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Rocket Companies (RKT) is a US financial company that offers money apps, including the Rocket Mortgage app. In 2021, its stock price came under the spotlight after the company became a favourite of Reddit's WallStreetBets community along with others, including AMC, GameStop and Koss. The company was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in the United States.
How to buy shares in Rocket Companies
- Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
- Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
- Search for Rocket Companies. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: RKT. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
- Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Rocket Companies reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
- Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$19.17, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Rocket Companies, depending on your broker.
- Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Rocket Companies. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.
What's in this guide?
- Rocket Companies key stats
- Compare share trading platforms
- Is Rocket Companies stock a buy or sell?
- Rocket Companies performance over time
- Can I short Rocket Companies shares?
- Are Rocket Companies shares over-valued?
- Rocket Companies's financials
- Does Rocket Companies pay a dividend?
- Other common questions
Rocket Companies stock price (NYSE:RKT)Use our graph to track the performance of RKT stocks over time.
Rocket Companies shares at a glance
|52-week range||US$14.94 - US$37.7245|
|50-day moving average||US$16.3694|
|200-day moving average||US$18.465|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||US$2.814|
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Rocket Companies price performance over time
|1 week (2021-10-20)||12.07%|
|1 month (2021-09-27)||12.01%|
|3 months (2021-07-27)||10.32%|
|6 months (2021-04-27)||-16.90%|
|1 year (2020-10-27)||-5.37%|
Is Rocket Companies under- or over-valued?
Valuing Rocket Companies stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Rocket Companies's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Rocket Companies's P/E ratio
Rocket Companies's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 6x. In other words, Rocket Companies shares trade at around 6x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Rocket Companies's EBITDA
Rocket Companies's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$10.4 billion (£7.6 billion).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Rocket Companies's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Rocket Companies financials
|Revenue TTM||US$16.9 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||61.2%|
|Gross profit TTM||US$16 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||20.02%|
|Return on equity TTM||140.65%|
|Market capitalisation||US$32.8 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting Rocket Companies shares
There are currently 12.2 million Rocket Companies shares held short by investors – that's known as Rocket Companies's "short interest". This figure is 10% up from 11.1 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Rocket Companies shares can be evaluated.
Rocket Companies's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
Rocket Companies's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Rocket Companies shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Rocket Companies shares traded daily (recently around 4.0 million). Rocket Companies's SIR currently stands at 3.09. In other words for every 100,000 Rocket Companies shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3090 shares are currently held short.
However Rocket Companies's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Rocket Companies shares, or, against the total number of tradable Rocket Companies shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Rocket Companies's short interest could be expressed as 0.09% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Rocket Companies shares in existence, roughly 90 shares are currently held short) or 0.0888% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Rocket Companies shares, roughly 89 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Rocket Companies.
Find out more about how you can short Rocket Companies stock.
Rocket Companies share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 30% of net profits
Recently Rocket Companies has paid out, on average, around 30% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Rocket Companies shareholders could enjoy a 0% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Rocket Companies's case, that would currently equate to about $N/A per share.
While Rocket Companies's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Rocket Companies may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Rocket Companies's most recent dividend payout was on 22 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 7 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Rocket Companies overview
Rocket Companies, Inc. engages in the tech-driven real estate, mortgage, and eCommerce businesses in the United States and Canada. It operates in two segments, Direct to Consumer and Partner Network. The company's solutions include Rocket Mortgage, a mortgage lender; Amrock that provides title insurance, property valuation, and settlement services; Rocket Homes, a home search platform and real estate agent referral network, which offers technology-enabled services to support the home buying and selling experience; Rocket Auto, an automotive retail marketplace that provides centralized and virtual car sales support to national car rental and online car purchasing platforms; and Rocket Loans, an online-based personal loans business. Its solutions also include Core Digital Media, a digital social and display advertiser in the mortgage, insurance, and education sectors; Nexsys, a fintech company, which offers a suite of essential tech solutions for mortgage origination and closing processes through digitization and automation; Lendesk, a technology services company that provides a point of sale system for mortgage professionals and a loan origination system for private lenders; and Edison Financial, a digital mortgage startup. In addition, the company originates, closes, sells, and services agency-conforming loans. Rocket Companies, Inc. was founded in in 1985 and is headquartered in Detroit, Michigan. Rocket Companies, Inc. is a subsidiary of Rock Holdings, Inc.
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