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    Shares of Bayer AG (BAYZF) climbed 3% Wednesday after the medical-products giant announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the use of transvaginal ultrasound to confirm the company's Essure birth-control method is properly placed. Previously, women using Essure had to get an X-ray of the reproductive areas after they were filled with contrasting dye.

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    Shares of digital health platform Teladoc, Inc. (TDOC) were up 60% Wednesday morning on their first day of trading on the New York Stock Exchange. The company, which facilitates calls and videos between doctors and patients, had priced its shares at $19 a share Tuesday and said it was offering between 7 million to 8.25 million shares. (END) Dow Jones Newswires 07-01-15 1023 ET Copyright (c) 2015 Dow Jones& Company, Inc..

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    Nike shares are up 0.49% to $108.55 in pre-market trading on Wednesday as the shoe and apparel maker prepares for co-founder and chairman Phil Knight to step down from his chairmanship. No specific date has been set for Knight's departure, but the 77 year old said that he wants Nike President and CEO Mark Parker to succeed him and that he plans to remain active in the company.Knight started Nik...

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    Paychex (PAYX) shares are up 1.92% to $47.78 in early market trading on Wednesday following the release of the integrated payroll and human resources solutions provider's fourth quarter earnings results before the opening bell today.The Rochester, NY-based company reported fourth quarter net income of $161.2 million, or 44 cents per diluted share on revenue that grew 8.3% over the previous year to $69...

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    Shares of Melco Crown Entertainment (MPEL) are gaining by 9.35% to $21.47 in mid-morning trading on Wednesday, as casino stocks continue to rise from Tuesday, despite another monthly decline in Macau's gambling revenue. Data released today shows June revenue in the Chinese gaming district fell for the 13th consecutive month by 36%, when compared to the same period last year.

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    Shares of Peabody Energy (BTU) were falling 15.5% to $1.85 Wednesday after the coal mining company warned that it expects to report lower earnings and EBITDA in the second quarter. Peabody Energy (BTU) said it expects a $40 million charge due to substantial rains and flash flooding in the Southern Powder River Basin in Montana that reduced production by 5 million to 5.5 million tons in June.

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     McCormick & Co. shares are down 3.4% to $78.20 in early market trading on Wednesday despite reporting better than expected second quarter earnings results after the closing bell yesterday.The Sparks, MD-based spice and seasoning mix and condiment maker beat analysts' earnings expectations, reporting profits of 75 cents per diluted share versus the consensus 68 cents per share expectations.Reve...

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    Sales of transport fuels have exceeded all expectations this year, making demand from reviving economies the mantra of bulls who say the oil price is well on the mend. But warning signs, especially in Europe, may derail that view.

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    * Inside story of tortuous negotiations over Athens' debt. * Mistrust grew, driving sides apart. * Referendum call surprised even Greek negotiators. * Vote may lead to Grexit or new government. By Renee Maltezou, Elizabeth Pineau and Andreas Rinke. It was a small room with a plain wooden table a few feet wide.

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    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles U.S. June auto sales rose 8 percent from a year ago, boosted by the continued strength of its Jeep SUV brand. U.S. auto sales, often an early snapshot into consumer spending each month, are expected to rise about 5 percent for the industry.

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    Constellation Brands Inc (STZ) reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by higher sales of its Corona and Modelo beers, and said it would buy the Meiomi wine brand for about $315 million. Shares of Constellation, which also raised its full-year adjusted profit forecast, rose 2 percent in premarket trading on Wednesday.

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    - General Mills Inc (GIS) , the maker of Cheerios cereal and Betty Crocker cake mixes, said fourth-quarter profit halved as it recorded a $260 million charge to write down the value of one of its frozen and canned vegetable businesses. An assessment of its Green Giant brand showed the business's market value was now lower than its carrying value, the company said in a statement on Wednesday.