The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) has had a pretty decent day of trading this Thursday. At market close, the ASX 200 is up a healthy 0.52% to 7,417 points. But let’s now take a deeper look at which ASX 200 shares traded the most heavily today.
3 of the ASX 200’s most heavily traded shares on Thursday
Regis Resources Limited (ASX: RRL)
ASX 200 gold miner Regis Resources is our first share to check out today. A hefty 11.3 million Regis shares have changed hands so far. This is probably the direct result of the Regis share price performance today.
This Regis Resources share price closed the day up 5.65%, trading at to $2.62. this is after going as high as 7% earlier today. This move seems to be a consequence of the company’s fourth-quarter update that was released to the markets before open. Investors seemed impressed with the record production and sales volume the miner recorded.
Telstra Corporation Ltd (ASX: TLS)
Yet again, ASX 200 telco Telstra makes this list. This Thursday has seen a very substantial 17.3 million Telstra shares swap owners today so far. That’s despite the flat performance of the Telstra share price today.
It ended the day where it started – at $3.78 a share. In saying that, Telstra just yesterday hit a new 52-weekly high of $3.82. So perhaps momentum or just goodwill is spilling into the telco’s trading volume today.
Vicinity Centres (ASX: VCX)
And our top ASX 200 share today in terms of trading volume goes to ASX 200 Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) Vicinity Centres. A staggering 24.5 million Vicinity units traded today, well eclipsing any of its closest rivals. Even so, there is no obvious reason why this company has experienced so much trading volume today.
The Vicinity share price ifinished the day flat at $1.51 a share. REITs have been in the news a little bit lately, so this might be why there are heavier trading volumes than normal with Vicinity today.