Check Out What Whales Are Doing With DKNG

Someone with a lot of money to spend has taken a bullish stance on DraftKings DKNG.

And retail traders should know.

We noticed this today when the big position showed up on publicly available options history that we track here at Benzinga.

Whether this is an institution or just a wealthy individual, we don't know. But when something this big happens with DKNG, it often means somebody knows something is about to happen.

So how do we know what this whale just did?

Today, Benzinga's options scanner spotted 16 uncommon options trades for DraftKings.

This isn't normal.

The overall sentiment of these big-money traders is split between 62% bullish and 37%, bearish.

Out of all of the special options we uncovered, 2 are puts, for a total amount of $58,360, and 14 are calls, for a total amount of $633,155.

What's The Price Target?

Taking into account the Volume and Open Interest on these contracts, it appears that whales have been targeting a price range from $5.0 to $45.0 for DraftKings over the last 3 months.

Volume & Open Interest Development

Looking at the volume and open interest is a powerful move while trading options. This data can help you track the liquidity and interest for DraftKings's options for a given strike price. Below, we can observe the evolution of the volume and open interest of calls and puts, respectively, for all of DraftKings's whale trades within a strike price range from $5.0 to $45.0 in the last 30 days.

DraftKings Option Volume And Open Interest Over Last 30 Days

Biggest Options Spotted:

Symbol PUT/CALL Trade Type Sentiment Exp. Date Strike Price Total Trade Price Open Interest Volume
DKNG CALL SWEEP BULLISH 06/17/22 $12.50 $70.2K 2.1K 359
DKNG CALL SWEEP BEARISH 06/03/22 $13.00 $66.0K 1.2K 459
DKNG CALL SWEEP BEARISH 11/18/22 $15.00 $59.0K 1.3K 435
DKNG CALL TRADE BULLISH 01/19/24 $10.00 $56.0K 1.7K 49
DKNG CALL SWEEP BEARISH 11/18/22 $15.00 $54.3K 1.3K 232

Symbol PUT/CALL Trade Type Sentiment Exp. Date Strike Price Total Trade Price Open Interest Volume
DKNG CALL SWEEP BULLISH 06/17/22 $12.50 $70.2K 2.1K 359
DKNG CALL SWEEP BEARISH 06/03/22 $13.00 $66.0K 1.2K 459
DKNG CALL SWEEP BEARISH 11/18/22 $15.00 $59.0K 1.3K 435
DKNG CALL TRADE BULLISH 01/19/24 $10.00 $56.0K 1.7K 49
DKNG CALL SWEEP BEARISH 11/18/22 $15.00 $54.3K 1.3K 232

Where Is DraftKings Standing Right Now?

  • With a volume of 17,136,873, the price of DKNG is down -0.64% at $13.94.
  • RSI indicators hint that the underlying stock may be approaching overbought.
  • Next earnings are expected to be released in 74 days.

What The Experts Say On DraftKings:

  • Canaccord Genuity has decided to maintain their Buy rating on DraftKings, which currently sits at a price target of $34.
  • Oppenheimer has decided to maintain their Outperform rating on DraftKings, which currently sits at a price target of $24.
  • Deutsche Bank has decided to maintain their Hold rating on DraftKings, which currently sits at a price target of $16.
  • Needham has decided to maintain their Buy rating on DraftKings, which currently sits at a price target of $25.
  • Loop Capital has decided to maintain their Buy rating on DraftKings, which currently sits at a price target of $25.

Options are a riskier asset compared to just trading the stock, but they have higher profit potential. Serious options traders manage this risk by educating themselves daily, scaling in and out of trades, following more than one indicator, and following the markets closely.

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