The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) is on track to finish the week on a great note today. At the time of writing, the ASX 200 is up a solid 0.18% to 7,315 points. Let’s instead have a look at 3 of the most actively traded ASX 200 shares this Friday:
The 3 most traded ASX 200 shares today
Telstra Corporation Ltd (ASX: TLS)
The ASX’s biggest telco is one of the most traded ASX 200 shares today, with a substantial 12.75 million shares changing hands so far today. This is understandable, as Telstra has actually made a new 52-week high today, hitting $3.61 just before midday. A new 52-week high (especially of a blue-chip like Telstra) is an exciting event for many investors and certainly has the potential to give investors a reason to trade. Telstra shares are currently trading at $3.60, up 0.7% for the day.
Pilbara Minerals Ltd (ASX: PLS)
ASX 200 lithium miner Pilbara is also feeling the love on the ASX today. At the time of writing, a hefty 14.05 million shares have traded today. Pilbara shares have been having a great week this week up almost 7%, and today is proving no different, with Pilbara up a healthy 2.67% to $1.42 a share. That’s despite no real news or announcements of the company today (or this week in fact).
AMP Ltd (ASX: AMP)
AMP is one of the most traded ASX 200 share on the market today, with 14.77 million shares bought and sold. The famous wealth manager has had a slightly volatile day today, falling more than 2% shortly after market open, but subsequently regaining these losses later in trading today. At the time of writing, AMP shares are up 1.66% to $1.22 a share.
As we covered earlier today, there was some news out of the company this morning. AMP has gazetted the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the AMP Capital business. This will be State Street Global Advisors’ Shawn Johnson. Judging by the share price performance this morning, investors weren’t initially sure what to make of this news, so that might be why we see such a large number of AMP shares swapping hands today.