NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Online travel company Expedia (EXPE) - Get Report reported second-quarter earnings of 55 cents a share vs. the average analyst estimate of 49 cents a share.

Shares were popping 4.7% to $30.35.

Mobile communications company

Vodafone

(VOD) - Get Report

was rising 4.6% to $28.09 in premarket trading on the announcement that it and

Verizon Communications

(VZ) - Get Report

would likely be receiving a dividend of $10 billion in January from

Verizon Wireless

.

This would be Verizon Wireless'

first dividend payment

in years to its parent companies.

Drug company

Amgen

(AMGN) - Get Report

reported second-quarter earnings of $1.37 a share vs. the average analyst estimate of $1.28 a share. Shares were gaining 2.9% to $55.

Shares of

Ancestry.com

(ACOM)

fell 4% to $38.58 in premarket trading after the company left its subscriber outlook for the full year unchanged at 1.71 million to 1.73 million. The Provo, Utah-based online family history information provider reported a profit of $16.6 million, or 33 cents a share, for its fiscal second quarter ended June 30 on revenue of $101.3 million, an increase of more than 35% from last year's equivalent period.

The average estimate of analysts polled by Thomson Reuters was for earnings of 30 cents a share in the June period on revenue of $98.8 million.

Shares were falling 2.2% to $39.30.

Newmont Mining

(NEM) - Get Report

said Friday second-quarter earnings were

flat

from a year earlier as sales rose 11% to $2.38 billion. Net income in the second quarter was $387 million, or 77 cents a share, up slightly from year-earlier earnings of $382 million, or 77 cents.

Adjusted for certain items, second-quarter earnings were 90 cents a share, missing expectations of earnings of 99 cents a share.

Shares were falling 1.7% to $56.75 in premarket trading Friday.

Seattle-based coffee giant

Starbucks

(SBUX) - Get Report

reported above-consensus quarterly profit and lifted its outlook.

The company posted a profit of $279.1 million, or 36 cents a share, in its fiscal third quarter ended in June on revenue of $2.93 billion,

topping

the average estimate of analysts polled by Thomson Reuters for earnings of 34 cents a share on revenue of $2.84 billion.

Shares were rising 1.4% to $40.55.

Forest products company

Weyerhaeuser

(WY) - Get Report

earned $10 million, or 2 cents a share, in the second quarter,

down

29% from year-earlier earnings of $14 million, or 7 cents. Excluding charges in the latest second quarter, earnings were $32 million, or 6 cents a share.

Shares were falling 1.3% to $19.80.

Oil company

Chevron

(CVX) - Get Report

reported second-quarter earnings of $3.85 a share vs. the consensus target of $3.56 a share. Revenue came in at $68.95 billion, below the consensus estimate of $71.58 billion.

Shares were down 0.6% to $104.40.

Drug maker

Merck

(MRK) - Get Report

reported second-quarter profit of 95 cents a share

, in line with estimates.

-- Written by Andrea Tse in New York.

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