These 3 ASX 200 shares are topping the volume charts on Monday

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 backing up yesterday’s loss with another day in the red so far this Tuesday. At the time of writing, the ASX 200 has gone backwards by 0.86% at 7,405 points so far. 

So let’s instead check out the ASX 200 shares that are currently topping the ASX trading volume charts, according to investing.com.

3 most active ASX 200 shares by volume this Tuesday

South32 Ltd (ASX: S32)

Diversified ASX 200 miner South32 is our first ASX 200 share to check out today. South32 has seen a sizeable 12.6 million of its shares change owners so far.

There are  no major developments out of South32 today. However, this company’s share price has taken a bit of a beating. South32 shares are presently down by a nasty 1.86% today, possibly on the back of lower commodity prices overnight. This share price slide, along with South32’s ongoing share buyback program, are the likely causes for this elevated trading volume.

Spark Infrastructure Group (ASX: SKI)

ASX renewables company Spark Infrastructure is next up today. Spark has seen a hefty 13.29 million of its shares swap hands so far this Tuesday. We have no major news or announcements out of the company so far, so we can probably assume this volume is related to today’s share price moves.

Spark shares are currently down by 0.35% at $2.83 at the time of writing. Although this doesn’t seem like a dramatic move, Spark does have a relatively low share price, so these kinds of moves can elicit high trading volumes.

AusNet Services Ltd (ASX: AST)

Our final and most traded ASX 200 share today is none other than AusNet Services. AusNet has seen a whopping 67.04 million of its shares bought and sold so far this Tuesday.

This is probably due to the company trading ex-dividend today for its upcoming final payment of 4.75 cents per share that investors will receive on 16 December (just in time for Christmas). AusNet shares are down a nasty 1.73% so far today at $2.555 a share as a result. This drop might be the reason we are seeing so many AusNet shares trade on the markets this Tuesday.

 

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