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.

| More on:
A woman with a loudhailer turns up the volume on her office co-workers

Image source: Getty Images

You’re reading a free article with opinions that may differ from The Motley Fool’s Premium Investing Services. Become a Motley Fool member today to get instant access to our top analyst recommendations, in-depth research, investing resources, and more. Learn More

What a sad end to the week the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) has been enduring so far this Friday. At the time of writing, the ASX 200 has lost another painful 1.85% or so and is now back under 6,500 points.

But let’s not let that ruin our weekends. So let’s now take a look at the ASX 200 shares that are currently topping the share market’s trading volume charts, according to, instead.

The 3 most traded ASX 200 shares by volume this Friday

Pilbara Minerals Ltd (ASX: PLS)

ASX 200 lithium stock Pilbara is our first share to check out today. So far this Friday, a hefty 15.3 million Pilbara shares have been bought and sold on the share market. There hasn’t been a peep out of Pilbara so far today that we can point to.

However, this lithium producer has suffered a nasty share price hit today. Pilbara shares are presently down by 3.3% at $2.06 a share. It’s this steep drop that seems responsible for this elevated trading volume.

South32 Ltd (ASX: S32)

ASX 200 diversified miner South32 is our next share to check out this Friday. As it currently stands, a notable 18.91 million South32 shares have changed hands. South32 has recently been buying back its own shares, which could be boosting volumes in itself.

However, it’s almost certainly the horrible share price fall we’ve seen with South32 today that is responsible for South32’s high volumes. The miner has suffered a whopping 5.54% drop to $4.18 a share so far today, which puts South32 at a five-day loss of almost 15%.

Telstra Corporation Ltd (ASX: TLS)

Telstra is our third, final and most traded share of the day thus far. So far today, a sizeable 19.21 million of this ASX 200 telco’s shares have found a new home. We haven’t heard anything out of Telstra today either.

But this blue-chip share has not escaped the woes of the broader market either. Telstra has today lost a not-insignificant 1.8% of its value and is now at $3.81 a share at the time of writing. This is the most likely explanation for Telstra’s presence here today.

Motley Fool contributor Sebastian Bowen has positions in 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 has positions in 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 Scott Phillips.

More on Share Market News

three young children weariing business suits, helmets and old fashioned aviator goggles wear aeroplane wings on their backs and jump with one arm outstretched into the air in an arid, sandy landscape.
Share Market News

3 ASX All Ordinaries shares rocking new 52-week highs on Wednesday

Which All Ords shares have recorded new 12-month highs today?

Read more »

share price high, all time record, record share price, highest, price rise, increase, up,
Share Market News

Here are the top 10 ASX 200 shares today

These 10 ASX 200 shares outperformed all others on Wednesday.

Read more »

a group of three people carry a large block to line it up in ascending order with two other blocks nearby.
Share Market News

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

Our most traded ASX 200 share today is up 10%.

Read more »

A man in his office leans back in his chair with his hands behind his head looking out his window at the city, sitting back and relaxed, confident in his ASX share investments for the long term.
Share Market News

ASX investors are still feeling confident. Here’s why

ASX investors are still confident in the markets. Here's why...

Read more »

a man in a business shirt, tie and suit holds a mobile phone to his ear while he drinks a large glass of milk.
Share Market News

A2 Milk share price on watch amid FDA update

Here's what the FDA said...

Read more »

A man in a suit smiles at the yellow piggy bank he holds in his hand.
Share Market News

Is the NAB share price a buy following the bank’s latest update?

Are NAB's shares in the buy zone after its update?

Read more »

Business woman watching stocks and trends while thinking
Share Market News

5 things to watch on the ASX 200 on Wednesday

Another big day is expected for the ASX 200 on Wednesday...

Read more »

A woman lies back and relaxes in her boat with a big smile on her face as it floats on the rising tide.
Share Market News

Why the Charter Hall Long WALE REIT share price isn’t rocking the boat

It's steady as she goes for this ASX real estate investment trust.

Read more »