Prediction of stock market movement is extremely difficult due to its high mutable nature. The rapid ups and downs occur in stock market because of impact from foreign commodities like emotional behavior of investors, political, psychological and economical factors. Continuous unsettlement in the stock market is major reason why investors sell out at the wrong time and often fail to gain the benefit. While investing in stock market investors must not forget the risk of reward rule and expose their holdings to greater risks. Although it is not possible predict stock market movement with full accuracy, losses from selling stocks at wrong time and its impacts can be reduce to greater extent using prediction of stock market movement based on analysis of historical data. ** We evaluate United Bankshares prediction models with Modular Neural Network (Market News Sentiment Analysis) and Lasso Regression ^{1,2,3,4} and conclude that the UBSI 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 UBSI stock.**

**UBSI, United Bankshares, stock forecast, machine learning based prediction, risk rating, buy-sell behaviour, stock analysis, target price analysis, options and futures.**

*Keywords:*## Key Points

- Why do we need predictive models?
- Market Outlook
- What is the use of Markov decision process?

## UBSI Target Price Prediction Modeling Methodology

Efficient Market Hypothesis (EMH) is the cornerstone of the modern financial theory and it states that it is impossible to predict the price of any stock using any trend, fundamental or technical analysis. Stock trading is one of the most important activities in the world of finance. Stock price prediction has been an age-old problem and many researchers from academia and business have tried to solve it using many techniques ranging from basic statistics to machine learning using relevant information such as news sentiment and historical prices. We consider United Bankshares Stock Decision Process with Lasso Regression where A is the set of discrete actions of UBSI 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+6 month) $\begin{array}{l}\int {r}^{s}\mathrm{rs}\end{array}$

n:Time series to forecast

p:Price signals of UBSI stock

j:Nash equilibria

k:Dominated move

a:Best response for target price

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

**Sample Set:**Neural Network

**Stock/Index:**UBSI United Bankshares

**Time series to forecast n: 18 Sep 2022**for (n+6 month)

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

United Bankshares assigned short-term Ba3 & long-term Ba1 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 UBSI 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 UBSI stock.**

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

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

Outlook* | Ba3 | Ba1 |

Operational Risk | 50 | 34 |

Market Risk | 89 | 76 |

Technical Analysis | 83 | 72 |

Fundamental Analysis | 39 | 87 |

Risk Unsystematic | 55 | 82 |

### Prediction Confidence Score

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## Frequently Asked Questions

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

Q: Is UBSI stock a buy or sell?

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

Q: Is United Bankshares stock a good investment?

A: The consensus rating for United Bankshares is Hold and assigned short-term Ba3 & long-term Ba1 forecasted stock rating.

Q: What is the consensus rating of UBSI stock?

A: The consensus rating for UBSI is Hold.

Q: What is the prediction period for UBSI stock?

A: The prediction period for UBSI is (n+6 month)