## Abstract

We evaluate Howdens Joinery prediction models with Statistical Inference (ML) and Stepwise Regression1,2,3,4 and conclude that the HWDN 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 HWDN stock.

Keywords: HWDN, Howdens Joinery, stock forecast, machine learning based prediction, risk rating, buy-sell behaviour, stock analysis, target price analysis, options and futures.

## Key Points

1. Fundemental Analysis with Algorithmic Trading
2. Is now good time to invest?
3. What statistical methods are used to analyze data? ## HWDN Target Price Prediction Modeling Methodology

We consider Howdens Joinery Stock Decision Process with Stepwise Regression where A is the set of discrete actions of HWDN 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(Statistical Inference (ML)) X S(n):→ (n+4 weeks) $∑ i = 1 n r i$

n:Time series to forecast

p:Price signals of HWDN stock

j:Nash equilibria

k:Dominated move

a:Best response for target price

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## HWDN Stock Forecast (Buy or Sell) for (n+4 weeks)

Sample Set: Neural Network
Stock/Index: HWDN Howdens Joinery
Time series to forecast n: 02 Sep 2022 for (n+4 weeks)

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

Howdens Joinery assigned short-term B1 & long-term B1 forecasted stock rating. We evaluate the prediction models Statistical Inference (ML) with Stepwise Regression1,2,3,4 and conclude that the HWDN 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 HWDN stock.

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

Rating Short-Term Long-Term Senior
Outlook*B1B1
Operational Risk 4436
Market Risk8753
Technical Analysis8852
Fundamental Analysis4280
Risk Unsystematic5278

### Prediction Confidence Score

Trust metric by Neural Network: 91 out of 100 with 466 signals.

## References

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Frequently Asked QuestionsQ: What is the prediction methodology for HWDN stock?
A: HWDN stock prediction methodology: We evaluate the prediction models Statistical Inference (ML) and Stepwise Regression
Q: Is HWDN stock a buy or sell?
A: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Sell HWDN Stock.
Q: Is Howdens Joinery stock a good investment?
A: The consensus rating for Howdens Joinery is Sell and assigned short-term B1 & long-term B1 forecasted stock rating.
Q: What is the consensus rating of HWDN stock?
A: The consensus rating for HWDN is Sell.
Q: What is the prediction period for HWDN stock?
A: The prediction period for HWDN is (n+4 weeks)

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