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 giving investors a mild break so far as we end the trading week this Friday. At the time of writing, the ASX 200 is up, but only just, having recorded a gain of 0.14% at just under 6,580 points. 

So let’s dive deeper into these market moves and check out the ASX 200 shares currently at the top of the market’s share volume charts today, according to investing.com.

The 3 most traded ASX 200 shares by volume this Friday

Evolution Mining Ltd (ASX: EVN)

Evolution Mining is our first share to check out today. This ASX 200 gold miner has had a notable 10.99 million shares swap hands as it currently stands. There hasn’t been any news or announcements out of Evolution today. Nor has the company’s share price done anything too remarkable.

It’s currently up 0.63% at $2.40 a share. But Evolution has been experiencing elevated trading volumes all week, thanks largely to its monster drop on Monday following a disappointing trading update. Perhaps that drop is still percolating through the markets today.

Regis Resources Limited (ASX: RRL)

Another ASX 200 gold miner in Regis Resources is next up today. So far this Friday, a sizeable 12 million Regis shares have been bought and sold. This is likely down to the news we got this morning regarding Regis.

As we covered at the time, investors were treated to the news that mining billionaire Andrew Forrest was potentially looking to acquire a 15% stake in the gold miner. Although the transaction was reportedly unsuccessful, we still saw Regis shares leap by 11% at one point today.

Pilbara Minerals Ltd (ASX: PLS)

And our third, final and most traded ASX 200 share today goes to lithium stock Pilbara Minerals. This Friday has seen a hefty 13.91 million Pilbara shares trade on the share market so far. We haven’t had any news out of Pilbara itself today. So it’s probable that this elevated volume is the result of the volatility of the Pilbara share price itself.

Pilbara initially rose this morning, going as high as $2.34. But investors seem to have gotten cold feet since, with the lithium company now down a nasty 1.75% at $2.25 a share. It’s this bouncing around that has probably elicited so many shares trading today.

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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