Here are the 3 heaviest trading ASX 200 shares today

Which ASX 200 share is topping the trading volume charts today?
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The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) has continued this week’s run of bad form on Wednesday. The ASX 200 finished the day down 0.24% to 7,512 points. Let’s not cry over spilt milk though. Instead, let’s check out the ASX 200 shares that are topping the charts today in terms of trading volume.

The 3 heaviest trading ASX 200 shares today

Telstra Corporation Ltd (ASX: TLS)

Our first ASX 200 share up today is the telco giant Telstra. This Wednesday has seen a substantial 23.98 million shares swap hands. That’s despite an absence of any major news or announcements out of the telecommunications company today.

In saying that, Telstra shares are defying the broader market today. Telstra finished the day up a healthy 0.51%, trading at $3.94. Although it finished the day up, Telstra was down for most of the morning today. It’s probably this volatility that is behind so many Telstra shares trading.

South32 Ltd (ASX: S32)

ASX 200 miner South32 is next up on our list. South32 has seen a sizeable 24.92 million of its shares bought and sold this Wednesday. Again, that’s despite no major news or announcement out of the company.

However, we are seeing a big move with the South32 share price today. Just like Telstra, this miner is defying the broader market, and finished the day up 2.13%, trading at $3.36. It’s probably this hefty rise that is behind so many shares trading on the markets.

Oil Search Ltd (ASX: OSH)

Finally, we have ASX 200 energy share Oil Search as our top trading share this Wednesday. Oil Seach has had a rather unusually volatile day of trading today. Its shares were down 0.8% at one point, and finished the day up 0.27%, trading at $3.75. This volatility has likely sparked the 26.21 million shares that have changed owners this Wednesday.

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Motley Fool contributor Sebastian Bowen owns shares of Telstra Corporation Limited. The Motley Fool Australia’s parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended Telstra Corporation Limited. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Bruce Jackson.

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