Here are the 3 heaviest traded ASX 200 shares this Wednesday so far

Yellow road sign with 'Volatility ahead' written on it

The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) is having a pretty wild day of trading so far this Wednesday. At the time of writing, the ASX 200 is down at 7,275 points. However, the ASX 200 has been both up and down today, and by some swinging margins too. At least it’s not dull!

But let’s digress for a moment, and instead, check out the ASX 200 shares that are topping the trading volume charts so far this Wednesday. That’s according to investing.com.

The 3 heaviest traded ASX 200 shares this Wednesday so far

Beach Energy Ltd (ASX: BPT)

ASX 200 oil driller Beach is our high volume share today. Beach has seen a sizeable 13.35 million of its shares trade on the markets so far this Wednesday. Like the ASX 200, Beach has had a volatile day.

It rose as high as $1.46 a share this morning (up 2%) before falling all the way down to $1.43, where it sits presently. There is not much in the way of news out from the company today, so this volatility is the likely culprit behind Beach’s high trading volume.

Scentre Group (ASX: SCG)

ASX 200 Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) Scentre is next up here. A hefty 13.75 million Scentre units have swapped hands so far on the ASX boards today.

Again, there are no major news or announcements we can point to for this volume, so it’s probable that the 1.51% rise Scentre units have enjoyed so far today, is behind this volume. Scentre is currently trading at $3.02 a unit.

Pilbara Minerals Ltd (ASX: PLS)

And last but certainly not least is a familiar face for this list, ASX 200 lithium producer Pilbara Minerals. Pilbara has seen a significant 28.45 million shares bought and sold so far this Wednesday. Pilbara has also had a wild and woolly day on the markets thus far.

This company opened at $1.99 per share this morning before spiking to $2.03 (up more than 3%) around lunchtime. Afterwards, Pilbara has been on the slide, and is currently sitting at $1.96, flat from where it closed yesterday. My Fool colleague Brooke looked at some recent developments with Pilbara this afternoon, but it seems that this volatility is once again behind the elevated trading volumes we are seeing today.

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