was up 12.8% in preopen
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.