The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) is having yet another topsy-turvy kind of trading day this Thursday.
The ASX 200 initially opened in the green this morning, but descended into negative territory just before midday. The index is now nursing a 0.54% loss at around 7,115 points at the time of writing.
But rather than trying to figure all of that out, let’s instead take a look at the ASX 200 shares that are topping the market’s trading volume charts, according to investing.com.
The 3 most traded ASX 200 shares by volume this Thursday
Tabcorp Holdings Ltd (ASX: TAH)
Tabcorp once again makes an appearance on this list today. So far this Thursday, a sizeable 19.44 million Tabcorp shares have found a new home. This ASX 200 gaming company has been in the news all week after its blockbuster spinoff of The Lottery Corporation (ASX: TLC) went into effect on Tuesday.
But the company has been struggling since then and has copped another loss of 3.24% so far today to below $1 a share. It’s this fall, as well as ongoing gyrations following the demerger, which is probably responsible for Tabcorp’s presence here.
Whitehaven Coal Ltd (ASX: WHC)
ASX 200 coal miner Whitehaven is our next cab off the rank today. So far, we’ve seen a hefty 19.53 million Whitehaven shares bought and sold on the ASX share market. There’s been no news out of Whitehaven today.
However, this company has been on the receiving end of a nasty share price sell-off. Whitehaven shares are presently down by 4.9% at $5.03 each. This comes after some big falls on commodity markets over the past day or two.
Pilbara Minerals Ltd (ASX: PLS)
Our third, final and most traded share of the day goes to ASX 200 lithium stock Pilbara Minerals. We’ve so far seen a whopping 21.3 million Pilbara shares change hands as it currently stands. Again, there has been no news out of Pilbara today to speak of.
But we have had a solid share price performance from this lithium producer this Thursday. Pilbara shares are currently up 1.08% at $2.80 each today. But saying that, the company has done a fair bit of bouncing around, and even went into negative territory at one point. It’s likely that this volatility has sparked the elevated trading volumes we are seeing with this ASX 200 share.