Prediction of stock prices has been an important area of research for a long time. While supporters of the efficient market hypothesis believe that it is impossible to predict stock prices accurately, there are formal propositions demonstrating that accurate modeling and designing of appropriate variables may lead to models using which stock prices and stock price movement patterns can be very accurately predicted. We evaluate SCHRODER BRITISH OPPORTUNITIES TRUST PLC prediction models with Supervised Machine Learning (ML) and Wilcoxon Rank-Sum Test1,2,3,4 and conclude that the LON:SBO 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:SBO stock.

Keywords: LON:SBO, SCHRODER BRITISH OPPORTUNITIES TRUST PLC, stock forecast, machine learning based prediction, risk rating, buy-sell behaviour, stock analysis, target price analysis, options and futures.

## Key Points

1. What is the best way to predict stock prices?
2. What is the best way to predict stock prices?
3. What is the best way to predict stock prices? ## LON:SBO Target Price Prediction Modeling Methodology

Stock market prediction is the act of trying to determine the future value of a company stock or other financial instrument traded on a financial exchange. The successful prediction of a stock's future price will maximize investor's gains. This paper proposes a machine learning model to predict stock market price. We consider SCHRODER BRITISH OPPORTUNITIES TRUST PLC Stock Decision Process with Wilcoxon Rank-Sum Test where A is the set of discrete actions of LON:SBO 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 Rank-Sum Test)5,6,7= $\begin{array}{cccc}{p}_{a1}& {p}_{a2}& \dots & {p}_{1n}\\ & ⋮\\ {p}_{j1}& {p}_{j2}& \dots & {p}_{jn}\\ & ⋮\\ {p}_{k1}& {p}_{k2}& \dots & {p}_{kn}\\ & ⋮\\ {p}_{n1}& {p}_{n2}& \dots & {p}_{nn}\end{array}$ X R(Supervised Machine Learning (ML)) X S(n):→ (n+8 weeks) $∑ i = 1 n r i$

n:Time series to forecast

p:Price signals of LON:SBO stock

j:Nash equilibria

k:Dominated move

a:Best response for target price

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

Sample Set: Neural Network
Stock/Index: LON:SBO SCHRODER BRITISH OPPORTUNITIES TRUST PLC
Time series to forecast n: 11 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:SBO 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

SCHRODER BRITISH OPPORTUNITIES TRUST PLC assigned short-term B3 & long-term Ba3 forecasted stock rating. We evaluate the prediction models Supervised Machine Learning (ML) with Wilcoxon Rank-Sum Test1,2,3,4 and conclude that the LON:SBO 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:SBO stock.

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

Rating Short-Term Long-Term Senior
Outlook*B3Ba3
Operational Risk 5358
Market Risk5089
Technical Analysis7271
Fundamental Analysis3246
Risk Unsystematic4743

### Prediction Confidence Score

Trust metric by Neural Network: 73 out of 100 with 731 signals.

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Frequently Asked QuestionsQ: What is the prediction methodology for LON:SBO stock?
A: LON:SBO stock prediction methodology: We evaluate the prediction models Supervised Machine Learning (ML) and Wilcoxon Rank-Sum Test
Q: Is LON:SBO stock a buy or sell?
A: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Buy LON:SBO Stock.
Q: Is SCHRODER BRITISH OPPORTUNITIES TRUST PLC stock a good investment?
A: The consensus rating for SCHRODER BRITISH OPPORTUNITIES TRUST PLC is Buy and assigned short-term B3 & long-term Ba3 forecasted stock rating.
Q: What is the consensus rating of LON:SBO stock?
A: The consensus rating for LON:SBO is Buy.
Q: What is the prediction period for LON:SBO stock?
A: The prediction period for LON:SBO is (n+8 weeks)