Prediction of the trend of the stock market is very crucial. If someone has robust forecasting tools, then he/she will increase the return on investment and can get rich easily and quickly. Because there are a lot of factors that can influence the stock market, the stock forecasting problem has always been very complicated. Support Vector Regression is a tool from machine learning that can build a regression model on the historical time series data in the purpose of predicting the future trend of the stock price. We evaluate Willis Towers Watson prediction models with Modular Neural Network (Market Volatility Analysis) and Sign Test1,2,3,4 and conclude that the WTW 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 Hold WTW stock.

Keywords: WTW, Willis Towers Watson, stock forecast, machine learning based prediction, risk rating, buy-sell behaviour, stock analysis, target price analysis, options and futures.

## Key Points

1. What are buy sell or hold recommendations?
2. Investment Risk
3. What is the best way to predict stock prices? ## WTW Target Price Prediction Modeling Methodology

Stock price forecasting is a popular and important topic in financial and academic studies. Share market is an volatile place for predicting since there are no significant rules to estimate or predict the price of a share in the share market. Many methods like technical analysis, fundamental analysis, time series analysis and statistical analysis etc. are used to predict the price in tie share market but none of these methods are proved as a consistently acceptable prediction tool. In this paper, we implemented a Random Forest approach to predict stock market prices. We consider Willis Towers Watson Stock Decision Process with Sign Test where A is the set of discrete actions of WTW 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(Sign 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(Modular Neural Network (Market Volatility Analysis)) X S(n):→ (n+8 weeks) $\begin{array}{l}\int {r}^{s}\mathrm{rs}\end{array}$

n:Time series to forecast

p:Price signals of WTW stock

j:Nash equilibria

k:Dominated move

a:Best response for target price

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## WTW Stock Forecast (Buy or Sell) for (n+8 weeks)

Sample Set: Neural Network
Stock/Index: WTW Willis Towers Watson
Time series to forecast n: 15 Sep 2022 for (n+8 weeks)

According to price forecasts for (n+8 weeks) period: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Hold WTW 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

Willis Towers Watson assigned short-term B3 & long-term B3 forecasted stock rating. We evaluate the prediction models Modular Neural Network (Market Volatility Analysis) with Sign Test1,2,3,4 and conclude that the WTW 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 Hold WTW stock.

### Financial State Forecast for WTW Stock Options & Futures

Rating Short-Term Long-Term Senior
Outlook*B3B3
Operational Risk 5037
Market Risk5741
Technical Analysis4879
Fundamental Analysis4451
Risk Unsystematic4033

### Prediction Confidence Score

Trust metric by Neural Network: 87 out of 100 with 692 signals.

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Frequently Asked QuestionsQ: What is the prediction methodology for WTW stock?
A: WTW stock prediction methodology: We evaluate the prediction models Modular Neural Network (Market Volatility Analysis) and Sign Test
Q: Is WTW stock a buy or sell?
A: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Hold WTW Stock.
Q: Is Willis Towers Watson stock a good investment?
A: The consensus rating for Willis Towers Watson is Hold and assigned short-term B3 & long-term B3 forecasted stock rating.
Q: What is the consensus rating of WTW stock?
A: The consensus rating for WTW is Hold.
Q: What is the prediction period for WTW stock?
A: The prediction period for WTW is (n+8 weeks)