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:
88 Energy Ltd (ASX: 88E)
This oil and gas exploration company’s shares were easily the most traded share on the ASX last week. 88 Energy’s shares accounting for 6.1% of trades on Commsec, with 55% of the volume coming from buyers. Those buyers will have been delighted to see the 88 Energy share price surge 135% higher over the four days amid excitement over its Merlin-1 project in northern Alaska. However, it is worth noting that its shares have come crashing back down to Earth this week following a disappointing update.
Zip Co Ltd (ASX: Z1P)
Once again, Zip’s shares were popular with investors last week. The buy now pay later provider’s shares were attributable to 2.1% of trades on the platform, with 52% coming from the buy side. Unfortunately for these buyers, the Zip share price edged lower over the four days. This was its sixth weekly decline in a row.
Red Sky Energy Limited (ASX: ROG)
This oil and gas acquisition and development company is a new entry to the top five. It accounted for 2% of trades on CommSec last week, with buyers making up the majority of the volume. They will have been very pleased to see the Red Sky Energy share price rocket a whopping 250% higher over the period. This strong gain resulted in the ASX giving it a speeding ticket. Management suspects the gains were caused by its 22 March announcement relating to the Killanoola Oil project.
Afterpay Ltd (ASX: APT)
Afterpay’s shares were heavily traded last week. The payments giant’s shares were responsible for 1.7% of trades on the platform. On this occasion, only 44% of these trades were from buyers. Like rival Zip, the Afterpay share price fell slightly over the shortened week.
Airtasker Ltd (ASX: ART)
Airtasker shares were popular with investors again last week. The jobs marketplace provider’s shares were attributable to 1.6% of trades on CommSec, with almost two-thirds coming from buyers. Unfortunately for those buyers, the Airtasker was unable to repeat its heroics from the previous week. The company’s shares lost over 19% of their value during the four days.