## Abstract

We evaluate Hancock Whitney prediction models with Modular Neural Network (Market News Sentiment Analysis) and Polynomial Regression1,2,3,4 and conclude that the HWC stock is predictable in the short/long term. According to price forecasts for (n+6 month) period: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Hold HWC stock.

Keywords: HWC, Hancock Whitney, stock forecast, machine learning based prediction, risk rating, buy-sell behaviour, stock analysis, target price analysis, options and futures.

## Key Points

2. Decision Making
3. Should I buy stocks now or wait amid such uncertainty?

## HWC Target Price Prediction Modeling Methodology

We consider Hancock Whitney Stock Decision Process with Polynomial Regression where A is the set of discrete actions of HWC 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(Polynomial 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(Modular Neural Network (Market News Sentiment Analysis)) X S(n):→ (n+6 month) $\stackrel{\to }{R}=\left({r}_{1},{r}_{2},{r}_{3}\right)$

n:Time series to forecast

p:Price signals of HWC stock

j:Nash equilibria

k:Dominated move

a:Best response for target price

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## HWC Stock Forecast (Buy or Sell) for (n+6 month)

Sample Set: Neural Network
Stock/Index: HWC Hancock Whitney
Time series to forecast n: 04 Sep 2022 for (n+6 month)

According to price forecasts for (n+6 month) period: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Hold HWC 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

Hancock Whitney assigned short-term B2 & long-term B1 forecasted stock rating. We evaluate the prediction models Modular Neural Network (Market News Sentiment Analysis) with Polynomial Regression1,2,3,4 and conclude that the HWC stock is predictable in the short/long term. According to price forecasts for (n+6 month) period: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Hold HWC stock.

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

Rating Short-Term Long-Term Senior
Outlook*B2B1
Operational Risk 3253
Market Risk4780
Technical Analysis7447
Fundamental Analysis3058
Risk Unsystematic8555

### Prediction Confidence Score

Trust metric by Neural Network: 82 out of 100 with 623 signals.

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Frequently Asked QuestionsQ: What is the prediction methodology for HWC stock?
A: HWC stock prediction methodology: We evaluate the prediction models Modular Neural Network (Market News Sentiment Analysis) and Polynomial Regression
Q: Is HWC stock a buy or sell?
A: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Hold HWC Stock.
Q: Is Hancock Whitney stock a good investment?
A: The consensus rating for Hancock Whitney is Hold and assigned short-term B2 & long-term B1 forecasted stock rating.
Q: What is the consensus rating of HWC stock?
A: The consensus rating for HWC is Hold.
Q: What is the prediction period for HWC stock?
A: The prediction period for HWC is (n+6 month)