Rocket Stock Needs a Reset Following Crash to All-Time Low

RKT is struggling despite strong revenue and net income growth

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Rocket Companies Inc (NYSE:RKT) is an American holding company consisting of personal finance and consumer service brands. The tech-driven company provides real estate, mortgage, and financial services. RKT's personal finance and consumer technology brands include Rocket Mortgage, Rocket Homes, Rocket Loans, Rocket Auto, Rock Central, Amrock, Core Digital Media, Rock Connections, Lendesk and Edison Financial. Rocket Companies also has approximately 26,000 team members across the United States and Canada.

Rocket stock has decreased approximately 25% in price year-over-year and is trading down 60% since peaking at an all-time high of $41.10 on March 2. Additionally, the shares have fallen 26% year-to-date and hit a fresh all-time low of $15.82 just yesterday, Sept. 30. The stock is slightly higher today, up 0.3% at $16.09 at last check, though several levels of pressure still loom up ahead, including the 30-day moving average, which rejected a rally attempt late last month. 

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This negative price action has attracted plenty of short sellers, and short interest has risen 11.1% in the last reporting period The 12.35 million shares sold short make up 9.1% of the stock's available float, and would take a little over two days to cover at its average daily pace of trading. 

From a fundamental perspective, Rocket Companies stock is shaping up to be an intriguing value play as it continues its bearish run. Rocket stock currently trades at a price-earnings ratio of 5.68. In addition, RKT has managed to grow its top- and bottom-lines significantly in recent years. Most notably, Rocket Companies' revenues have increased approximately 230% and net income has increased 1266% since fiscal 2019.

On the flip side, Rocket stock sports a forward price-earnings ratio of 11.64, indicating an expected decrease in earnings after its big growth spurt. Nonetheless, RKT still remains at an attractive valuation, presenting a great buying opportunity for investors as the stock remains near its all-time bottom.

 

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