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

a man peers between two large piles of papers and files with a wide-eyed, wide-mouth look of dread at the amount of work he has to do.

The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) is having a pretty poor Wednesday so far. After an initial bump into positive territory this morning, the ASX 200 has since regressed. It’s currently sitting at 7,207 points, down 0.57% for the day.

So let’s escape from that mire and instead check out the ASX 200 shares that are being most heavily traded so far today, according to investing.com.

The 3 most heavily traded ASX 200 shares this Wednesday

Whitehaven Coal Ltd (ASX: WHC)

ASX 200 coal miner Whitehaven Coal is our first ASX share to check out today. Whitehaven has so far seen an impressive 14.13 million of its shares bought and sold on the markets this Wednesday. There is not much in the way of news out of the company today.

However, we have seen a large share price move that can probably explain this elevated trading volume. The Whitehaven share price is currently up a healthy 4.2% so far this Wednesday to $3.60 a share. That’s just a whisker away from Whitehaven’s 52-week high of $3.64.

Beach Energy Ltd (ASX: BPT)

We have oil driller Beach up next. Beach Energy has also seen elevated volume numbers today, with a hefty 20.37 million Beach shares swapping owners so far. Again, there are no major news or developments with this company today.

However, Beach has also seen a large swing in its share price that is likely behind the large volumes of shares trading. Beach shares are down a nasty 1.6% so far and are currently trading at $1.41 a share.

Pilbara Minerals Ltd (ASX: PLS)

Our final ASX 200 share to examine this Wednesday is the lithium producer Pilbara Minerals. Pilbara made a big announcement this morning when the company outlined an increase in its expected ore reserves.

This has excited investors mightly, with the Pilbara share price currently up a robust 0.53% to $1.885. It traded even higher earlier today, hitting an intra-day high of $1.98 a share. This is the probable cause of the 22.83 million Pilbara shares changing hands so far today.

 

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