CEL-SCI Co. (NYSEAMERICAN:CVM) saw a large increase in short interest during the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 2,543,528 shares, an increase of 1.6% from the December 14th total of 2,504,696 shares. Currently, 9.5% of the shares of the company are sold short. Based on an average daily volume of 186,318 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 13.7 days.

Shares of CVM stock opened at $2.76 on Friday. CEL-SCI has a 12-month low of $0.82 and a 12-month high of $4.44.

Hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. D.A. Davidson & CO. purchased a new stake in shares of CEL-SCI during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $567,000. Vanguard Group Inc increased its stake in shares of CEL-SCI by 29.7% during the 3rd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc now owns 562,208 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,277,000 after purchasing an additional 128,764 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its stake in shares of CEL-SCI by 29.7% during the 3rd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 562,208 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,277,000 after purchasing an additional 128,764 shares during the last quarter. Finally, BlackRock Inc. increased its stake in shares of CEL-SCI by 370.7% during the 3rd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 603,914 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,446,000 after purchasing an additional 475,600 shares during the last quarter.

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About CEL-SCI

CEL-SCI Corporation engages in the research and development of drugs and vaccines. Its lead investigational immunotherapy is Multikine, which is under pivotal phase III clinical trial for the treatment of primary head and neck cancer. The company's Multikine is also used in a Phase I study with the Naval Medical Center, San Diego under a cooperative research and development agreement in HIV/HPV co-infected men and women with peri-anal warts.

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