Selling Buzz: Rocket Lab USA Inc. [RKLB] Chief Financial Officer Spice Adam C. sells 64,189 shares of the company


The buying and selling of stock by a company’s insider give investors a sense that the stock will rise or fall in the future. Rocket Lab USA Inc. shares valued at $271,776 were sold by Spice Adam C. on Mar 09. At $4.23 per share, Spice Adam C. sold 64,189 shares. The insider’s holdings dropped to 1,686,168 shares worth approximately $6.68 million following the completion of this transaction.

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Also, Kampani Arjun sold 22,532 shares, netting a total of over 95,400 in proceeds. Following the sale of shares at $4.23 each, the insider now holds 568,493 shares.

Before that, GRIFFIN MICHAEL D had sold 50,688 shares from its account. In a trade valued at $208,835, the Director traded Rocket Lab USA Inc. shares for $4.12 each. Upon closing the transaction, the insider’s holdings decreased to 50,688 shares, worth approximately $0.0.

As published in their initiating research note from Credit Suisse on October 12, 2022, Rocket Lab USA Inc. [RKLB] has been an Underperform and the price target has been revised to $3. This represents a -32.0% premium over Thursday’s closing price. Analysts at Cowen upgraded the stock from ‘”a Market perform”‘ to ‘”an Outperform”‘ outlook in a report released in late August. As of June 21, 2022, Wells Fargo has initiated its “an Equal weight” rating for RKLB. Earlier on February 23, 2022, ROTH Capital initiated its rating. Their recommendation was “a Buy” for RKLB stock.

Analyzing RKLB Stock Performance

On Thursday, Rocket Lab USA Inc. [NASDAQ: RKLB] rose 1.02% to $3.96. The stock’s lowest price that day was $3.77, but it reached a high of $4.00 in the same session. During the last five days, there has been a drop of approximately -2.94%. Over the course of the year, Rocket Lab USA Inc. shares have jumped approximately 5.04%. Shares of the company reached a 52-week high of $5.68 on 01/18/23 and a 52-week low of $3.70 on 03/13/23. A 50-day SMA is recorded $4.63, while a 200-day SMA reached $4.61. Nevertheless, trading volume fell to 2.38 million shares from 3.16 million shares the previous day.

Support And Resistance Levels for Rocket Lab USA Inc. (RKLB)

According to the 24-hour chart, there is a support level at 3.82, which, if violated, would cause prices to drop to 3.68. In the upper region, resistance lies at 4.05. The next price resistance is at 4.14. RSI (Relative Strength Index) is 36.93 on the 14-day chart, showing neutral technical sentiment. Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) is at -0.30, which suggests the price will decrease in the coming days. Percent R is at 73.20%, indicating bearish price movement. Stochastics %K at holding indicates that the stock is to be held.

Is Rocket Lab USA Inc. subject to short interest?

Stocks of Rocket Lab USA Inc. saw a sharp rise in short interest on Jan 12, 2023 jumping by 0.93 million shares to 20.21 million. Data from Yahoo Finance shows that the short interest on Dec 14, 2022 was 19.28 million shares. A jump of 4.6% in short interest reflects a positive sentiment towards the stock. Despite the fact that short shares comprise just 5.84 of the overall float, the days-to-cover ratio (short ratio) jumped to 5.84.

Which companies own the most shares of Rocket Lab USA Inc. (RKLB)?

According to The Future Fund Management Agency filings, the company currently owns 29,260,021 shares, which is about 6.18% of the total RKLB shares outstanding. The investor’s shares have plunged by -13,104,918 from its previous 13-F filing of 42364939.0 shares. With the completion of the buy transaction, The Vanguard Group, Inc.’s stake is now worth $106,817,535. BlackRock Fund Advisors acquire a 19.40% interest valued at $71.01 million while SSgA Funds Management, Inc. purchased a 1,599,305 stake. A total of 1,094,796 shares of Rocket Lab USA Inc. were bought by ArrowMark Colorado Holdings LLC during the quarter, and 103,979 were bought by Geode Capital Management LLC. In its current portfolio, Lockheed Martin Investment Manage holds 3,639,111 shares valued at $16.38 million.

In terms of Rocket Lab USA Inc. share price expectations, FactSet research, analysts set an average price target of $9.33 in the next 12 months, up nearly 155.1% from the previous closing price of $3.92. Analysts anticipate Rocket Lab USA Inc. stock to reach $13.00 by 2023, with the lowest price target being $2.50. In spite of this, 10 analysts ranked Rocket Lab USA Inc. stock as an Overweight at the end of 2023. On January 12, 2022, Morgan Stanley assigned a price target of “an Overweight” to the stock and initiated coverage with a $17.


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