DraftKings (NASDAQ:DKNG) stock is doing well on Tuesday after announcing it won’t be making a firm offer for Entain.
According to a press release from DraftKings, the company reached its current decision after “further analysis and discussions with the Entain board of directors.” This also submits it to restrictions under Rule 2.8 of the Code for the next six months.
Jason Robins, co-founder, chairman and CEO of DraftKings, said this about the news bumping DKNG stock higher today.
“After several discussions with Entain leadership, DraftKings has decided that it will not make a firm offer for Entain at this time. Based on our vertically-integrated technology stack, best-in-class product and technology capabilities and leading brand, we are highly confident in our ability to maintain a leadership position and achieve our long-term growth plans in the rapidly growing North America market.”
Investors in DKNG stock seem to be in favor of it nixing a deal with Entain. On top of shares rising is heavier-than-normal trading. This has some 19 million moving as of this writing. That’s already above its daily average trading volume of 12.2 million shares.
Traders on Twitter are mostly reacting positively to today’s news.
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DKNG stock was up 4.3% as of Tuesday afternoon and is up 8.8% since the start of the year.
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On the date of publication, William White did not have (either directly or indirectly) any positions in the securities mentioned in this article. The opinions expressed in this article are those of the writer, subject to the InvestorPlace.com Publishing Guidelines.