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Here are the 3 most active ASX 200 shares this Friday

Which ASX 200 share was the most traded on the markets today?
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The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) has finished the week on a positive note. At close of trading today, the ASX 200 finished up a healthy 0.54% to 7,628 points.

But let’s go a little further and see which ASX 200 shares were the most active today in terms of raw trading volume.

The 3 most active ASX 200 shares today

Telstra Corporation Ltd (ASX: TLS)

Telstra has been lying around the ASX 200 boards all week, and today it seems is no different. A hefty 24.01 million Telstra shares changed owners today. That’s probably a result of what we are seeing with the Telstra share price itself. This ASX telco has has a bit of a wild day.

It spent the morning rising strongly to a new 52-week high of $4.02 a share, before giving up all of those gains and then some. At the final bell, Telstra was down 0.25% to $3.96 a share. It’s this volatility that’s probably behind the elevated trading volumes we are seeing today.

Pilbara Minerals Ltd (ASX: PLS)

ASX 200 lithium producer Pilbara is next on the list. Like Telstra, Pilbara has also been flying around the ASX share market this week. This Friday, a very substantial 27.52 million shares were traded.

Pilbara has also had an interesting day in terms of share price movements. Just before lunchtime, this company was down more than 5% to $2.26 a share.

However, Pilbara staged something of a recovery, and finished at $2.33 a share, still down 2.1% for the day. Again, it’s probably this share price volatility that is behind the large numbers of Pilbara shares trading today.

Scentre Group (ASX: SCG)

Our final ASX share today is Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) Scentre Group. A whopping 51.08 million Scentre units have swapped hands this Friday, making it the most traded ASX 200 company of the day.

Despite this move, there has been no major news or events affecting the Scentre unit price today. Scentre finished the day down 2.29% to $2.56 a unit after going as high as $2.58 earlier in the day.

A non-ASX 200 footnote

While Sayona Mining Ltd (ASX: SYA) is not an ASX 200 share, it deserves a shoutout today for the mind-boggling 219.31 million shares that have traded on the share market today.

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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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