## Abstract

We evaluate Hershey's prediction models with Ensemble Learning (ML) and Stepwise Regression1,2,3,4 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.

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

## Key Points

1. Operational Risk
2. Prediction Modeling
3. 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 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(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 Regression1,2,3,4 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*B2B2
Operational Risk 4331
Market Risk5852
Technical Analysis8753
Fundamental Analysis3947
Risk Unsystematic5688

### Prediction Confidence Score

Trust metric by Neural Network: 79 out of 100 with 561 signals.

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Frequently Asked QuestionsQ: 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)

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