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

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The love is back on for the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) this Thursday! After experiencing some post-Valentine’s Day blues yesterday, the ASX 200 is back in the green so far this session.

At the time of writing, the Index has recorded a healthy gain of 0.82%, which has dragged the ASX 200 back up to over 7,410 points once more.

So time now to dig a little deeper into these share price rises by taking stock of the ASX 200 shares that are topping the share market’s trading volume charts right now, according to

The 3 most traded ASX 200 shares by volume this Thursday

Sayona Mining Ltd (ASX: SYA)

Our first share worth a look at this Thursday is the ASX 200 lithium stock Syaona mining. So far today, a notable 25.47 million Sayona shares have changed brokerage accounts. We haven’t seen any fresh news out of Sayona itself this session.

So this volume looks like a consequence of the eye-catching rises we have seen in the Sayona share price. At present, Sayona has gained a pleasing 3.3% to 22.2 cents a share, but rose as high as 23 cents earlier this morning (up more than 5.5%).

With gains like these, no wonder so many shares have been flying around.

Whitehaven Coal Ltd (ASX: WHC)

Next up we have the ASX 200 coal miner Whitehaven. Today’s trading session has seen a hefty 27.32 million Whitehaven shares change hands as it currently stands. Whitehaven is seeing a bit of a different situation to Sayona today.

The ASX 200 energy giant has lost a nasty 3% over today’s trading to the current price of $7.94 a share. It fell as low as $7.17 today, a drop of 12.5%. This comes after the company posted its latest half-year results this morning. Investors don’t seem impressed, despite the company posting a whopping 423% rise in after-tax profits.


Finally this Thursday, let’s take a squiz at ASX 200 financial services stalwart AMP. AMP has had a sizeable 36.9 million of its shares bought and sold on the markets thus far. And it looks like another share price casualty after earnings that is to blame here.

The AMP share price has cratered today. The company is currently down a horrendous 14.35% at $1.12 a share, which is almost certainly why AMP is topping our most-traded share list today. 

Again, it seems investors did not appreciate AMP’s earnings report this morning. The company announced that its underlying after-tax profits had fallen by 34% to $184 million. In a spot of good news though, the company has returned to paying dividends to shareholders.

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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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