These 3 ASX 200 shares are topping trading volumes today

We take a look at the most active ASX 200 shares by volume today.

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The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) is having a pretty stellar day of trading so far this Thursday.

At the time of writing, the ASX 200 is sitting pretty at 7,372 points, up 1.03% for the day.

But let’s dive a little deeper and check out the ASX 200 shares topping today’s charts in terms of trading volumes, according to investing.com.

3 ASX 200 shares topping trading volumes today

Pilbara Minerals Ltd (ASX: PLS)

ASX 200 lithium producer, Pilbara is our first share to check out today, with a healthy 15.81 million shares traded so far this Thursday. There are no major announcements out of Pilbara today.

The company is currently down 0.7% to $2.14 a share after initially popping shortly after the market open to $2.20 today. It’s likely that this bouncing around is why so many Pilbara shares are being traded today.

South32 Ltd (ASX: S32)

Diversified ASX 200 mining company, South32 is next up here. A sizeable 17.64 million shares have swapped hands so far today. As with Pilbara, there are no official announcements or news we can point to that explains this high volume.

The South32 share price has been on fire today. It went as high as $3.48 a share around lunchtime, but is presently trading at $3.42, up 2.54%. It’s probably this great leap that is behind the high volume of shares trading today.

AMP Ltd (ASX: AMP)

Our final ASX 200 share is wealth manager and financial services company, AMP.

AMP has seen a whopping 21.46 million shares bought and sold today. This seems to be in response to the significant jump in the AMP share price in earlier trade.

As my Fool colleague Ken covered earlier today, AMP shares rose as much as 6% at one point today. They are presently sitting at 96 cents a share, up a still-impressive 4.35%.

As Ken points out, it is the first time in almost 2 weeks that AMP shares are in the green. This is probably why we are seeing AMP top the trading volume charts thus far this Thursday.

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