Nowadays, people show more and more enthusiasm for applying machine learning methods to finance domain. Many scholars and investors are trying to discover the mystery behind the stock market by applying deep learning. This thesis compares four machine learning methods: long short-term memory (LSTM), gated recurrent units (GRU), support vector machine (SVM), and eXtreme gradient boosting (XGBoost) to test which one performs the best in predicting the stock trend.** We evaluate FTI Consulting prediction models with Inductive Learning (ML) and Factor ^{1,2,3,4} and conclude that the FCN stock is predictable in the short/long term. **

**According to price forecasts for (n+3 month) period: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Sell FCN stock.**

**FCN, FTI Consulting, stock forecast, machine learning based prediction, risk rating, buy-sell behaviour, stock analysis, target price analysis, options and futures.**

*Keywords:*## Key Points

- What is prediction model?
- What is the use of Markov decision process?
- Buy, Sell and Hold Signals

## FCN Target Price Prediction Modeling Methodology

The nature of stock market movement has always been ambiguous for investors because of various influential factors. This study aims to significantly reduce the risk of trend prediction with machine learning and deep learning algorithms. We consider FTI Consulting Stock Decision Process with Factor where A is the set of discrete actions of FCN 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(Factor)

^{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(Inductive Learning (ML)) X S(n):→ (n+3 month) $\overrightarrow{S}=\left({s}_{1},{s}_{2},{s}_{3}\right)$

n:Time series to forecast

p:Price signals of FCN stock

j:Nash equilibria

k:Dominated move

a:Best response for target price

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## FCN Stock Forecast (Buy or Sell) for (n+3 month)

**Sample Set:**Neural Network

**Stock/Index:**FCN FTI Consulting

**Time series to forecast n: 12 Sep 2022**for (n+3 month)

**According to price forecasts for (n+3 month) period: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Sell FCN 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

FTI Consulting assigned short-term Ba2 & long-term B1 forecasted stock rating.** We evaluate the prediction models Inductive Learning (ML) with Factor ^{1,2,3,4} and conclude that the FCN stock is predictable in the short/long term.**

**According to price forecasts for (n+3 month) period: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Sell FCN stock.**

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

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

Outlook* | Ba2 | B1 |

Operational Risk | 41 | 40 |

Market Risk | 83 | 60 |

Technical Analysis | 47 | 71 |

Fundamental Analysis | 88 | 53 |

Risk Unsystematic | 82 | 61 |

### Prediction Confidence Score

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## Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the prediction methodology for FCN stock?A: FCN stock prediction methodology: We evaluate the prediction models Inductive Learning (ML) and Factor

Q: Is FCN stock a buy or sell?

A: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Sell FCN Stock.

Q: Is FTI Consulting stock a good investment?

A: The consensus rating for FTI Consulting is Sell and assigned short-term Ba2 & long-term B1 forecasted stock rating.

Q: What is the consensus rating of FCN stock?

A: The consensus rating for FCN is Sell.

Q: What is the prediction period for FCN stock?

A: The prediction period for FCN is (n+3 month)