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Sector Update: Consumer Stocks Mixed in Late Trade; TASER Shoots Higher Following New Order

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Consumer stocks were mixed this afternoon with shares of consumer staples companies in the S&P 500 slipping less than 0.1% in late trade while shares of consumer discretionary firms in the S&P 500 were ahead about 0.3%.

In company news, shares of TASER International ( TASR ) rose again Tuesday after the stun-gun manufacturer today said the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is upgrading its TASER collection, purchasing another 883 of its X26P smart weapons.

The orders are expected to ship before the end of the current quarter ending later this month, boosting the company's Q2 orders above 3,300, according to a Motley Fool tally of similar company announcements.

TASR shares were up 2.4% at $14.11 apiece, just shy of its session high of $14.19 a share. The stock has a 52-week range of $8.43 to $20.83 a share, rising just over 50% over the past 12 months.

In other sector news,

(+) ANFI, EPS of of $0.47 beats by $0.14 per share. Revenue rises 33.1% over year-ago levels to $186.6 mln, topping estimates by $24.4 mln. Guides FY15 revenue in-line with Street view.

(-) KONA, Plans public offering of 2 mln shares of its common stock. Net proceeds will be used for expansion of new units, along with remodelling and maintenance expenses and for working capital.

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