Rocket Lab Stock Blasts Off as First Earnings Report Impresses. Here’s Why.

Text size Rocket Lab announced a satellite-launch deal on Wednesday. Courtesy Rocket Lab Stock in Rocket Lab USA soared Thursday after the space launch provider reported its initial quarterly results as a publicly traded company. Sales were $29.5 million in the first half of 2021. That’s good, even though investors really had nothing to compare … Read more

Here are the three biggest risks for stocks right now, and the red flags to watch

A choppy October thus far is pointing north for stocks on Thursday. Less pressure over the debt ceiling and falling natural-gas prices after Wednesday’s mayhem and Russia’s offer to help Europe, may be helping. Some aren’t too worried. But the list of what could ail this market seems to get longer by the day. Strategists … Read more

Rocket Lab Stock Surges Because NASA Wants It to Launch a Solar Sail

Text size NASA selected Rocket Lab USA to launch its Advanced Composite Solar Sail System, or ACS3. It’s another big win for the space startup. Courtesy of Rocket Lab Commercial space-launch-services company Rocket Lab USA racked up another new impressive business win. Shares are spiking Wednesday afternoon. Rocket Lab (ticker: RKLB) stock is up 10% … Read more

Space Start-Up Rocket Lab Has a New Bull. The Stock Is Jumping.

Text size Rocket Lab can build satellites, and it can also deliver them to space with its low-cost, reusable rockets. Courtesy Rocket Lab Stock in commercial satellite and space launch services company Rocket Lab USA picked up another bullish rating from Wall Street. Shares are rising as a result. Thursday, Stifel analyst Erik Rasmussen launched … Read more

Rocket Lab Stock Is Rising, Boosted by the New Space Force Business

Text size Rocket Lab was awarded about $24 million for product development from the U.S. Space Force. Shares have taken off. Courtesy Rocket Lab Commercial-space company Rocket Lab USA’s hot streak is continuing. The company announced another new business win Monday. Rocket Lab (ticker: RKLB) announced Monday it will get about $24 million to develop … Read more

Lockheed, Northrop Grumman Invest in Space Startup Orbit Fab

Text size A Lockheed transport plane took off from southern England last month. Justin Tallis/AFP via Getty Images As the commercial space economy heats up, existing players in the aerospace and defense industry are looking to invest in the latest technology, just like the proliferating crop of space startups. Tuesday, The Wall Street Journal reported … Read more

Apple’s iPhone 13 Could Offer Satellite Service. Space Stocks Are Jumping.

Text size A technician works on a Globalstar satellite. VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images Space and satellite stocks are jumping as speculation grows that the next version of the iPhone will be equipped to handle space-based mobile communications, making calls possible even beyond the reach of cellular networks. The news outlet MacRumors reported Sunday that Ming-Chi Kuo, … Read more

Boeing Is Investing in Richard Branson’s Space Startup Virgin Orbit

Text size Boeing is best known as a jet manufacturer, but it also is active in space technology. Olivier Douliery / AFP via Getty Images Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit is going to become a publicly traded company, and Boeing is going to help. It’s a sign that new commercial space technology is ready for … Read more

How Rocket Lab and Elon Musk’s SpaceX Are Different, and the Same

Text size RocketLab CEO Peter Beck. Phil Walter/Getty Images Rocket Lab USA CEO Peter Beck sees some parallels between his company and Elon Musk’s SpaceX. But he also plans to take a different path to expand his company in coming years. Rocket Lab (ticker: RKLB) closed its merger with the special-purpose acquisition company Vector Acquisition … Read more

Rocket Lab Wins With SPAC Deal, NASA Approval of Key Mission.

Text size A Rocket Lab Electron rocket. Courtesy Rocketlab Stock in Rocket Lab should have an interesting week. There is a lot of news, most of it positive. Friday, shareholders of the special-purpose acquisition company Vector Acquisition (ticker: VACQ) approved the SPAC’s merger with Rocket Lab, clearing the way for the space company to become … Read more