Here are 3 of the most heavily traded ASX 200 shares today

Lithium miner Pilbara Minerals is once again the most heavily traded ASX 200 share today.

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The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) is having a rather flat day of trading this Thursday. At the time of writing, the ASX 200 is down 0.15% to 7,284 points.

Let’s take a look at some of the most heavily traded ASX 200 shares on the stock market today.

3 heavily traded ASX 200 shares today

Telstra Corporation Ltd (ASX: TLS)

ASX telco Telstra is one of the most heavily traded ASX 200 shares so far today, with a substantial 8 million shares changing hands so far.

There has been no major news or announcements out of Telstra today that would easily explain this investor interest.

The Telstra share price has been rather volatile during today’s trading. It’s currently down 0.56% to $3.58 a share after touching a new 52-week high of $3.63 earlier this week.

It dipped after the market open this morning, then returned to its open price, then fell again.

Zip Co Ltd (ASX: Z1P)

Zip Co is another ASX 200 share that is bouncing around on the ASX boards today, with 11.82 million Zip shares swapping hands so far.

The Zip share price is currently up 0.52% to $8.65, defying the broader market sentiment so far this Thursday. This follows the hefty 6.7% gain that the buy now, pay later (BNPL) company made yesterday.

It was even better this morning too. Upon market open, Zip shares popped all the way up to $9.11 before settling to the current share price.

As we covered yesterday, Zip shares don’t seem to be reacting to anything concrete but there has been improving sentiment in the tech space this week.

Pilbara Minerals Ltd (ASX: PLS)

Pilbara is the most active ASX 200 share today with 14.03 million shares traded so far.

This continues a streak that has been going for a while now. Pilbara has been on a rather wild ride in recent times.

The lithium miner is up 13.75% over the past 5 trading days, and up a hefty 43.24% over the past month. It’s had a whopping 513% gain over the past 12 months.

Just today, the Pilbara share price has risen another 3.83% to $1.55 per share, at the time of writing. It hit a new all-time high of $1.58 this morning.

As we discussed yesterday, another factor at play with the Pilbara share price could be the drilling update that the company released yesterday afternoon.

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