## Abstract

**We evaluate Hershey's prediction models with Ensemble Learning (ML) and Stepwise Regression ^{1,2,3,4} and conclude that the HSY stock is predictable in the short/long term. **

**According to price forecasts for (n+8 weeks) period: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Hold HSY stock.**

**HSY, Hershey's, stock forecast, machine learning based prediction, risk rating, buy-sell behaviour, stock analysis, target price analysis, options and futures.**

*Keywords:*## Key Points

- Operational Risk
- Prediction Modeling
- What is the best way to predict stock prices?

## HSY Target Price Prediction Modeling Methodology

We consider Hershey's Stock Decision Process with Stepwise Regression where A is the set of discrete actions of HSY 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(Stepwise 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(Ensemble Learning (ML)) X S(n):→ (n+8 weeks) $R=\left(\begin{array}{ccc}1& 0& 0\\ 0& 1& 0\\ 0& 0& 1\end{array}\right)$

n:Time series to forecast

p:Price signals of HSY stock

j:Nash equilibria

k:Dominated move

a:Best response for target price

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## HSY Stock Forecast (Buy or Sell) for (n+8 weeks)

**Sample Set:**Neural Network

**Stock/Index:**HSY Hershey's

**Time series to forecast n: 05 Sep 2022**for (n+8 weeks)

**According to price forecasts for (n+8 weeks) period: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Hold HSY 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

Hershey's assigned short-term B2 & long-term B2 forecasted stock rating.** We evaluate the prediction models Ensemble Learning (ML) with Stepwise Regression ^{1,2,3,4} and conclude that the HSY stock is predictable in the short/long term.**

**According to price forecasts for (n+8 weeks) period: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Hold HSY stock.**

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

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

Outlook* | B2 | B2 |

Operational Risk | 43 | 31 |

Market Risk | 58 | 52 |

Technical Analysis | 87 | 53 |

Fundamental Analysis | 39 | 47 |

Risk Unsystematic | 56 | 88 |

### Prediction Confidence Score

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## Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the prediction methodology for HSY stock?A: HSY stock prediction methodology: We evaluate the prediction models Ensemble Learning (ML) and Stepwise Regression

Q: Is HSY stock a buy or sell?

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

Q: Is Hershey's stock a good investment?

A: The consensus rating for Hershey's is Hold and assigned short-term B2 & long-term B2 forecasted stock rating.

Q: What is the consensus rating of HSY stock?

A: The consensus rating for HSY is Hold.

Q: What is the prediction period for HSY stock?

A: The prediction period for HSY is (n+8 weeks)