Here are the top 10 ASX 200 shares today

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The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) slipped lower on Thursday, falling 0.32% to close the session at 7,292.7 points.

Leading the fall was the S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Discretionary Index (ASX: XDJ), which slumped 0.8%.

Other sectors posting notable slumps included the S&P/ASX 200 Health Care Index (ASX: XHJ), the S&P/ASX 200 Financials Index (ASX: XFJ), and the S&P/ASX 200 Real Estate Index (ASX: XRE). They fell 0.6%, 0.5%, and 0.6% respectively.

Though, it wasn’t all bad. The S&P/ASX 200 Materials Index (ASX: XMJ) rose 0.2%, helped by the Allkem Ltd (ASX: AKE) share price. The company’s stock gained 4.1% amid rumours Rio Tinto Ltd (ASX: RIO) could consider it a takeover target.  

But today’s top-performing share doesn’t belong to any of the sectors mentioned thus far. Let’s take a look at what drove it to lead the ASX 200 today.

Top 10 ASX 200 shares countdown

Taking out today’s top spot was, of course, newly crowned takeover target Blackmores Ltd (ASX: BKL). The stock soared 22.75% on the back of a $1.9 billion acquisition offer.

These shares made today’s biggest gains:

ASX-listed company Share price Price change
Blackmores Ltd (ASX: BKL) $94.26 22.75%
Brainchip Holdings Ltd (ASX: BRN) $0.42 9.09%
Allkem Ltd (ASX: AKE) $11.80 4.15%
Kelsian Group Ltd (ASX: KLS) $5.99 3.28%
Nanosonics Ltd (ASX: NAN) $5.65 2.54%
Iress Ltd (ASX: IRE) $10.21 2%
Whitehaven Coal Ltd (ASX: WHC) $7.29 1.96%
Regis Resources Ltd (ASX: RRL) $2.18 1.87%
Capricorn Metals Ltd (ASX: CMM) $4.59 1.77%
Silver Lake Resources Ltd (ASX: SLR) $1.27 1.6%

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 Nanosonics. The Motley Fool Australia has positions in and has recommended Nanosonics. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Blackmores. 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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