In this paper we investigate ways to use prior knowledge and neural networks to improve multivariate prediction ability. Daily stock prices are predicted as a complicated real-world problem, taking non-numerical factors such as political and international events are into account. We have studied types of prior knowledge which are difficult to insert into initial network structures or to represent in the form of error measurements. ** We evaluate LLOYDS BANKING GROUP PLC prediction models with Modular Neural Network (Market Volatility Analysis) and Wilcoxon Sign-Rank Test ^{1,2,3,4} and conclude that the LON:LLOY stock is predictable in the short/long term. **

**According to price forecasts for (n+8 weeks) period: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Buy LON:LLOY stock.**

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## LON:LLOY Target Price Prediction Modeling Methodology

Understanding the pattern of financial activities and predicting their development and changes are research hotspots in academic and financial circles. Because financial data contain complex, incomplete and fuzzy information, predicting their development trends is an extremely difficult challenge. Fluctuations in financial data depend on a myriad of correlated constantly changing factors. Therefore, predicting and analysing financial data are a nonlinear, time-dependent problem. Deep neural networks (DNNs) combine the advantages of deep learning (DL) and neural networks and can be used to solve nonlinear problems more satisfactorily compared to conventional machine learning algorithms. We consider LLOYDS BANKING GROUP PLC Stock Decision Process with Wilcoxon Sign-Rank Test where A is the set of discrete actions of LON:LLOY stock holders, F is the set of discrete states, P : S × F × S → R is the transition probability distribution, R : S × F → R is the reaction function, and γ ∈ [0, 1] is a move factor for expectation.^{1,2,3,4}

F(Wilcoxon Sign-Rank Test)

^{5,6,7}= $\begin{array}{cccc}{p}_{\mathrm{a}1}& {p}_{\mathrm{a}2}& \dots & {p}_{1n}\\ & \vdots \\ {p}_{j1}& {p}_{j2}& \dots & {p}_{jn}\\ & \vdots \\ {p}_{k1}& {p}_{k2}& \dots & {p}_{kn}\\ & \vdots \\ {p}_{n1}& {p}_{n2}& \dots & {p}_{nn}\end{array}$ X R(Modular Neural Network (Market Volatility Analysis)) X S(n):→ (n+8 weeks) $\sum _{i=1}^{n}\left({a}_{i}\right)$

n:Time series to forecast

p:Price signals of LON:LLOY stock

j:Nash equilibria

k:Dominated move

a:Best response for target price

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## LON:LLOY Stock Forecast (Buy or Sell) for (n+8 weeks)

**Sample Set:**Neural Network

**Stock/Index:**LON:LLOY LLOYDS BANKING GROUP PLC

**Time series to forecast n: 17 Sep 2022**for (n+8 weeks)

**According to price forecasts for (n+8 weeks) period: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Buy LON:LLOY stock.**

**X axis: *Likelihood%** (The higher the percentage value, the more likely the event will occur.)

**Y axis: *Potential Impact%** (The higher the percentage value, the more likely the price will deviate.)

**Z axis (Yellow to Green): *Technical Analysis%**

## Conclusions

LLOYDS BANKING GROUP PLC assigned short-term B2 & long-term B1 forecasted stock rating.** We evaluate the prediction models Modular Neural Network (Market Volatility Analysis) with Wilcoxon Sign-Rank Test ^{1,2,3,4} and conclude that the LON:LLOY stock is predictable in the short/long term.**

**According to price forecasts for (n+8 weeks) period: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Buy LON:LLOY stock.**

### Financial State Forecast for LON:LLOY Stock Options & Futures

Rating | Short-Term | Long-Term Senior |
---|---|---|

Outlook* | B2 | B1 |

Operational Risk | 44 | 32 |

Market Risk | 77 | 77 |

Technical Analysis | 38 | 46 |

Fundamental Analysis | 75 | 86 |

Risk Unsystematic | 51 | 60 |

### Prediction Confidence Score

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## Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the prediction methodology for LON:LLOY stock?A: LON:LLOY stock prediction methodology: We evaluate the prediction models Modular Neural Network (Market Volatility Analysis) and Wilcoxon Sign-Rank Test

Q: Is LON:LLOY stock a buy or sell?

A: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Buy LON:LLOY Stock.

Q: Is LLOYDS BANKING GROUP PLC stock a good investment?

A: The consensus rating for LLOYDS BANKING GROUP PLC is Buy and assigned short-term B2 & long-term B1 forecasted stock rating.

Q: What is the consensus rating of LON:LLOY stock?

A: The consensus rating for LON:LLOY is Buy.

Q: What is the prediction period for LON:LLOY stock?

A: The prediction period for LON:LLOY is (n+8 weeks)

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