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Sector Update: Consumer Stocks Little Changed Near Close; Energy Focus Rallies After Booking Largest Order Ever

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Consumer stocks were ending little changed Thursday with shares of consumer staples companies in the S&P 500 (^IXR) retreating about 0.1%. Shares of consumer discretionary firms in the S&P 500 (^IXY) were up 0.1%.

In company news, Energy Focus ( EFOI ) rose to an all-time high in its short span as a publicly traded stock Thursday after the maker of energy-efficient lighting today announced its largest order in company history, a $7.7 million purchase by the U.S. Navy's combatant ship forces.

Delivery is expected to be completed by the end of the year, the company said.

EFOI shares were up over 43% at $8.40 apiece, earlier climbing over 83% to its best level since its Aug. 7 initial public offering of stock.

In other sector news,

(+) LULU, Q2 earnings of $0.33 per share beats consensus by $0.04. Revenue rises 13.4% year over year to $390.7 mln, topping estimates by $13.9 mln. Mid-point of FY15 revenue exceeds Street view; EPS in-line.

(-) DLIA, Revenue declines 22.4% year over year to $25.7 mln. Net loss from continuing operations widens to $13.6 mln, or $0.21 per share, from a $11.1 mln loss last year. No analyst estimates were available for comparison.

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