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On Friday, major stocks tried to regain their footing on the board after a prickly sell-off in the previous session. The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed up by 0.4 percent, marking its first weekly gain.

The 30-stock index rose 64.89 points up to 25,444.34 as gained a 8.8 percent surge in the shares of Procter & Gamble. It marked their biggest surge since October 2008. Procter rushed forward after coming of better than predicted earnings. The company reported that it acquired a boost from higher sales of beauty products.

Honeywell and Schlumberger also experienced better than estimated gains. The shares of PayPal, Skechers, and American Express topped analyst expectations as posted gains such as 9.4 percent, 13.8 percent, and 3.8 percent, respectively.

According to FactSet, 83 percent of S&P 500 companies have topped analyst expectations, whereas S&P 500 traded flat at 2,767.78 due to declines in consumer discretionary and health care. The Nasdaq Composite traded 0.5 percent down and arrived at 7,449.03 as shares like Amazon, Netflix, and Facebook pulled back.

In China, the economy in the third quarter has grown by 6.5 percent, lower than expected. The Shenzhen composite climbed up by 4.963 percent and the Shanghai composite gained 4.17 percent as following trails of its best day since March 2016 of 4.26 percent gains as per Wind Information, a Chinese financial data provider.

The Nikkei 225 of Japan rose up by 0.36 percent erasing its earlier losses while the Topix index gained 0.14 percent. Meanwhile, South Korea’s Kospi traded 0.12 percent up. The Hang Seng index of Hong Kong also rose 2.4 percent up.

The ASX 200 of Australia traded 0.64 percent down. The Australian dollar was at $0.7112 as weakened from its earlier high of $0.7126. However, the U.S. dollar index traded at 95.663.