Stock market is considered chaotic, complex, volatile and dynamic. Undoubtedly, its prediction is one of the most challenging tasks in time series forecasting. Moreover existing Artificial Neural Network (ANN) approaches fail to provide encouraging results. Meanwhile advances in machine learning have presented favourable results for speech recognition, image classification and language processing.** We evaluate International Flavors & Fragrances prediction models with Modular Neural Network (News Feed Sentiment Analysis) and Paired T-Test ^{1,2,3,4} and conclude that the IFF 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 IFF stock.**

**IFF, International Flavors & Fragrances, stock forecast, machine learning based prediction, risk rating, buy-sell behaviour, stock analysis, target price analysis, options and futures.**

*Keywords:*## Key Points

- Stock Forecast Based On a Predictive Algorithm
- Stock Rating
- What is a prediction confidence?

## IFF Target Price Prediction Modeling Methodology

In recent years there has been a significant growth of interest in the incorporation of historical series of variables related to stock prediction into mathematical models or computational algorithms in order to generate predictions or indications about expected price movements. We consider International Flavors & Fragrances Stock Decision Process with Paired T-Test where A is the set of discrete actions of IFF 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(Paired T-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 (News Feed Sentiment Analysis)) X S(n):→ (n+8 weeks) $R=\left(\begin{array}{ccc}1& 0& 0\\ 0& 1& 0\\ 0& 0& 1\end{array}\right)$

n:Time series to forecast

p:Price signals of IFF stock

j:Nash equilibria

k:Dominated move

a:Best response for target price

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

**Sample Set:**Neural Network

**Stock/Index:**IFF International Flavors & Fragrances

**Time series to forecast n: 23 Sep 2022**for (n+8 weeks)

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

International Flavors & Fragrances assigned short-term B3 & long-term Ba3 forecasted stock rating.** We evaluate the prediction models Modular Neural Network (News Feed Sentiment Analysis) with Paired T-Test ^{1,2,3,4} and conclude that the IFF 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 IFF stock.**

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

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

Outlook* | B3 | Ba3 |

Operational Risk | 64 | 63 |

Market Risk | 66 | 50 |

Technical Analysis | 46 | 85 |

Fundamental Analysis | 44 | 46 |

Risk Unsystematic | 39 | 68 |

### Prediction Confidence Score

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## Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the prediction methodology for IFF stock?A: IFF stock prediction methodology: We evaluate the prediction models Modular Neural Network (News Feed Sentiment Analysis) and Paired T-Test

Q: Is IFF stock a buy or sell?

A: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Hold IFF Stock.

Q: Is International Flavors & Fragrances stock a good investment?

A: The consensus rating for International Flavors & Fragrances is Hold and assigned short-term B3 & long-term Ba3 forecasted stock rating.

Q: What is the consensus rating of IFF stock?

A: The consensus rating for IFF is Hold.

Q: What is the prediction period for IFF stock?

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