Here are the top 10 ASX 200 shares today

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The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) recovered its losses from earlier this week today to trade flat week-on-week. The index closed Friday’s session 0.79% higher at 7,104.10 points.

That leaves it within 11 points of where it finished last week’s trade following a disastrous 2% tumble over Monday and Tuesday.

All except one of the ASX 200’s 11 sectors closed higher today. The S&P/ASX 200 Communication Index (ASX: XTJ) was alone in the red, slipping 0.3%.

The S&P/ASX 200 Energy Index (ASX: XEJ) was the top performer, soaring 1.3% despite oil prices falling overnight. The Brent crude oil price slipped 1.9% to US$99.34 a barrel while the US Nymex crude oil price fell 2.5% to US$92.52 a barrel.

The S&P/ASX 200 Materials Index (ASX: XMJ) also rose 1% despite a falling iron ore price. Iron ore futures slumped 0.2% overnight to trade at $104.96 a tonne. Meanwhile, gold futures lifted 0.6% to US$1,771.40 an ounce and all base metals majors ended in the green.

Looking to ASX 200 earnings:

So, which ASX 200 share outperformed all others to be crowned this week’s final top performer? Keep reading to find out.

Top 10 ASX 200 shares countdown

Coming in as Friday’s biggest gainer was none other than the Bega Cheese Ltd (ASX: BGA) share price. The stock surged 12% despite the company posting a 69% year-on-year fall in profits.

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

ASX-listed company Share price Price change
Bega Cheese Ltd (ASX: BGA) $4.18 11.76%
Viva Energy Group Ltd (ASX: VEA) $2.95 6.88%
Qantas Airways Limited (ASX: QAN) $5.18 6.58%
Life360 Inc (ASX: 360) $5.27 4.98%
Champion Iron Ltd (ASX: CIA) $5.50 4.17%
Pilbara Minerals Ltd (ASX: PLS) $3.55 4.11%
Insignia Financial Ltd (ASX: IFL) $3.67 3.97%
Fortescue Metals Group Limited (ASX: FMG) $19.87 3.81%
Breville Group Ltd (ASX: BRG) $22.41 3.27%
Flight Centre Travel Group Ltd (ASX: FLT) $17.07 3.14%

Our top 10 ASX 200 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.

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

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