DraftKings Shares Gain as Analysts Upgrade Rating

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DraftKings shares saw an increase on Tuesday following another Buy rating from analysts at MoffettNathanson.

Key Details:

  • The analysts, led by Robert Fishman, raised their call on DraftKings stock to Buy from Neutral.
  • Their price target was also lifted to $37 from $31.
  • The stock rose 4.2% to $29.34 in early trading.
  • So far this year, the shares have soared 158%.
  • CEO Jason Robins had previously outlined DraftKings’ vision in a fourth-quarter letter to shareholders, emphasizing the need to cut spending and invest in long-term competitive advantages.
  • DraftKings has delivered on these goals, with expenses improving and revenues consistently exceeding expectations.
  • The company expects to achieve meaningful positive adjusted EBITDA in the fourth quarter of 2023 and full-year adjusted EBITDA profitability in 2024.
  • Analysts predict DraftKings will achieve profitability under generally accepted accounting principles in 2025.

Closing the Market Share Gap:

  • DraftKings has made recent progress in closing the market share gap with industry leader FanDuel.
  • This has been achieved through product improvements and attracting VIP customers.
  • According to FactSet, the majority of analysts are bullish on DraftKings, with 71% rating it as a Buy and 29% as Neutral.

Upcoming Earnings Report:

  • DraftKings is scheduled to release its third-quarter earnings on November 2 after the market closes.
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