Predicting stock market prices is crucial subject at the present economy. Hence, the tendency of researchers towards new opportunities to predict the stock market has been increased. Researchers have found that, historical stock data and Search Engine Queries, social mood from user generated content in sources like Twitter, Web News has a predictive relationship to the future stock prices. Lack of information such as social mood was there in past studies and in this research, we discuss an effective method to analyze multiple information sources to fill the information gap and predict an accurate future value. We evaluate ALFA FINANCIAL SOFTWARE HOLDINGS PLC prediction models with Transductive Learning (ML) and Stepwise Regression1,2,3,4 and conclude that the LON:ALFA 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 Hold LON:ALFA stock.

Keywords: LON:ALFA, ALFA FINANCIAL SOFTWARE HOLDINGS PLC, stock forecast, machine learning based prediction, risk rating, buy-sell behaviour, stock analysis, target price analysis, options and futures.

## Key Points

1. What is the use of Markov decision process?
2. What is a prediction confidence?
3. What is the best way to predict stock prices?

## LON:ALFA Target Price Prediction Modeling Methodology

The categorization of high dimensional data present a fascinating challenge to machine learning models as frequent number of highly correlated dimensions or attributes can affect the accuracy of classification model. In this paper, the problem of high dimensionality of stock exchange is investigated to predict the market trends by applying the principal component analysis (PCA) with linear regression. PCA can help to improve the predictive performance of machine learning methods while reducing the redundancy among the data. We consider ALFA FINANCIAL SOFTWARE HOLDINGS PLC Stock Decision Process with Stepwise Regression where A is the set of discrete actions of LON:ALFA 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(Stepwise 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(Transductive Learning (ML)) X S(n):→ (n+4 weeks) $\stackrel{\to }{S}=\left({s}_{1},{s}_{2},{s}_{3}\right)$

n:Time series to forecast

p:Price signals of LON:ALFA stock

j:Nash equilibria

k:Dominated move

a:Best response for target price

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

Sample Set: Neural Network
Stock/Index: LON:ALFA ALFA FINANCIAL SOFTWARE HOLDINGS PLC
Time series to forecast n: 24 Sep 2022 for (n+4 weeks)

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

ALFA FINANCIAL SOFTWARE HOLDINGS PLC assigned short-term B1 & long-term B2 forecasted stock rating. We evaluate the prediction models Transductive Learning (ML) with Stepwise Regression1,2,3,4 and conclude that the LON:ALFA 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 Hold LON:ALFA stock.

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

Rating Short-Term Long-Term Senior
Outlook*B1B2
Operational Risk 5745
Market Risk6951
Technical Analysis3171
Fundamental Analysis8449
Risk Unsystematic6751

### Prediction Confidence Score

Trust metric by Neural Network: 88 out of 100 with 799 signals.

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Frequently Asked QuestionsQ: What is the prediction methodology for LON:ALFA stock?
A: LON:ALFA stock prediction methodology: We evaluate the prediction models Transductive Learning (ML) and Stepwise Regression
Q: Is LON:ALFA stock a buy or sell?
A: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Hold LON:ALFA Stock.
Q: Is ALFA FINANCIAL SOFTWARE HOLDINGS PLC stock a good investment?
A: The consensus rating for ALFA FINANCIAL SOFTWARE HOLDINGS PLC is Hold and assigned short-term B1 & long-term B2 forecasted stock rating.
Q: What is the consensus rating of LON:ALFA stock?
A: The consensus rating for LON:ALFA is Hold.
Q: What is the prediction period for LON:ALFA stock?
A: The prediction period for LON:ALFA is (n+4 weeks)