These 3 ASX 200 shares are topping the volume charts this Wednesday

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The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) is having a reasonably strong day of trading this Wednesday. At the time of writing, the ASX 200 is up a healthy 0.9% to 7,390 points. But let’s dig into these gains a bit and see which ASX 200 shares are currently topping the trading volume charts so far today, according to investing.com.

3 most active ASX 200 shares by volume on Wednesday

Whitehaven Coal Ltd (ASX: WHC)

ASX 200 coal miner Whitehaven is our first share experiencing elevated trading volume today. So far, this company has seen a sizeable 16.02 million shares traded on the markets. This appears to be the result of a meaningful jump in the Whitehaven share price thus far.

As it stands at the time of writing, Whitehaven shares are up a healthy 3.8% to $2.46 a share this Wednesday. With no other news or developments out of Whitehaven, this is probably behind the elevated volumes we are seeing today.

AMP Ltd (ASX: AMP)

ASX 200 wealth manager AMP is our next share up. This embattled company has seen an impressive 16.4 million of its shares swap hands so far on Wednesday. This appears to be a consequence of AMP’s big announcement this morning.

The company announced that it is unloading its remaining 19.13% stake in Resolution Life Australasia for $524 million. This has resulted in the AMP share price exploding higher today – it’s currently up 9.77% at $1.18 a share. This announcement and share price move are almost certainly behind this elevated trading volume.

Pilbara Minerals Ltd (ASX: PLS)

Our final and most traded ASX 200 share so far today is none other than lithium producer Pilbara Minerals. Pilbara has seen a hefty 19.5 million of its shares bought and sold so far this Wednesday.

This appears to be the result of the pleasing jump the Pilbara share price has experienced today. The lithium company is presently up 5.2% to $2.32 a share. The entire ASX lithium sector is enjoying some healthy gains today, with Pilbara a major beneficiary. It’s this jump that has likely resulted in so many Pilbara shares flying around the share market today.

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