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 today.

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The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) has given up its earlier gains this week and is now in red ink territory. At the time of writing, the ASX 200 has lost 0.2% and is sitting at 7,073 points.

But rather than dwelling on that, let’s instead check out the companies that are topping the share market’s volume charts right now, according to investing.com and ASX data.

The 3 most traded ASX 200 shares by volume

BHP Group Ltd (ASX: BHP)

BHP yet again makes the list this Thursday. This ASX 200 mining giant has had a hefty 11.24 million shares bought and sold so far today. BHP shares are having another robust day on the ASX. The BHP share price is currently up by 2.8% at $46.93 a share. BHP’s unification is also likely to be a contributing factor as well. The company has just relocated to the ASX in full, ending its London dual-listing. It’s probably for these reasons that we find the Big Australian on this list today.

Telstra Corporation Ltd (ASX: TLS)

ASX 200 telco Telstra is the next ASX 200 share on our list today. This blue-chip giant has seen a healthy 11.71 million of its shares swap hands so far this Thursday. There’s no major news or announcement out of Telstra today. However, the company did make some big announcements yesterday in regards to some new projects, which might still be in play here. The Telstra share price is currently up 1.2% at $4.03.

Pilbara Minerals Ltd (ASX: PLS)

Finally, we have our most traded ASX 200 share of the day thus far in Pilbara Minerals. This ASX 200 lithium producer has had a notable 12.87 million shares trade on the ASX so far today. Again, there’s not much in the way of news or announcements out of Pilbara. However, Pilbara has suffered a nasty share price fall today. Pilbara is currently down 2.9% at $3.31 a share after a big gain yesterday. It’s this loss that is probably the smoking gun for Pilbara’s elevated trading volumes this Thursday.

Motley Fool contributor Sebastian Bowen owns Telstra Corporation Limited. The Motley Fool Australia's parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia owns and has recommended Telstra Corporation Limited. 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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