- An active stock is a stock that traded the most shares on a specific day.
- High volumes show liquidity in the stock.
- Air NZ and Spark were the two most traded stocks of the day.
Active stocks are corporate shares that traded in largest volumes on a certain day. These stocks inform investors about the liquidity, market sentiment and price movement of these securities.
Let’s have a look at the 5 most traded stocks on NZX today.
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AIR was the most traded on the NZX today. The trading volumes of the stock stood at 1,432,485. The stock, at the time of writing, was trading down by 3.08% at $1.415.
Air NZ stood down 15 members this week from its staff after the airline came to know that they were close contacts of an employee who tested positive for Omicron. The airline has done some schedule modifications for the weeks ahead due to COVID-19.
SPK reported the second highest volumes on Monday at 1,333,546. The stock, at the time of writing, was trading down by 1.88% at $4.435.
Spark entered into a contract with Electra Group last month to purchase back the remaining 50% shares in Connect 8. The deal may be completed in early 2022 and will help Spark in its 5G rollout.
Goodman Property Trust (NZX:GMT)
Goodman reported strong volumes on Monday at 1,174,041 shares and the stock price, at the time of writing, was down 0.59% at $2.525.
Goodman bought an infill site in Albany in December to build a new processing centre amid a rise in parcel volumes due to growing digital economy. The firm has got a development contract from NZ Post to fulfill the task.
AIA showed high volumes for the day. The trading volumes stood at 1,141,367 and the stock, at the time of writing, was trading down by 2.9% at $7.2.
Total passenger volumes at Auckland Airport plummeted by 89.1% in November compared to the previous year. The recovery of AIA is still contingent on the economy recovering and further vaccinations in the face of new strains.
AIA will publish its interim results on 24 February 2022.
Oceania was also amongst the most traded stocks of the day, noting trading volumes of 999,079 for the day. The stock, at the time of writing, was trading down by 4.17% at $1.15.
OCA paid an interim dividend of 2.1cps on 20 December 2021.
The list of most traded stocks can help investors in their investment approach. However, investors can filter out stocks as per their needs from the list.
(NOTE: Currency is reported in NZ Dollar unless stated otherwise)