These 3 ASX shares were the most actively traded on Thursday

These companies had a busy day on the ASX boards.

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The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) finished the day well into the green with an extra push after lunch. The benchmark index finished 0.44% higher at 7,302.5 points. Let’s take a look at some of the ASX shares that were the most heavily traded today:

Whitehaven Coal Ltd (ASX: WHC)

Coal miner Whitehaven was one of the most active ASX shares on the markets again today, with 21.2 million shares traded by the end of the session. After another 5.2% rise in the Whitehaven share price today, the company’s shares are now up by 61% over the last month. Investors have been turning to the coal miner as prices for the carbon-dense rock rally.

Cromwell Property Group (ASX: CMW)

Cromwell Property shares gained the interest of the market today. Following numerous ASX-listed real estate investors reporting substantial upticks in property valuations, the sector gained momentum across the board. Cromwell finished the session up 2.22%, with 24 million shares having been traded. Although the company didn’t release an update today, SCA Property Group (ASX: SCP) did. SCA cited a 13.1% increase in its retail property portfolio since December 2020.

Scentre Group (ASX: SCG)

Another property beneficiary among the most traded ASX shares, Scentre Group gained 2.5% today. More than 28 million shares exchanged hands during Thursday’s session. Once again, Scentre Group didn’t post any announcements pertaining to its own property portfolio today. But it looks like investors were guessing it’s likely experienced a similar appreciation in value. The optimism towards Scentre today is clear, with it taking out the top spot for most actively traded.

Motley Fool contributor Mitchell Lawler has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia's parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended Shopping Centres Australasia Property Group. 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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