These 3 ASX 200 shares are topping the volume charts this Thursday

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

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The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) is having a pretty top day of trading on the share market this Thursday so far. At the time of writing, the ASX 200 is up a healthy 1.05% to 7,349 points. But let’s dig a little deeper and check out which ASX 200 shares are topping the charts today so far in terms of trading volume, according to investing.com.

3 most active ASX 200 shares by volume today

A2 Milk Company Ltd (ASX: A2M)

Our first ASX 200 share up today is the dairy company A2 Milk. This Thursday has seen a robust 16.13 million A2 Milk shares change hands so far. This appears to be a byproduct of what we’ve seen with the A2 Milk share price today.

A2 Milk shares are currently up a healthy 4.86% at $6.90 a share. However, this company was up as high as $7.23 (or 7% or so) in early trade – a multi-month high for A2.

My Fool colleague Mitchell looked into this rise in more detail earlier this morning, but this share price jump is almost certainly what’s behind A2’s elevated trading volume today.

Pilbara Minerals Ltd (ASX: PLS)

Pilbara Minerals is our second ASX 200 share to look at today. This lithium producer has seen a hefty 18.05 million of its shares bought and sold on the share market thus far. There is not much in the way of news or announcements out of Pilbara this Thursday.

However, we have seen a big rise in the Pilbara share price today, which probably explains this elevated trading volume. At the present time, Pilbara shares are up by 4.85% to $2.05.

South32 Ltd (ASX: S32)

Another ASX 200 resource — diversified miner South32 rounds out our list. We have seen a sizable 21.19 million of this miner’s shares trade owners so far today.

This comes after the company hit a 4-year high this morning of $4.07 a share. Before market open, South32 announced it has entered into a conditional agreement to purchase a 45% stake in a Chilian copper mine from the Sumitomo Corporation for US$1.55 billion.

This has clearly excited investors, with the South32 share price still up a pleasing 5.34% to $3.84 a share at the time of writing. This announcement and share price move are probably behind this company’s elevated trading volume today. 

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Motley Fool contributor Sebastian Bowen owns shares of A2 Milk. The Motley Fool Australia’s parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended A2 Milk. 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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