Software maker Verity ( VRTY) was up 12.8% in preopen Island trading. After the close Wednesday, it posted second-quarter earnings of 23 cents a share, beating the First Call/Thomson Financial estimate of 20 cents. The company earned 3 cents a share in the year-ago period. Verity also projected earnings for the third quarter of 23 cents to 25 cents a share and 24 cents to 27 cents for the fourth quarter. The Street expects 22 cents for the third quarter and 23 cents for the fourth quarter.