In modern financial market, the most crucial problem is to find essential approach to outline and visualizing the predictions in stock-markets to be made by individuals in order to attain maximum profit by investments. The stock market is a transformative, non-straight dynamical and complex system. Long term investment is one of the major investment decisions. Though, evaluating shares and calculating elementary values for companies for long term investment is difficult. In this paper we are going to present comparison of machine learning aided algorithms to evaluate the stock prices in the future to analyze market behaviour. We evaluate DIRECT LINE INSURANCE GROUP PLC prediction models with Multi-Instance Learning (ML) and Sign Test1,2,3,4 and conclude that the LON:DLG stock is predictable in the short/long term. According to price forecasts for (n+3 month) period: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Hold LON:DLG stock.

Keywords: LON:DLG, DIRECT LINE INSURANCE GROUP PLC, stock forecast, machine learning based prediction, risk rating, buy-sell behaviour, stock analysis, target price analysis, options and futures.

## Key Points

2. What is Markov decision process in reinforcement learning?
3. How do you pick a stock?

## LON:DLG Target Price Prediction Modeling Methodology

Accurate prediction of stock price movements is highly challenging and significant topic for investors. Investors need to understand that stock price data is the most essential information which is highly volatile, non-linear, and non-parametric and are affected by many uncertainties and interrelated economic and political factors across the globe. Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) have been found to be an efficient tool in modeling stock prices and quite a large number of studies have been done on it. We consider DIRECT LINE INSURANCE GROUP PLC Stock Decision Process with Sign Test where A is the set of discrete actions of LON:DLG 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(Sign Test)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+3 month) $∑ i = 1 n s i$

n:Time series to forecast

p:Price signals of LON:DLG stock

j:Nash equilibria

k:Dominated move

a:Best response for target price

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## LON:DLG Stock Forecast (Buy or Sell) for (n+3 month)

Sample Set: Neural Network
Stock/Index: LON:DLG DIRECT LINE INSURANCE GROUP PLC
Time series to forecast n: 15 Sep 2022 for (n+3 month)

According to price forecasts for (n+3 month) period: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Hold LON:DLG 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

DIRECT LINE INSURANCE GROUP PLC assigned short-term B2 & long-term Ba2 forecasted stock rating. We evaluate the prediction models Multi-Instance Learning (ML) with Sign Test1,2,3,4 and conclude that the LON:DLG stock is predictable in the short/long term. According to price forecasts for (n+3 month) period: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Hold LON:DLG stock.

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

Rating Short-Term Long-Term Senior
Outlook*B2Ba2
Operational Risk 8534
Market Risk3086
Technical Analysis3481
Fundamental Analysis7946
Risk Unsystematic3487

### Prediction Confidence Score

Trust metric by Neural Network: 82 out of 100 with 871 signals.

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Frequently Asked QuestionsQ: What is the prediction methodology for LON:DLG stock?
A: LON:DLG stock prediction methodology: We evaluate the prediction models Multi-Instance Learning (ML) and Sign Test
Q: Is LON:DLG stock a buy or sell?
A: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Hold LON:DLG Stock.
Q: Is DIRECT LINE INSURANCE GROUP PLC stock a good investment?
A: The consensus rating for DIRECT LINE INSURANCE GROUP PLC is Hold and assigned short-term B2 & long-term Ba2 forecasted stock rating.
Q: What is the consensus rating of LON:DLG stock?
A: The consensus rating for LON:DLG is Hold.
Q: What is the prediction period for LON:DLG stock?
A: The prediction period for LON:DLG is (n+3 month)