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Here are 3 heavily traded ASX 200 shares today

Which ASX 200 shares are getting the most attention from investors today?
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The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) is having a rather wild day of trading this Friday. The ASX 200 has been playing jump rope with its break-even line all day, and is currently up 0.016% to 7,337 points at the time of writing.

So, let’s take a look at some of the ASX 200 shares that are being traded the most heavily today.

3 of the top traded ASX 200 shares today

Whitehaven Coal Ltd (ASX: WHC)

The most heavily traded ASX 200 share on the market today is coal miner, Whitehaven with a substantial 16.05 million shares traded.

This might be the result of some love shown by brokers recently. 

As my Fool colleague, James covered earlier today, a number of brokers have remained bullish on Whitehaven.

One is Bell Potter, which lifted its Whitehaven share price target to $2.50 this morning. At the time of writing, the coal miner’s share price is up a very healthy 3.86% to $2.15 a share.

Telstra Corporation Ltd (ASX: TLS)

Telstra is another high-flying ASX 200 share trading big today, with 10.72 million shares changing hands.

After hitting a new 52-week high of $3.79 at the start of this month, Telstra has more or less bounced around that level ever since.

Today, the Telstra share price is down 0.79% to $3.75.

There hasn’t been any major news or announcements today. However, my Fool colleague, Tony noted this morning that the telco is currently a top holding of a major fund manager.

Telstra’s intraday high today is $3.79 and the intraday low is $3.75. 

Evolution Mining Ltd (ASX: EVN)

So far this Friday, a hefty 14.34 million shares in this ASX 200 gold miner have been traded. That’s likely a direct result of Evolution’s steep share price losses so far today.

At the time of writing, the Evolution share price is down a nasty 5.05% to $4.70 a share.

This fall comes after the company issued an update this morning. The update told investors that the miner’s FY21 production numbers came in at 681,000 ounces of gold, which was 2% below the bottom range of its April guidance.

Evidently, investors aren’t impressed!

 

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