Here are the 3 most heavily traded ASX 200 shares on Friday

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

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The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) is heading higher once more today in what will be a pleasant way to end the week. At the time of writing, the ASX 200 is up by a robust 0.84% at just over 7,400 points.

But let’s dive a little deeper into these market moves and take a glance at the ASX 200 shares currently at the top of the share market’s volume charts, according to investing.com.

The 3 most-traded ASX 200 shares by volume this Friday

AVZ Minerals Ltd (ASX: AVZ)

AVZ Minerals is our first ASX 200 share to check out today. This lithium stock has had a notable 17.22 million shares trade on the markets so far. It’s unclear what is causing this high volume. The company did release a quarterly report yesterday, which was poorly received by investors at the time. The AVZ share price has been volatile today as well and is now down another 0.5% at 99 cents a share. It could be a combination of these events that is resulting in AVZ’s presence on this list today.

Pilbara Minerals Ltd (ASX: PLS)

Another ASX 200 lithium stock is next up today in Pilbara Minerals. Pilbara has had a sizeable 18.34 million of its shares change hands as it currently stands. We have a somewhat similar situation here. Pilbara also dropped a quarterly report yesterday. But investors appear to have liked what they see with this one. Pilbara shares are also up a pleasing 5.6% so far today at $2.84 a share. This is almost certainly why we are seeing this elevated trading volume.

Paladin Energy Ltd (ASX: PDN)

Our final and most traded ASX 200 share today is uranium share Paladin Energy. This Friday has seen a hefty 19.98 million shares bought and sold on the markets so far. Like with Pilbara, the Paladin share price is on fire, having risen by 5.84% so far today at 82 cents a share. Investors were selling the company yesterday after Paladin flagged ongoing issues at one of its mines. But all of that seems forgotten today, despite no additional updates out of the company. This jump higher is the likely reason we are seeing Paladin shares at the top of this list. 

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 Scott Phillips.

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