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M&A, Earnings and News Round Up: Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Pandora Media, Marvell Technology Group, Starbucks, Cell Therapeutics

NEW YORK, November 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Market Buzz Report, an online investment portal, Announced important news and developments for on Keryx Biopharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:KERX), Pandora Media Inc(NYSE:P), Marvell Technology Group Ltd.(NASDAQ:MRVL), Starbucks Corporation(NASDAQ:SBUX), Cell Therapeutics Inc(NASDAQ:CTIC).

Keryx Biopharmaceuticals(NASDAQ:KERX) announced successful top-line results from its Phase 2 study of Zerenex (ferric citrate coordination complex) in non-dialysis dependent chronic kidney disease (NDD-CKD) patients with elevated serum phosphorus and iron deficiency anemia. In this study, Zerenex met both co-primary endpoints, described below, demonstrating highly statistically significant changes in serum phosphorus and transferrin saturation (TSAT) versus placebo over the 12-week treatment period.

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In addition, Zerenex met the key secondary endpoints of increasing ferritin and hemoglobin, and decreasing fibroblast growth factor-23 (FGF-23) versus placebo. The Company plans to meet with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to discuss these data with the goal of defining a path forward towards obtaining a labeled indication for the treatment of iron deficiency anemia in NDD-CKD patients.

Pandora Media Inc(NYSE:P) announced new metrics that were reached in the month of October 2013.  Listener hours for Pandora during the month of October 2013 were 1.47 billion, an increase of 18% from 1.25 billion during the same period last year. Share of total U.S. radio listening for Pandora in October 2013 was 8.06%, an increase from 6.61% at the same time last year.  Active listeners were 70.9 million at the end of October 2013, an increase of 20% from 59.2 million during the same time period last year.

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FBR Capital notes Market Perform-rated Pandora reported October metrics before the open on Tuesday. The key point: Listener hours rose 18% year over year, on par with the 18% rise in Sept. This strongly supports the argument that the iTunes Radio launch did not measurably slow listener growth, contrary to fears. Pandora's self-measured share of U.S. radio listening rose 151 bps year over year to 8.06%, suggesting that non-Pandora U.S. radio listening fell 5.5%, a step up from a 1.9% decline in September. The only slight negative for Pandora came from monthly active users, which dipped 2.5% month over month to 70.9 million.

Marvell Technology Group Ltd.(NASDAQ:MRVL)'s shares soared over 9% on Tuesday on reports that KKR & Co.  has acquired almost 5% of computer chipmaker Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (MRVL), As per reports from Bloomberg.

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KKR sees the Hamilton, Bermuda-based company as undervalued and has discussed its holding with the company's co-founders, Chief Executive Officer Sehat Sutardja and his brother Pantas, said one person, who asked not to be identified as the information is private. One scenario New York-based KKR is considering is a leveraged buyout of Marvell, though no such deal is imminent, the person said.

Argus raises their Starbucks Corporation(NASDAQ:SBUX) target to $90 from $84, as their review of co's growth initiatives has given them more confidence in co's multichannel strategy. In fiscal 4Q13, despite a challenging economy and aggressive competition, co used new products, promotions such as "treat receipts," and social media to attract customers. Firm thinks management's guidance for 10% revenue growth (down from 10%-13% previously) in FY14 is conservative, and expect new beverages and single-serve products to boost same-store sales.

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Cell Therapeutics Inc(NASDAQ:CTIC) develops and commercializes treatments for cancer. The company is focussing on building a biopharmaceutical company having a diversified portfolio of oncology drugs.

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