The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) has today reversed the trend of falling shares we’ve seen this week. The ASX 200 finished at 7,379.2 points this Thursday, up 0.13% for the day.
But let’s dive a little deeper and check out the ASX 200 shares that topped the ASX trading volume charts, according to investing.com.
3 most active ASX 200 shares by volume this Thursday
South32 Ltd (ASX: S32)
ASX 200 resources share South32 is our first share up today. The diversified miner had a hefty 22.32 million shares find new owners this Thursday. There were also no new developments out of this company.
However, the South32 share price saw a bit of a tumble on the markets. It ended up flat at $3.49 a share after falling as low as $3.43 earlier today. My Fool colleague James covered a broker recommendation of South32 today, so this could have fed into this trading volume as well.
Spark Infrastructure Group (ASX: SKI)
Our next ASX 200 share for today is renewables share Spark Infrastructure. Spark saw a healthy 35.54 million of its shares traded on the markets today. With no news or announcements out of this resources share, we have to assume this volume is the result of the actions of the Spark share price itself today.
This company has had a fairly boring day, rising at market open before having a slight dip this afternoon. The Spark share price ended up finishing 0.35% higher at $2.84 a share. It’s this rise (and dip) that is probably behind the elevated trading volume we see.
Telstra Corporation Ltd (ASX: TLS)
Our final and most traded ASX 200 share today is once again Telstra. A whopping 41.97 million of this ASX telco’s shares were bought and sold. This coincides with Telstra hitting a new 52-week high this afternoon. The company hit $4.08 a share, the highest Telstra has been since at least August 2019.
Telstra shares ended at $4.07 this afternoon, still up a robust 2.01%. This combination was probably behind so many TLS shares swapping hands today, perhaps helped by this ASX 200 telco’s ongoing share buyback program.