After a bruising two weeks in which it fell 22%, the stock of SunTrust Banks Inc. has started to show signs of recovery.

SunTrust stock closed up 68.75 cents, at $73, on Friday, a day when investors continued to shed most stocks. The Standard & Poor's bank index fell 0.78%, and the Dow Jones industrial average closed with a loss of nearly 144 points, or 1.6%, after a late-afternoon selloff.

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