Why Is CEL-SCI (CVM) Stock Down 23% Today?


  • CEL-SCI (CVM) stock is falling after pricing a public stock offering for 2.5 million shares.
  • The company is selling these shares for $2 each.
  • This has it expecting $5 million in gross proceeds from the offering.
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CEL-SCI (NYSEMKT:CVM) stock is dropping on Tuesday after the biotechnology company announced details of a public share offering.

CEL-SCI is offering up 2.5 million shares of its common stock at a price of $2 per share. This has the company expecting gross proceeds of $5 million from the public stock offering. The firm will use these funds for the continued development of Multikine and general corporate purposes.

Of course, investors aren’t reacting positively to this news and that makes sense. Any public stock offering increases the total number of outstanding shares of CVM stock. That also dilutes the stakes of current shareholders.

To go along with this, the CVM stock offering of $2 per share is below its prior closing price of $2.86 per share. That discount for shares is also dragging down the stock price today.

What Is CVM Stock All About?

CEL-SCI is a biotechnology company focused on the development of treatments for cancer and infectious diseases. The company is seeking out ways to combat these issues by increasing immune system activity.

Multikine is CEL-SCI’s lead product candidate to treat cancer. The drug has Orphan Drug Status from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and has undergone a Phase 3 clinical trial for head and neck cancer.

CVM stock is down 23.1% as of Tuesday morning.

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