Here are the top 10 ASX 200 shares today

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After a wobbly start to the day, the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) posted a gain for the first time in three sessions after lacklustre performances yesterday and on Friday.

At the end of Tuesday’s trade, the index was up 0.26% at 6,807.3 points.

ASX 200 energy shares lead the way

ASX 200 energy shares drove the market higher today on the back of rising commodity prices.

The Brent crude price rose 1.9% overnight to trade at US$105.15 a barrel. The US Nymex crude price lifted 2.1% to US$96.70 a barrel.

Meanwhile, the price of thermal coal increased 0.3% to reach U$410.25 a tonne.

Materials shares also spent a day in the sun, likely on the back of a gain in iron ore futures, up 0.5% to US$105.01.

On the flipside, ASX consumer discretionary shares and ASX healthcare shares suffered.

The S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Discretionary Index (AS: XDJ) fell 1.7% today. The S&P/ASX 200 Health Care Index (ASX: XHJ) slipped 0.9%.

So, without further ado let’s take a look at which ASX 200 shares outperformed all others on Tuesday.

Top 10 ASX 200 shares countdown

Today’s top-performing ASX 200 share was none other than Zip Co Ltd (ASX: ZIP).

The buy now, pay later player lifted a whopping 20% despite the company’s silence. The Zip share price surged to trade higher than $1 for the first time in two months.

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

ASX-listed company Share price Price change
Zip Co Ltd (ASX: ZIP) $1.025 19.88%
Paladin Energy Ltd (ASX: PDN) $0.665 8.13%
Nanosonics Ltd (ASX: NAN) $4.54 6.57%
Whitehaven Coal Ltd (ASX: WHC) $6.48 6.4%
Lake Resources NL (ASX: LKE) $0.73 5.8%
Telix Pharmaceuticals Ltd (ASX: TLX) $7.31 5.79%
Nickel Industries Ltd (ASX: NIC) $1.085 5.34%
Imugene Limited (ASX: IMU) $0.24 4.35%
Beach Energy Ltd (ASX: BPT) $1.80 4.05%
Mineral Resources Limited (ASX: MIN) $49.22 3.38%

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 Fool.com.au after the market has closed during weekdays to see which stocks make the countdown.

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