The stock market has been an attractive field for a large number of organizers and investors to derive useful predictions. Fundamental knowledge of stock market can be utilised with technical indicators to investigate different perspectives of the financial market; also, the influence of various events, financial news, and/or opinions on investors' decisions and hence, market trends have been observed. Such information can be exploited to make reliable predictions and achieve higher profitability. Computational intelligence has emerged with various deep neural network (DNN) techniques to address complex stock market problems.** We evaluate Smith & Nephew prediction models with Modular Neural Network (Social Media Sentiment Analysis) and Factor ^{1,2,3,4} and conclude that the SN 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 SN stock.**

**SN, Smith & Nephew, stock forecast, machine learning based prediction, risk rating, buy-sell behaviour, stock analysis, target price analysis, options and futures.**

*Keywords:*## Key Points

- Market Signals
- What is a prediction confidence?
- Buy, Sell and Hold Signals

## SN Target Price Prediction Modeling Methodology

Market systems are so complex that they overwhelm the ability of any individual to predict. But it is crucial for the investors to predict stock market price to generate notable profit. We have taken into factors such as Commodity Prices (crude oil, gold, silver), Market History, and Foreign exchange rate (FEX) that influence the stock trend. We consider Smith & Nephew Stock Decision Process with Factor where A is the set of discrete actions of SN 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(Factor)

^{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(Modular Neural Network (Social Media Sentiment Analysis)) X S(n):→ (n+3 month) $\overrightarrow{R}=\left({r}_{1},{r}_{2},{r}_{3}\right)$

n:Time series to forecast

p:Price signals of SN stock

j:Nash equilibria

k:Dominated move

a:Best response for target price

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## SN Stock Forecast (Buy or Sell) for (n+3 month)

**Sample Set:**Neural Network

**Stock/Index:**SN Smith & Nephew

**Time series to forecast n: 24 Sep 2022**for (n+3 month)

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

Smith & Nephew assigned short-term B3 & long-term Baa2 forecasted stock rating.** We evaluate the prediction models Modular Neural Network (Social Media Sentiment Analysis) with Factor ^{1,2,3,4} and conclude that the SN 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 SN stock.**

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

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

Outlook* | B3 | Baa2 |

Operational Risk | 31 | 86 |

Market Risk | 59 | 84 |

Technical Analysis | 70 | 56 |

Fundamental Analysis | 64 | 90 |

Risk Unsystematic | 35 | 50 |

### Prediction Confidence Score

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## Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the prediction methodology for SN stock?A: SN stock prediction methodology: We evaluate the prediction models Modular Neural Network (Social Media Sentiment Analysis) and Factor

Q: Is SN stock a buy or sell?

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

Q: Is Smith & Nephew stock a good investment?

A: The consensus rating for Smith & Nephew is Hold and assigned short-term B3 & long-term Baa2 forecasted stock rating.

Q: What is the consensus rating of SN stock?

A: The consensus rating for SN is Hold.

Q: What is the prediction period for SN stock?

A: The prediction period for SN is (n+3 month)