The classical linear multi-factor stock selection model is widely used for long-term stock price trend prediction. However, the stock market is chaotic, complex, and dynamic, for which reasons the linear model assumption may be unreasonable, and it is more meaningful to construct a better-integrated stock selection model based on different feature selection and nonlinear stock price trend prediction methods. We evaluate CLOSE BROTHERS GROUP PLC prediction models with Modular Neural Network (Market News Sentiment Analysis) and Multiple Regression1,2,3,4 and conclude that the LON:CBG 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:CBG stock.

Keywords: LON:CBG, CLOSE BROTHERS GROUP PLC, stock forecast, machine learning based prediction, risk rating, buy-sell behaviour, stock analysis, target price analysis, options and futures.

## Key Points

1. How do you pick a stock?
2. What is the best way to predict stock prices?
3. What statistical methods are used to analyze data? ## LON:CBG Target Price Prediction Modeling Methodology

The stock market prediction has attracted much attention from academia as well as business. Due to the non-linear, volatile and complex nature of the market, it is quite difficult to predict. As the stock markets grow bigger, more investors pay attention to develop a systematic approach to predict the stock market. We consider CLOSE BROTHERS GROUP PLC Stock Decision Process with Multiple Regression where A is the set of discrete actions of LON:CBG 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(Multiple 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(Modular Neural Network (Market News Sentiment Analysis)) X S(n):→ (n+3 month) $\stackrel{\to }{R}=\left({r}_{1},{r}_{2},{r}_{3}\right)$

n:Time series to forecast

p:Price signals of LON:CBG stock

j:Nash equilibria

k:Dominated move

a:Best response for target price

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

Sample Set: Neural Network
Stock/Index: LON:CBG CLOSE BROTHERS GROUP PLC
Time series to forecast n: 11 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:CBG 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

CLOSE BROTHERS GROUP PLC assigned short-term B1 & long-term B1 forecasted stock rating. We evaluate the prediction models Modular Neural Network (Market News Sentiment Analysis) with Multiple Regression1,2,3,4 and conclude that the LON:CBG 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:CBG stock.

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

Rating Short-Term Long-Term Senior
Outlook*B1B1
Operational Risk 5437
Market Risk5278
Technical Analysis4259
Fundamental Analysis6635
Risk Unsystematic8873

### Prediction Confidence Score

Trust metric by Neural Network: 79 out of 100 with 717 signals.

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Frequently Asked QuestionsQ: What is the prediction methodology for LON:CBG stock?
A: LON:CBG stock prediction methodology: We evaluate the prediction models Modular Neural Network (Market News Sentiment Analysis) and Multiple Regression
Q: Is LON:CBG stock a buy or sell?
A: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Hold LON:CBG Stock.
Q: Is CLOSE BROTHERS GROUP PLC stock a good investment?
A: The consensus rating for CLOSE BROTHERS GROUP PLC is Hold and assigned short-term B1 & long-term B1 forecasted stock rating.
Q: What is the consensus rating of LON:CBG stock?
A: The consensus rating for LON:CBG is Hold.
Q: What is the prediction period for LON:CBG stock?
A: The prediction period for LON:CBG is (n+3 month)