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Why DraftKings' Stock Price Jumped on Tuesday

By Jose Najarro – Oct 27, 2021 at 10:45AM

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The end of a proposed acquisition deal has investors excited.

Today's video focuses on recent news affecting DraftKings (DKNG -1.72%) and why its stock price went up over 6% at one point on Oct. 26. Here are some highlights from the video. 

  1. In late September, reports appeared that DraftKings was making a $22 billion bid for Entain (ENT 0.10%). On Oct. 26, DraftKings announced that it would not make a firm offer for Entain. Based on the price action movement, investors are happy that the acquisition is not going through. 
  2. Currently, DraftKings is trading at a forward-one-year-price-to-sales ratio of 11, and its stock price is down over 30% from its 52-week high closing.
  3. DraftKings' management is still highly confident it will maintain a leadership position and achieve long-term growth in North America. Investors are still excited about DraftKings' growth as more states legalize online sports betting, fantasy sportsbooks, and online casinos.
  4. Entain's stock price dropped over 5% on the day, trading in the opposite direction from DraftKings. 

Click the video below for my full thoughts and analysis. 

*Stock prices used were the midday prices of Oct. 26, 2021. The video was published on Oct. 26, 2021.


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