A Closer Look at Rocket Lab USA's Options Market Dynamics

Investors with a lot of money to spend have taken a bearish stance on Rocket Lab USA RKLB.

And retail traders should know.

We noticed this today when the trades showed up on publicly available options history that we track here at Benzinga.

Whether these are institutions or just wealthy individuals, we don't know. But when something this big happens with RKLB, it often means somebody knows something is about to happen.

So how do we know what these investors just did?

Today, Benzinga's options scanner spotted 8 uncommon options trades for Rocket Lab USA.

This isn't normal.

The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 37% bullish and 62%, bearish.

Out of all of the special options we uncovered, 4 are puts, for a total amount of $154,934, and 4 are calls, for a total amount of $215,665.

Projected Price Targets

Taking into account the Volume and Open Interest on these contracts, it appears that whales have been targeting a price range from $3.5 to $5.0 for Rocket Lab USA over the last 3 months.

Insights into Volume & Open Interest

Assessing the volume and open interest is a strategic step in options trading. These metrics shed light on the liquidity and investor interest in Rocket Lab USA's options at specified strike prices. The forthcoming data visualizes the fluctuation in volume and open interest for both calls and puts, linked to Rocket Lab USA's substantial trades, within a strike price spectrum from $3.5 to $5.0 over the preceding 30 days.

Rocket Lab USA Option Volume And Open Interest Over Last 30 Days

Biggest Options Spotted:

Symbol PUT/CALL Trade Type Sentiment Exp. Date Ask Bid Price Strike Price Total Trade Price Open Interest Volume
RKLB CALL TRADE BEARISH 01/16/26 $1.2 $1.15 $1.1 $5.00 $77.0K 6.3K 730
RKLB CALL SWEEP BULLISH 01/17/25 $1.05 $0.95 $1.05 $3.50 $52.5K 688 1.0K
RKLB PUT SWEEP BULLISH 05/10/24 $0.6 $0.5 $0.5 $4.00 $50.0K 777 421
RKLB CALL SWEEP BULLISH 01/17/25 $0.85 $0.8 $0.85 $4.00 $48.3K 7.7K 522
RKLB CALL TRADE BEARISH 01/17/25 $1.1 $1.05 $1.05 $3.50 $37.8K 688 500

About Rocket Lab USA

Rocket Lab USA Inc is engaged in space, building rockets, and spacecraft. It provides end-to-end mission services that provide frequent and reliable access to space for civil, defense, and commercial markets. It designs and manufactures the Electron and Neutron launch vehicles and Photon satellite platform. Rocket Lab's Electron launch vehicle has delivered multiple satellites to orbit for private and public sector organizations, enabling operations in national security, scientific research, space debris mitigation, Earth observation, climate monitoring, and communications. The business operates in two segments being Launch Services and Space systems. Geographically it serves Japan, Germany, rest of the world and earns key revenue from the United States.

Following our analysis of the options activities associated with Rocket Lab USA, we pivot to a closer look at the company's own performance.

Where Is Rocket Lab USA Standing Right Now?

  • Trading volume stands at 14,039,583, with RKLB's price down by -4.84%, positioned at $3.55.
  • RSI indicators show the stock to be may be oversold.
  • Earnings announcement expected in 21 days.

What The Experts Say On Rocket Lab USA

In the last month, 1 experts released ratings on this stock with an average target price of $4.25.

  • Maintaining their stance, an analyst from Wells Fargo continues to hold a Equal-Weight rating for Rocket Lab USA, targeting a price of $4.

Options are a riskier asset compared to just trading the stock, but they have higher profit potential. Serious options traders manage this risk by educating themselves daily, scaling in and out of trades, following more than one indicator, and following the markets closely.

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