Here are the top 10 ASX 200 shares today

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The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) slumped on Wednesday, dropping 0.12% to close at 7,255.7 points.

Its day in the red came on the back of the 2023 federal budget, delivered on Tuesday night.

It included $14.6 billion of spending aimed at easing cost-of-living pressures. However, that might have increased the likelihood of further interest rate hikes, as my Fool colleague Bernd reports.

Back to the bourse, and the S&P/ASX 200 Health Care Index (ASX: XHJ) posted today’s biggest gain, lifting 1%.

But most sectors traded lower in today’s session. The S&P/ASX 200 Financials Index (ASX: XFJ) fell hardest, sliding 0.5%.

Meanwhile, the S&P/ASX 200 Energy Index (ASX: XEJ) and the S&P/ASX 200 Materials Index (ASX: XMJ) both dropped 0.3%.

Interestingly, however, it was an ASX 200 energy stock that led the market higher on Wednesday. Let’s take a look at today’s top performers.

Top 10 ASX 200 shares countdown

Uranium producer Paladin Energy Ltd (ASX: PDN) took out today’s top spot. Its share price gained 8.4% to close at 71 cents.

These shares made today’s biggest gains:

ASX-listed company Share price Price change
Paladin Energy Ltd (ASX: PDN) $0.71 8.4%
Monadelphous Group Ltd (ASX: MND) $13.30 3.5%
Telix Pharmaceuticals Ltd (ASX: TLX) $10.95 3.3%
Lynas Rare Earths Ltd (ASX: LYC) $7.57 3.27%
Life360 Inc (ASX: 360) $5.68 2.9%
BrainChip Holdings Ltd (ASX: BRN) $0.425 2.41%
Graincorp Ltd (ASX: GNC) $7.10 2.16%
Core Lithium Ltd (ASX: CXO) $1.02 2%
Ipd Education Ltd (ASX: IEL) $27.15 1.91%
Incitec Pivot Ltd (ASX: IPL) $3.27 1.87%

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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