Here are the top 10 ASX 200 shares today

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The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) bounced back with a bang on Thursday, rising 0.79% to close at 7,410.3 points.

It came amid the release of the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ latest employment data, finding unemployment rose to 3.7% in January. That’s likely good news for those wishing inflation to ease.  

Leading the market higher today was the S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Discretionary Index (ASX: XDJ). The sector leapt 2.7% today.

It was also a good day for S&P/ASX 200 Information Technology Index (ASX: XIJ) stocks – the tech sector rose 2.7%.

However, fans of ASX 200 energy shares were likely left disappointed. The S&P/ASX 200 Energy Index (ASX: XEJ) slumped 0.7% as coal shares weighed amid earnings from Whitehaven Coal Ltd (ASX: WHC) and New Hope Corporation Limited (ASX: NHC).

The coal producers also responded to the NSW Government’s price cap and coal reservation policy today.

So, with all that in mind, let’s take a look at the 10 shares that outperformed all others on Thursday.

Top 10 ASX 200 shares countdown

Today’s biggest gain on the ASX 200 came from Orora Ltd (ASX: ORA) shares. They surged 15% to close at $3.33 on the back of the company’s first-half earnings.

These shares made today’s biggest gains:

ASX-listed company Share price Price change
Orora Ltd (ASX: ORA) $3.33 14.83%
Sonic Healthcare Limited (ASX: SHL) $33.20 14.25%
Corporate Travel Management Ltd (ASX: CTD) $17.32 9.97%
Block Inc (ASX: SQ2) $122.10 9.25%
BrainChip Holdings Ltd (ASX: BRN) $0.555 8.82%
Megaport Ltd (ASX: MP1) $6.44 8.78%
GUD Holdings Limited (ASX: GUD) $9.61 7.49%
Abacus Property Group (ASX: ABP) $3.06 7.37%
Healius Ltd (ASX: HLS) $3.02 7.09%
Magellan Financial Group Ltd (ASX: MFG) $10.05 6.35%

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.

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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 Block and Megaport. The Motley Fool Australia has positions in and has recommended Block. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Corporate Travel Management, Megaport, and Sonic Healthcare. 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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