Here are the 3 most heavily traded ASX 200 shares this Tuesday

Here are the ASX 200 shares dominating trading volumes today.

| More on:
An office worker and his desk covered in yellow post-it notes

Image source: Getty Images

The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) is having a decent day of trading on the markets this Tuesday so far, nicely countering yesterday’s shaky start to the trading week. At the time of writing, the ASX 200 is up a healthy 0.75% at 7,347 points.

But let’s dive a little deeper and check out the ASX 200 shares topping the share market’s volume charts this afternoon, according to

3 most traded ASX 200 shares by volume on Tuesday

Santos Ltd (ASX: STO)

Santos is first up today. This ASX 200 energy share has seen a hefty 9.82 million of its shares find new homes so far this Tuesday. With no news or announcements out of the company thus far, we can probably assume that this elevated volume is the result of the movements in the Santos share price itself. Some speculation regarding potential divestment of assets may also be contributing. Santos shares are currently up a pleasing 1.3% so far today to $6.19 a share.

Pilbara Minerals Ltd (ASX: PLS)

ASX 200 lithium producer Pilbara is our next cab off the rank. Pilbara has had a sizeable 39.88 million of its shares bought and sold thus far today. This has no doubt been initiated by the rather large share price plunge Pilbara has endured today. This company’s shares are presently down a very nasty 11.2% at $2.45 each. This looks to be related to the company’s production and shipping guidance downgrade it unloaded on investors this morning.

Imugene Limited (ASX: IMU)

Our final and most traded ASX 200 share thus far today is biotech company Imugene. Imugene has had a whopping 50.96 million of its shares swap owners so far on Tuesday. Despite this massive volume, there’s not much going on with this company today. There has been no major (or any) news or announcements out of the company.

However, the Imugene share price is having what could be described as a pretty solid day of trading. Its shares are currently up a robust 1.2% at 42 cents each. This move may have sparked so many shares to be traded today. Or perhaps there were one or two unusually large trades. Whatever the reason, Imugene is, at least for now, the ASX 200’s most traded share this Tuesday.

Should you invest $1,000 in Imugene right now?

Before you consider Imugene, you'll want to hear this.

Motley Fool Investing expert Scott Phillips just revealed what he believes are the 5 best stocks for investors to buy right now... and Imugene wasn't one of them.

The online investing service he’s run for over a decade, Motley Fool Share Advisor, has provided thousands of paying members with stock picks that have doubled, tripled or even more.* And right now, Scott thinks there are 5 stocks that are better buys.

*Returns as of January 13th 2022

Motley Fool contributor Sebastian Bowen has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. 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 no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Bruce Jackson.

More on Share Market News

A group of people in suits watch as a man puts his hand up to take the opportunity.
Blue Chip Shares

2 ASX blue-chip shares this top fund manager thinks are good value

Wilson Asset Management offers its thoughts on a couple of blue-chip shares.

Read more »

Illustration of men and women pushing share price graph up
Share Market News

Why are ASX 200 shares rebounding on Friday?

China's COVID-zero policies have slowed its economic growth and impacted its trading partners.

Read more »

Boy looks quizzical standing in front of a graph.
Share Market News

Here are the 3 most traded ASX 200 shares on Friday

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

Read more »

A man in a suit smiles at the yellow piggy bank he holds in his hand.
Bank Shares

What’s moving the CBA share price higher this week?

Australia's banks are expected to reap higher profits as the RBA increases the official cash rate.

Read more »

a woman in a wheelchair sits at her desk in her home with headphones on and looking at a computer screen of figures. monitoring the CBA share price
Share Market News

ASX 200 midday update: BHP, IGO, and Woolworths charge higher

The ASX 200 is ending the week strongly...

Read more »

A woman wearing a pink blouse and straw hat holds up a cannabis leaf with tall green cannabis plants in the background
Cannabis Shares

Remember when ASX cannabis shares were smoking hot? Where are they now?

Newly legalised recreational and medicinal marijuana markets aren't getting the media hype they once did.

Read more »

Broker looking at the share price on her laptop with green and red points in the background.
Share Market News

5 things to watch on the ASX 200 on Friday

The ASX 200 is expected to have a subdued finish to the week...

Read more »

Top 10 ASX shares today
Share Market News

Here are the top 10 ASX shares today

Here are your top 10 biggest gainers in the ASX 200 on Thursday.

Read more »