The search for models to predict the prices of financial markets is still a highly researched topic, despite major related challenges. The prices of financial assets are non-linear, dynamic, and chaotic; thus, they are financial time series that are difficult to predict. Among the latest techniques, machine learning models are some of the most researched, given their capabilities for recognizing complex patterns in various applications. We evaluate HARGREAVES SERVICES PLC prediction models with Multi-Instance Learning (ML) and Logistic Regression1,2,3,4 and conclude that the LON:HSP stock is predictable in the short/long term. According to price forecasts for (n+4 weeks) period: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Sell LON:HSP stock.

Keywords: LON:HSP, HARGREAVES SERVICES PLC, stock forecast, machine learning based prediction, risk rating, buy-sell behaviour, stock analysis, target price analysis, options and futures.

## Key Points

1. Is Target price a good indicator?
2. Understanding Buy, Sell, and Hold Ratings
3. Reaction Function ## LON:HSP Target Price Prediction Modeling Methodology

As part of this research, different techniques have been studied for data extraction and analysis. After having reviewed the work related to the initial idea of the research, it is shown the development carried out, together with the data extraction and the machine learning algorithms for prediction used. The calculation of technical analysis metrics is also included. The development of a visualization platform has been proposed for high-level interaction between the user and the recommendation system. We consider HARGREAVES SERVICES PLC Stock Decision Process with Logistic Regression where A is the set of discrete actions of LON:HSP 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(Logistic Regression)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(Multi-Instance Learning (ML)) X S(n):→ (n+4 weeks) $∑ i = 1 n s i$

n:Time series to forecast

p:Price signals of LON:HSP stock

j:Nash equilibria

k:Dominated move

a:Best response for target price

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## LON:HSP Stock Forecast (Buy or Sell) for (n+4 weeks)

Sample Set: Neural Network
Stock/Index: LON:HSP HARGREAVES SERVICES PLC
Time series to forecast n: 16 Sep 2022 for (n+4 weeks)

According to price forecasts for (n+4 weeks) period: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Sell LON:HSP 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

HARGREAVES SERVICES PLC assigned short-term B3 & long-term B3 forecasted stock rating. We evaluate the prediction models Multi-Instance Learning (ML) with Logistic Regression1,2,3,4 and conclude that the LON:HSP stock is predictable in the short/long term. According to price forecasts for (n+4 weeks) period: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Sell LON:HSP stock.

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

Rating Short-Term Long-Term Senior
Outlook*B3B3
Operational Risk 6565
Market Risk3249
Technical Analysis3133
Fundamental Analysis7734
Risk Unsystematic3855

### Prediction Confidence Score

Trust metric by Neural Network: 84 out of 100 with 517 signals.

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Frequently Asked QuestionsQ: What is the prediction methodology for LON:HSP stock?
A: LON:HSP stock prediction methodology: We evaluate the prediction models Multi-Instance Learning (ML) and Logistic Regression
Q: Is LON:HSP stock a buy or sell?
A: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Sell LON:HSP Stock.
Q: Is HARGREAVES SERVICES PLC stock a good investment?
A: The consensus rating for HARGREAVES SERVICES PLC is Sell and assigned short-term B3 & long-term B3 forecasted stock rating.
Q: What is the consensus rating of LON:HSP stock?
A: The consensus rating for LON:HSP is Sell.
Q: What is the prediction period for LON:HSP stock?
A: The prediction period for LON:HSP is (n+4 weeks)