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

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 enjoying another day in the green so far this Friday, albeit a bumpy one. At the time of writing, the ASX 200 is currently up 0.18% for the day at 7,393 points.

But let’s dive a little deeper into the markets and check out the ASX 200 shares that are currently topping the ASX trading volume charts so far today, according to investing.com.

3 most active ASX 200 shares by volume on Friday

Pilbara Minerals Ltd (ASX: PLS)

ASX 200 lithium producer Pilbara Minerals is our first ASX share making waves today. A hefty 12.72 million Pilbara shares have traded on the markets so far this Friday. This comes despite a lack of any new news or developments from the company today.

In saying that, the Pilbara share price itself has had a big move, currently down a nasty 2.26% at $2.38 a share. This drop is the probable reason why we have seen so many shares trade on the markets thus far.

South32 Ltd (ASX: S32)

Diversified ASX 200 miner South32 is next up today. There have been a sizeable 14.08 million South32 shares that have found a new home today. Again, there is not much in the way of news or announcements out of this company today, apart from the routine share buyback notices the company has been making lately (which are probably helping this volume too).

The South32 share price though has been quite volatile today. It spent most of the morning in the red, but is now firmly in the green, having risen 1.15% so far today at $3.53 a share. It’s this combination that’s probably behind this elevated trading volume we see.

Telstra Corporation Ltd (ASX: TLS)

Telstra is our final and most traded ASX 200 share today, keeping the trend of the week alive. This telco has seen a substantial 16.22 million of its shares bought and sold so far this Friday.

Telstra has had a dramatic week, cracking the $4 price point for the first time since August and making a new 52-week high just yesterday. Although Telstra shares are down by 0.86% so far at $4.04 a share, it’s likely a mixture of these factors that is keeping this company at the top of the trading volume pile as we round out the week.

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