Sensex gains 26 pts, Nifty rises by 6 pts in afternoon trade

Mumbai: A screen on the facade of BSE building displays stock prices as the Sensex crossed 40000 mark, in Mumbai, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020. (PTI Photo/Mitesh Bhuvad)(PTI08-10-2020_000105B)

At the stock markets, paring its early gains, the Sensex at the Bombay Stock Exchange gained 26 points, or 0.1 percent, to trade at 48,107, in the afternoon session, a short while ago. The Nifty at the National Stock Exchange rose 6 points, to 14,412.

But the broader market outperformed the Sensex, with the BSE Midcap index advancing 0.8 percent and the Smallcap index climbing 1.1 percent, in intra-day trade.