Here are the top 10 ASX 200 shares today

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The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) started the short week in the red, falling 0.11% in Monday’s session to close at 7,322 points.

Weighing it down was the mining sector, with two of the S&P/ASX 20 Index (ASX: XTL)’s materials giants – Fortescue Metals Group Limited (ASX: FMG) and South32 Ltd (ASX: S32) – posting apparently disappointing quarterly production updates.

The S&P/ASX 200 Materials Index (ASX: XMJ) slumped 1.6% while shares in Fortescue dumped 3.4% and those of South32 tumbled 7.4%. The sector was likely hampered by iron ore futures, which fell 1.8% on Friday to US$117.21 a tonne.

The top-performing sector, on the other hand, was the S&P/ASX 200 Real Estate Index (ASX: XRE). It jumped 1.2%.

Interestingly, however, today’s top-performing stock is housed on the S&P/ASX 200 Health Care Index (ASX: XHJ). Keep reading to find out healthcare share outperformed all others on the index on Monday.

Top 10 ASX 200 shares countdown

The Nanosonics Ltd (ASX: NAN) share price posted the ASX 200’s biggest gain today, rising 7.5% to close at $5.56.

That’s despite no news having been released by the infection prevention specialist.  

These shares made today’s biggest gains:

ASX-listed company Share price Price change
Nanosonics Ltd (ASX: NAN) $5.56 7.54%
Pilbara Minerals Ltd (ASX: PLS) $4.23 5.22%
Polynovo Ltd (ASX: PNV) $1.70 4.94%
Credit Corp Group Limited (ASX: CCP) $17.41 4.56%
Centuria Capital Group (ASX: CNI) $1.74 3.88%
Downer EDI Ltd (ASX: DOW) $3.52 2.92%
Block Inc CDI (ASX: SQ2) $95.08 2.25%
Ingenia Communities Group (ASX: INA) $4.14 2.22%
Mineral Resources Ltd (ASX: MIN) $80.36 2.11%
ResMed Inc (ASX: RMD) $34.25 2.06%

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, Nanosonics, PolyNovo, and ResMed. The Motley Fool Australia has positions in and has recommended Block, Nanosonics, and ResMed. 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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