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Stocks closed higher Monday, building on their impressive November gains. There was little in the way of economic news to start the holiday-shortened week, but market participants had plenty of single-stock headlines to track – including a notable analyst note for Wall Street's newest semiconductor stock.   

This morning, Wells Fargo analyst Gary Mobley initiated coverage on Arm Holdings (ARM) with an Overweight rating, which is the equivalent of a Buy. "We view ARM as one of the best positioned companies within the $550 billion global semiconductor industry," Mobley says. Among the things that Arm is "well-positioned to benefit" from are China's developing domestic chip industry and higher royalty rates the company can charge for newer-generation chips. 

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Karee Venema
Senior Investing Editor,

With over a decade of experience writing about the stock market, Karee Venema is the senior investing editor at She joined the publication in April 2021 after 10 years of working as an investing writer and columnist at Schaeffer's Investment Research. In her previous role, Karee focused primarily on options trading, as well as technical, fundamental and sentiment analysis.