooper 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 Steadfast Group Ltd. The Motley Fool Australia has positions in and has recommended Insurance Australia Group Limited. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Corporate Travel Management Limited, Flight Centre Travel Group Limited, and Steadfast Group Ltd. 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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