## Abstract

**We evaluate H&R Block prediction models with Modular Neural Network (Market News Sentiment Analysis) and Lasso Regression ^{1,2,3,4} and conclude that the HRB 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 SellHold HRB stock.**

**HRB, H&R Block, stock forecast, machine learning based prediction, risk rating, buy-sell behaviour, stock analysis, target price analysis, options and futures.**

*Keywords:*## Key Points

- Market Signals
- What is prediction model?
- What is Markov decision process in reinforcement learning?

## HRB Target Price Prediction Modeling Methodology

We consider H&R Block Stock Decision Process with Lasso Regression where A is the set of discrete actions of HRB 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 Î³ ∈ [0, 1] is a move factor for expectation.^{1,2,3,4}

F(Lasso Regression)

^{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 News Sentiment Analysis)) X S(n):→ (n+8 weeks) $\sum _{i=1}^{n}\left({a}_{i}\right)$

n:Time series to forecast

p:Price signals of HRB stock

j:Nash equilibria

k:Dominated move

a:Best response for target price

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

**Sample Set:**Neural Network

**Stock/Index:**HRB H&R Block

**Time series to forecast n: 05 Sep 2022**for (n+8 weeks)

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

H&R Block assigned short-term Ba2 & long-term B1 forecasted stock rating.** We evaluate the prediction models Modular Neural Network (Market News Sentiment Analysis) with Lasso Regression ^{1,2,3,4} and conclude that the HRB 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 SellHold HRB stock.**

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

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

Outlook* | Ba2 | B1 |

Operational Risk | 69 | 31 |

Market Risk | 47 | 47 |

Technical Analysis | 78 | 64 |

Fundamental Analysis | 86 | 80 |

Risk Unsystematic | 67 | 66 |

### Prediction Confidence Score

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## Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the prediction methodology for HRB stock?A: HRB stock prediction methodology: We evaluate the prediction models Modular Neural Network (Market News Sentiment Analysis) and Lasso Regression

Q: Is HRB stock a buy or sell?

A: The dominant strategy among neural network is to SellHold HRB Stock.

Q: Is H&R Block stock a good investment?

A: The consensus rating for H&R Block is SellHold and assigned short-term Ba2 & long-term B1 forecasted stock rating.

Q: What is the consensus rating of HRB stock?

A: The consensus rating for HRB is SellHold.

Q: What is the prediction period for HRB stock?

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