BSE closes 554.50 points down on January 7


New Delhi, Jan 7 (ANI): Ending at a four month closing low, trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 554.50 points down to stand at24,851.83. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 172.70 points down to stand at 7,568.30. Monsanto India Ltd and Alstom T&D India Ltd were among the top gainers of group A with an increase of 2.68% and 2.15% along with Eclerx Services Ltd and Kansai Nerolac Paints Ltd with an increase 1.61% and 1.16% respectively, while the top losers of group A includes Jindal Steel and Power Ltd and Indiabulls Real Estate Ltd with a decrease of 10.02%and 9.36% along with Vedanta Limited and Jaiprakash Associates Ltd with a decrease of 8.72% and 8.27% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 669.43 points at 17341.65 while the Banking sector is up 446.49 points at 18283.60 and the Realty sector is up 60.75 points at 1289.54. The Indian currency was up with 0.07% at Rs 66.87 per dollar.