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

blue arrows representing a rising share price ASX 200

blue arrows representing a rising share price ASX 200

The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) looks like it’s on track to end the week on a high note. After what has been a rather shaky week of trading, the ASX 200 has powered ahead today, recording a healthy gain of 0.49% at the time of writing. That puts the Index at just over 7,290 points.

What a way to start the weekend. But time now to dive a little deeper into these market moves by taking stock of the shares that are currently topping the ASX 200’s share trading volume charts right now, according to 

The 3 most traded ASX 200 shares by volume this Friday

Telstra Group Ltd (ASX: TLS)

First up this Friday is the ASX 200 telco blue chip Telstra. So far today, a hefty 13.47 million Telstra shares have gone through the exchange. There’s been no fresh news out of Telstra that might explain this volume. Saying that, the Telstra share price has been enjoying a lot of love this Friday.

At present, the telco is up a pleasing 1.36% to $4.10 a share after going as low as $4.03 this morning. It seems this gain is responsible for Telstra’s presence here today.

Liontown Resources Ltd (ASX: LTR)

Next, we have ASX 200 lithium share Liontown to consider. Liontown has seen a sizeable 17.21 million of its shares dug up and sold so far this session. There’s been no new news or developments out of Liontown itself either.

But that hasn’t stopped this lithium stock’s share price from rocketing by more than 10.4% today to $1.59 a share at this moment. This could have something to do with some recent love from an ASX broker, but this gain is almost certainly why we are seeing so many shares flying around here.

Pilbara Minerals Ltd (ASX: PLS)

Our third, final and most traded ASX 200 share today is another lithium producer in Pilbara Minerals. This Friday has had a whopping 22.71 million Pilbara shares bought and sold on the markets thus far. There hasn’t been any major news from Pilbara today. But even so, this leading lithium miner has enjoyed a notable 1.96% lift so far this session to $4.16 a share.

That’s despite some significant volatility that we’ve seen today, which has seen this company fluctuate between $4.05 and $4.20 a share all day. All of this bouncing around, as well as the big gain we’re currently seeing, is the most likely explanation as to why it’s Pilbara topping the ASX 200’s volume charts right now.

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Motley Fool contributor Sebastian Bowen has positions in Telstra Group. 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 positions in and has recommended Telstra Group. 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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