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These 3 ASX 200 shares are topping the volume charts on Wednesday

We take a look at the most active ASX 200 shares by volume…
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The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) is having a disappointing day on the share market today. At the time of writing, the ASX 200 is down by 0.28% at 7,414 points.

But rather than dwelling on that uninspiring number, let’s instead check out the ASX 200 shares that are currently topping the ASX trading volume charts, according to investing.com.

3 most active ASX 200 shares by volume this Wednesday

South32 Ltd (ASX: S32)

ASX 200 diversified miner South32 is our first share experiencing elevated trading volumes thus far today. South32 has seen a sizeable 11.3 million of its own shares bought and sold so far this Wednesday.

With no news or announcements out of the company today, we can probably assume this high volume is the result of the gyrations of the South32 share price itself. As it stands currently, South32 is down a nasty 2.12% at $3.46 a share.

Sydney Airport (ASX: SYD)

Sydney Airport is our next ASX 200 share up today. A hefty 13.68 million shares of this infrastructure company have found new owners so far this Wednesday. That’s despite the Sydney Airport share price knocking up a rather tame 0.18% gain so far, with no other news or announcements out.

But shares of this Airport have been flying around the markets ever since it announced it had accepted a takeover bid at $8.75 a share earlier this week. This is probably still flowing through to investor buying pressure today.

Telstra Corporation Ltd (AS:X TLS)

ASX 200 telco Telstra is our final and most traded share thus far this Wednesday. We have seen an impressive 17.14 million Telstra shares change hands so far today. This could be the result of the volatility the Telstra share price itself has experienced so far in today’s trading session.

Soon after open, this telco rose as high as $3.98 a share. But this afternoon’s trading has seen these gains erased, with Telstra now sitting at $3.91 a share, down 0.26% for the day. This volatility is likely what is behind this high trading volume 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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