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The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) has ended the trading week on a high note. At the closing bell, the ASX 200 finished the day up a healthy 0.5% to 7,522.9 points.
But let’s dig a little deeper and see which ASX 200 shares topped the trading volume charts today.
3 of the heaviest trading ASX 200 shares today
South32 Ltd (ASX: S32)
ASX 200 miner South32 is our first cab off the rank today. This diversified miner has seen a hefty 19 million of its shares trade today. This coincides with yet another bumper rise in the South32 share price today.
The company put on another 2.5% to $3.28 a share after hitting a new 52-week high of $3.30 earlier today. This latest move means South32 is now up an impressive 9.7% over the past week. This is probably the reason why there are so many S32 shares trading today.
Pilbara Minerals Ltd (ASX: PLS)
Another miner in Pilbara Minerals makes the list today. ASX 200 lithium producer Pilbara saw some healthy green numbers this Friday. At the close, Pilbara was up 2.26% to $2.26 after climbing as high as $2.35 earlier today, or 5% higher.
All of this is despite the absence of any major news or announcements out of this hot lithium share. Today’s share price gains have resulted in a sizeable 27.38 million Pilbara shares swappings hands.
Alumina Limited (ASX: AWC)
Last, but certainly not least, today we have ASX 200 aluminium and alumina producer Alumina Limited. Alumina is another resources share that has been on a roll lately. Today, we have seen the company gain an impressive 6.68% to $1.99 a share after making a new 52-week high of its own at $1.06 earlier today.
With no other news out of Alumina, it is this substantial jump that seems to have seen a whopping 29.28 million Alumina shares bought and sold this Friday.
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