Is Draftkings (DKNG) a Smart Long-term Buy?

Alger Mid Cap Focus Fund recently released its Q3 2020 Investor Letter, a copy of which you can download here. Class Z shares of the Alger Mid Cap Focus Fund outperformed the Russell Midcap Growth Index during the third quarter of 2020. You should check out Alger Mid Cap Focus Fund’s top 5 stock picks for investors to buy right now, which could be the biggest winners of 2021.

In the Q3 2020 Investor Letter, Alger Mid Cap Focus Fund highlighted a few stocks and Draftkings Inc. (NASDAQ:DKNG) is one of them. Draftkings Inc. (NASDAQ:DKNG) is a sports betting company. Year-to-date, Draftkings Inc. (NASDAQ:DKNG) stock gained 357.6% and on December 28th it had a closing price of $48.96. Here is what Alger Mid Cap Focus Fund said:

“DraftKings is an online gaming operator. Its Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) allows users to virtually draft teams of players from professional sports leagues and potentially earn a payout based on how well their teams compete with results driven by how athletes perform in real life. DraftKings Online Sports Betting (OSB) involves the company taking wagers or bets from customers on sporting events. DraftKings’ third offering. Online Casino, involves customers betting real money when playing casino games like slots and blackjack online. Investors’ concerns that DraftKings’ revenues could be hurt by the pandemic suspending sporting events have been unfounded with professional football, basketball, baseball, hockey and college football continuing without significant disruption, which has supported the performance of DraftKings’ shares. Additionally, DraftKings has entered a marketing deal with ESPN. which could potentially lower the gaming company’s customer acquisition costs as well as shut out competitors from using the channel for marketing. A record high level of sports betting in New Jersey during August, strong monthly results for online gaming in the same state and Pennsylvania results also supported the performance of DraftKings shares. Investors also responded favorably to DraftKings launching online sports betting in Illinois.”


Last week, we published an article revealing that Draftkings Inc. (NASDAQ:DKNG) is one of the top 10 sin stocks to buy now.

In Q3 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Draftkings Inc. (NASDAQ:DKNG) stock decreased by about 19% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers don’t believe in Draftkings’ growth potential. Our calculations showed that Draftkings Inc. (NASDAQ:DKNG) isn’t ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.

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