Here are the top 10 ASX 200 shares today

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The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) tumbled to its lowest point since July today, hitting an intraday low of 6,695 points. As of the market’s close, it was down 1.56% at 6,700.20 points.

Its suffering followed a brutal night on Wall Street that saw the Dow Jones Industrial Average Index (DJX: .DJI) fall 1% and the S&P 500 Index (SP: .INX) slump 1.1%. The Nasdaq Composite Index (NASDAQ: .IXIC), meanwhile, dropped 0.9%.

Their tumble came as the United States prepared to learn of the Federal Reserve’s next interest rate decision.

The S&P/ASX 200 Materials Index (ASX: XMJ) was the Aussie bourse’s biggest weight on Wednesday, falling 2.64%. Only a handful of the market’s biggest material stocks closed in the green today.

The S&P/ASX 200 Energy Index (ASX: XEJ) also dragged on the index. It fell 0.8% after both the Brent crude oil price and the US Nymex crude oil price slumped 1.5% to US$90.62 a barrel and US$84.45 a barrel respectively.

Today’s top-performing sector was the S&P/ASX 200 Communication Services Index (ASX: XTJ), lifting 0.07%.

Plenty of ASX 200 shares posted decent gains today. Keep reading to find out which stock outperformed all others.

Top 10 ASX 200 shares countdown

The index’s top-performing share on Wednesday was Washington H Soul Pattinson and Co Ltd (ASX: SOL).

The investment house posted its financial year 2022 earnings this morning, detailing a 154% year-on-year increase in after-tax profits.

Today’s biggest gains were made by these shares:

ASX-listed company Share price Price change
Washington H Soul Pattinson and Co Ltd (ASX: SOL) $27.10 4.96%
Viva Energy Group Ltd (ASX: VEA) $2.75 4.56%
Whitehaven Coal Ltd (ASX: WHC) $8.96 3.82%
New Hope Corporation Limited (ASX: NHC) $6.16 3.7%
BrainChip Holdings Ltd (ASX: BRN) $0.91 2.82%
Telstra Corporation Ltd (ASX: TLS) $3.84 1.05%
Pilbara Minerals Ltd (ASX: PLS) $4.94 1.02%
Lake Resources NL (ASX: LKE) $1.06 0.95%
Chalice Mining Ltd (ASX: CHN) $4.03 0.75%
Event Hospitality and Entertainment Ltd (ASX: EVT) $13.26 0.61%

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 Fool.com.au after the weekday market closes to see which stocks make the countdown.

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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 Washington H. Soul Pattinson and Company Limited. The Motley Fool Australia has positions in and has recommended Telstra Corporation Limited and Washington H. Soul Pattinson and Company Limited. 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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