Airtasker and Zip were among the most traded ASX shares last week

Airtasker Ltd (ASX:ART) and Zip Co Ltd (ASX:Z1P) shares were among the most traded shares on the CommSec platform last week.

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Australia’s leading investment platform provider CommSec has released data on the most traded ASX shares on its platform from last week.

Here’s the data:

Airtasker Ltd (ASX: ART)

Airtasker shares may have only been listed on the Australian share market for four days last week but they were still far and away the most traded shares on CommSec. Over the period, the jobs marketplace provider’s shares accounted for a massive 7.9% of trades on the platform, with buyers accounting for 72% of them. The Airtasker share price finished the week 122% higher than its IPO price of 65 cents.

Zip Co Ltd (ASX: Z1P)

Zip shares were popular with investors again last week and accounted for 2.5% of trades on the platform. And although 53% of these came from buyers, it couldn’t stop the Zip share price from sinking 6.5% lower over the five days. This was the fifth week in a row of declines for the buy now pay later provider’s shares.

Freedom Foods Group Ltd (ASX: FNP)

This diversified food company’s shares accounted for 2.1% of trades last week, with buyers responsible for 68% of them. Those buyers may have been bargain hunters swooping in after the Freedom Foods share price crashed lower after returning from a nine-month suspension. The company’s shares fell 83% over the five days.

88 Energy Ltd (ASX: 88E)

88 Energy shares were popular last week. The energy company’s shares were responsible for 2% of trades on CommSec. From this, buyers made up 59% of the trading volume. These investors will have been delighted to see the 88 Energy share price jump 82% over the week. This appears to have been driven by optimism over its Merlin-1 project in Alaska.

Brainchip Holdings Ltd (ASX: BRN)

This artificial intelligence technology company’s shares returned to the top five after accounting for 1.5% of trades. And although 57% of trades came from sellers, the BrainChip share price fell less than 1%. Earlier this month the company announced the surprise exit of its CEO with immediate effect.

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James Mickleboro has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia's parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. owns shares of ZIPCOLTD FPO. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Freedom Foods Group Limited. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Bruce Jackson.

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