DraftKings Is a Top Analyst Pick Ahead of NFL Draft. Here's Why

DraftKings is outperforming in 2024 and analysts think there is more upside for the stock. Here's what you need to know.

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DraftKings (DKNG) is up more than 15% in 2024 through April 25, easily outperforming the S&P 500's roughly 6% gain. Analysts are overwhelmingly bullish on the sports betting stock ahead of the NFL draft, which kicks off tonight at 8 pm Eastern time.

Speaking for the bulls is Needham analyst Bernie McTernan, who added DraftKings to his Conviction List on March 27. The analyst maintained his Buy rating and raised his price target to $58 from $54, representing implied upside of about 43% to current levels.

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Joey Solitro

Joey Solitro is a freelance financial journalist at Kiplinger with more than a decade of experience. A longtime equity analyst, Joey has covered a range of industries for media outlets including The Motley Fool, Seeking Alpha, Market Realist, and TipRanks. Joey holds a bachelor's degree in business administration.