Stock market predictions are one of the challenging tasks for financial investors across the globe. This challenge is due to the uncertainty and volatility of the stock prices in the market. Due to technology and globalization of business and financial markets it is important to predict the stock prices more quickly and accurately. Last few years there has been much improvement in the field of Neural Network (NN) applications in business and financial markets. Artificial Neural Network (ANN) methods are mostly implemented and play a vital role in decision making for stock market predictions. We evaluate J. B. Hunt prediction models with Statistical Inference (ML) and Multiple Regression1,2,3,4 and conclude that the JBHT 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 JBHT stock.

Keywords: JBHT, J. B. Hunt, stock forecast, machine learning based prediction, risk rating, buy-sell behaviour, stock analysis, target price analysis, options and futures.

## Key Points

1. Which neural network is best for prediction?
2. Fundemental Analysis with Algorithmic Trading
3. Trust metric by Neural Network

## JBHT Target Price Prediction Modeling Methodology

Sentiment Analysis is new way of machine learning to extract opinion orientation (positive, negative, neutral) from a text segment written for any product, organization, person or any other entity. Sentiment Analysis can be used to predict the mood of people that have impact on stock prices, therefore it can help in prediction of actual stock movement. We consider J. B. Hunt Stock Decision Process with Multiple Regression where A is the set of discrete actions of JBHT 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(Statistical Inference (ML)) X S(n):→ (n+8 weeks) $\stackrel{\to }{S}=\left({s}_{1},{s}_{2},{s}_{3}\right)$

n:Time series to forecast

p:Price signals of JBHT stock

j:Nash equilibria

k:Dominated move

a:Best response for target price

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

Sample Set: Neural Network
Stock/Index: JBHT J. B. Hunt
Time series to forecast n: 06 Oct 2022 for (n+8 weeks)

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

J. B. Hunt assigned short-term B1 & long-term Ba3 forecasted stock rating. We evaluate the prediction models Statistical Inference (ML) with Multiple Regression1,2,3,4 and conclude that the JBHT 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 JBHT stock.

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

Rating Short-Term Long-Term Senior
Outlook*B1Ba3
Operational Risk 5171
Market Risk6858
Technical Analysis8367
Fundamental Analysis3577
Risk Unsystematic7535

### Prediction Confidence Score

Trust metric by Neural Network: 89 out of 100 with 474 signals.

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Frequently Asked QuestionsQ: What is the prediction methodology for JBHT stock?
A: JBHT stock prediction methodology: We evaluate the prediction models Statistical Inference (ML) and Multiple Regression
Q: Is JBHT stock a buy or sell?
A: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Hold JBHT Stock.
Q: Is J. B. Hunt stock a good investment?
A: The consensus rating for J. B. Hunt is Hold and assigned short-term B1 & long-term Ba3 forecasted stock rating.
Q: What is the consensus rating of JBHT stock?
A: The consensus rating for JBHT is Hold.
Q: What is the prediction period for JBHT stock?
A: The prediction period for JBHT is (n+8 weeks)